Mobo Awards won’t be taking place in 2018 but will return in November 2019, bigger and bolder. The announcement was made by founder, Kanya King CBE and her Mobo team earlier today.
The ceremony, which has been running since 1996, making it 21 years after last year champions “the best in British urban music and culture”, acting as a corrective to the pop and rock-focused Brits.
Founder Kanya King said taking a gap year would allow the Mobos to return with a “bigger, revamped show” in 2019.
“We understand the Mobos will be missed this year but we will return next year, bigger and bolder,” she said, in a statement posted on the Mobos’ official Twitter feed.
She said she planned to expand the scope of the Mobos beyond the annual awards ceremony to support emerging artists, not just in music but in film, television and other areas of the arts.