Leading to the 20th anniversary of the MOBOs, a pre-show was done last week in order to announce the winners of Best Gospel, R&B, Soul & Jazz. With performances coming from Shakka, Dora-Martin as well as attendees including 2015 UnsSung winners Mic Lowry and actresses Letitia Hector & Vanessa Vanderpuye (from show “Venus vs Mars”).
Shakka won Best R&B/Soul. He deserves it (Shakka with two K’s).
Also winning on the night was FaithChild (Best Gospel) and Binker & Moses (Best Jazz Act).
Performances include Andreya Triana and Julia Biel.
The night celebrated something that we always knew about the heavy rise of the Grime scene that has even inspired Canada to develop their own…and yet, many still think it’s from Canada. With U.S. artists such as Drake rubbing shoulders with the Boy Better Know (you don know Bruv) crew (JME, Skepta) as well as Krept & Konan being heavily featured on Hot. 97, and getting a Number 1 Hip Hop album and winning Best Album yesterday, the message is clear – the streets is where destinies are made and it’s trailblazers such as So Solid, Ms Dynamite, Wiley, Lethal Bizzle, Skepta & JME that the new generation should arguably take off their New Era caps to.
Stormzy wins Best Hip Hop Act and has had a great successful year ever since he won Best International Act UK at the BET Awards.
Popcaan won Best Reggae, Fuse ODG is flying high for Africans everywhere with his emerging sound of the Afrobeats – which is producing highly viewed artists such as Yemi Alade.
Section Boyz are the most talked about right now that even Rita Ora is feeling their vibes. Well done fellas for winning Best Newcomer. (‘Shots, shots, shots shots’).
Ella Eyre won Best Female Artist, FKA Twigs took home Best Video and Drake won Best International Act. Regardless as to how many “Hotline Bling” disses we’ve seen.