The 11 Most Important Things That Happened At The MOBOs

Everything you need to know from the biggest awards in British black music.

November 04, 2016

The MOBO Awards turned 21 tonight, November 4, with a ceremony held in Glasgow, Scotland. Performances on the night came from Craig David, Laura Mvula, Lady Leshurr, and Section Boyz among others. Nominees include Skepta, Giggs, Kano, M.I.A., and more. Here's a run down of every major event from the night.

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1. Section Boyz added a second MOBO to their collection.


2. While Nadia Rose won her first.


3. Kano accepted his Best Album award from an airport.

Word!:Best album. #silverhayes #moboawards

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4. Craig David was on an old school tip with a medley including “Re-Rewind” and “7 Days."


5. Best Female winner Lady Leshurr proved she was the true queen of the evening.


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6. Even though some people thought Glasgow was an odd choice for the ceremony.




7. Popcaan wore the best suit of the night.


8. Chip celebrated winning Best Grime by smoking one up.

"If everyone's going right and God tells me to turn left, that's the way I'm gonna go. Grime to the world, Cash Motto to the universe. Let's go get baked."



9. Olympic boxer Nicola Adams's acceptance speech was heartfelt and poignant.

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10. WSTRN were mistakenly named winners of Best Song and Twitter went wild.

The real winner was Abra Cadabra and Krept and Konan with their song "Robbery."





11. But Section Boyz and Fekky’s performance ensured the evening ended on a high.

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