BET Africa has announced that it will air a one-hour highlights show of the prestigious 22nd annual MOBO Awards. Produced by AVANTI Media, the world-renowned awards show celebrating the best in urban music.
The awards took place at First Direct Arena in Leeds and provided an electrifying evening of live performances and appearances from top artists and entertainers. Performers included afrobeats superstar Davido, Billboard’s #1 US star Cardi B, Hip Hop titans Krept & Konan, man of the moment Stormzy, hotly tipped rising rap star Stefflon Don.
Playing a significant role in British culture for over two decades, the MOBO Awards has been instrumental in the careers of UK artists such as Tinie Tempah, Craig David, Stormzy, Emeli Sandé, Krept & Konan and countless others.
Kanya King, MOBO Founder and CEO, commented: “We are excited to partner with BET to broadcast this year’s MOBO Awards. This year was an exciting show befitting of the outstanding talent and music we have seen in the past year. It is a very exciting and significant time for black music, and we produced a really special evening of celebrating this cultural movement.”
Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President & Managing Director Viacom International Media Networks Africa and BET International said: “As a brand that celebrates Black excellence in music, entertainment, news and culture, BET International is thrilled to partner with the MOBO organization to broadcast this year’s award show. We recognize the contribution the show has played in elevating many UK Artists and their music and we look forward to a continued partnership.”
Catch the MOBO Awards for the first time on BET (DStv channel 129) on Saturday, 23 December at 20:00 CAT.