Last weekend, the SGS team headed down to this year’s Mobo Awards in Glasgow’s SSE Hydro arena.
The night kicked off with performances from the likes of Lady Leshurr (Best Female Act), Craig David (Best Male Act), Section Boyz, Popcaan and various others.
Twitter went crazy after hosts Rickie and Melvin handed out the wrong award #awkward. The MOBO award for best song was handed to WSTRN, leaving the audience and viewers confuse
d as Abra Cadabra’s song Robbery played in the background while WSTRN collected the award.
The error was then publicly rectified and MC Abra Cadabra took to the stage with Krept and Konan (who were featured on the remixed version of the track) while hosts claim that they were “handed the wrong envelope”.
It wasn’t a total loss for WSTRN however as they did win the award for Best Newcomers, perhaps helping to soften the blow for them.
It seems that this one mistake has overshadowed all the MOBOs successes in their previous years. The Music of Black Origin Awards is the ONLY award show for black music on National Television. So maybe we shouldn’t be so quick to judge and actually give them credit for being pioneers in the movement giving exposure and accreditation to underrepresent ethnic minorities.
The rest of the awards were as follows:
Best album - Kano ‘Made In The Manor’
Best hip-hop act - Section Boyz
Best video - Nadia Rose ‘Skwod’ (Directed by Reece Proctol)
Best R&B/soul – Shakka
Best grime act (in association with BBC Radio 1Xtra) - Chip
Best international act - Drake
Best jazz act – Esperanza Spalding
Best gospel act - Guvna B
Best reggae act - Popcaan
Best African act - Wiz Kid
Paving the way - Nicola Adams and Ms. Dynamite