The 2021 MOBO Awards is an annual music awards show held in the UK, and this year it will take place right here in Coventry.
The star-studded event will attract audiences far and wide across the country, with some of the UK’s top artists, performers and film stars set to make an appearance.
The MOBO Awards honours achievements in music of black origin, including hip hop, grime, R&B, soul, reggae, jazz, gospel, and African music.
Over the past 25 years, the MOBO Awards stage has seen many unforgettable performances from incredible British stars including Sade, Amy Winehouse, Stormzy, FKA twigs, Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sandé, Stefflon Don, Craig David, Ms. Dynamite, Headie One, Krept, and Konan.
Here is everything you need to know about the 2021 MOBO Awards:
Where and when will it be held?
The MOBO Awards will take place at the Coventry Building Society Arena on Sunday, 5 December.
This is the first time the prestigious event is taking place in Coventry.
It will be live-streamed on YouTube, with BBC One broadcasting a behind-the-scenes show with interviews and performances.
Who is hosting the event?
Little Mix Member Leigh-Anne Pinnock and British comedian Munya Chawawa will be presenting the MOBOs this year.
Leigh-Anne said she was ‘honoured’ to host the ceremony, announcing the news on her Instagram: “Guess who’s hosting the @moboawards 2021!!?? Only little old me and the comedy genius that is @munyachawawa Gassed, Honoured, Excited and slightly pissing my pants! But it’s going to be sooo much fun! Don’t miss it! LIVE December 5th! 8pm! On YouTube!!”
Munya, who is known for re-creating classic songs in a humorous way, said: “I’ve been told we’ve got big performances, magical moments [and] it’s just gonna be a whole lot of fun.”
Leigh-Anne said: “Make sure you tune in, December 5th, 8pm, live! Don’t miss it guys, it’s gonna be amazing.”
Who is coming?
The UK’s biggest artists are set to make an appearance at the MOBO Awards.
It is not known for certain if all nominees will turn up for the glamorous event, but many are expected to make an appearance.
Dave leads this year’s MOBOs nominations with five while newcomer Central Cee comes in close behind with four nominations.
Little Simz, Arlo Parks, Ghetts and Cleo Sol have three each, including Best Female Act and Album of the Year.
The MCs nominated include Headie One, Tion Wayne, Unknown T, Digga D and M1llionz.
Local rappers A1 X J1 have also been nominated at this year’s MOBO Awards for their song ‘Latest Trends’.
You can now vote for who you want to win on the MOBOs website.
Where can I get tickets?
Tickets are available to purchase on the MOBO Awards website here.
Prices are £35, £45 and £55 plus handling charges.
For VIP packages, you can contact the sales team on the MOBO Awards website.
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