The MOBO Awards are to return for its 25th anniversary event at the end of the month.
“It’s a proud moment to see MOBO Awards return to London for our big 25-year milestone, which will see us celebrating our legacy, as well as paying it forward to the biggest stars of the scene,” said MOBO founder Kanya King CBE in a statement.
“25 years ago I put my house and sanity on the line to make the first MOBO Awards happen at the Connaught Rooms and what an incredible journey it has been.”
Here’s all we know about the MOBO Awards 2022, with more details soon to come.
When are the MOBO Awards 2022?
The MOBOs 2022 will take place on November 30. You can also attend the awards ceremony yourself, as tickets went on general sale on October 21.
Who is performing at the MOBO Awards 2022?
The MOBO awards will be full of performances from groups and rappers alike. Kojey Radical, Tion Wayne, Fireboy DML, Cat Burns and FLO are confirmed to take the stage, with FLO making their televised awards ceremony debut.
Having turned heads with their recent live performances on Jools Holland and Jimmy Kimmel, the trio – made up of Renée, Jorja and Stella – are set to stun at Wembley after an impressive debut year and have already been tipped by Missy Elliott, SZA and Sugababes.
Who is hosting the MOBO Awards 2022?
London-based YouTubers turned TV presenters Chunkz and Yung Filly will be hosting this year’s show. Both the stars won the MOBO best media personality award last year.
Chunkz, who hosted the MOBO Awards in 2020 alongside Maya Jama, is a social media phenomenon with over 193 million views on his YouTube channel.
Presenter, musician and comedian Yung Filly has gone from one of the UK’s most popular YouTubers to recording music with grime royalty Chip and impressing Paul Hollywood on The Great Celebrity Bake Off.
Where will the MOBO Awards 2022 be held?
The MOBO Awards 2022 will be held at the OVO Arena Wembley and King has promised that the 25th anniversary edition of the MOBOs “will be the biggest celebration we have ever created”.
“I want MOBO to continue being a beacon for the best talent this country has to offer,” she added. “Here’s to the next 25 years!”
Who are this year’s nominees?
Nominees for this year’s awards include Little Simz, Dave, Aitch Mahalia and many more.
The full line-up of nominees is as follows:
Best Male Act
Dave D-Block Europe
Best Female Act
Album of the Year
Aitch – Close to Home
Knucks – Alpha Place
Kojey Radical – Reason to Smile
Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
M Huncho – Chasing Euphoria
Miraa May – Tales of a Miracle
Song of the Year in Association with Lucozade – (Public Voted Category)
Aitch featuring Ashanti – Baby
Central Cee – Doja
Dave – Starlight
Digga D & Stillbrickin – Pump 101
Dreya Mac, Felixthe1st & Finch Fetti – Own Brand (Baddie)
Potter Payper featuring Tiggs Da Author – Gangsteritus
Best Newcomer in Association with Asos – (Public Voted Category)
Video of the Year in Association with McCrispy – (Public Voted Category)
Central Cee – Doja (directed by Cole Bennett)
Headie One, Abra Cadabra & Bandokay – Can’t Be Us (directed by Headie One & Don Prod)
Knucks – Alpha House/Hide & Seek (directed by Emile Ebrahim Kelly)
Kojey Radical featuring Knucks – Payback (directed by Charlie Sarsfield & Ejiro Dafé)
Little Simz featuring Obongjayar – Point and Kill (directed by Ebeneza Blanche)
Mahalia – Whatever Simon Say (directed by Mahalia)
Best R&B/Soul Act
Best Grime Act – [Public Voted Category]
D Double E
Manga Saint Hilare
Best Hip Hop Act in Association with Mixtape Madness
Best Drill Act Supported by Trench – (Public Voted Category)
Best International Act - (Public Voted Category)
Best Performance in a TV Show/Film – (Public Voted Category)
Damson Idris as Franklin Saint – Snowfall
Daniel Kaluuya as Otis “Oj” Haywood Jr – Nope
Jasmine Jobson as Jaq – Top Boy
Kane Robinson (Kano) as Sully – Top Boy
Lashana Lynch As Nomi – No Time to Die
Samuel Adewunmi as Hero – You Don’t Know Me
Best Media Personality – (Public Voted Category)
Best Alternative Music Act in Association with Marshall
Best Electronic/Dance Act – supported by Mixmag
Best African Music Act – supported by Afrozons – [Public Voted Category]
Adekunle Gold (Nigeria)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Fireboy Dml (Nigeria)
Kabza De Small (South Africa)
Omah Lay (Nigeria)
Best Gospel Act – supported by Premier Gospel
Best Jazz Act – supported by Jazz Fm
Blue Lab Beats
Ego Ella May
Best Caribbean Music Act
Best Producer – supported by Complex UK