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Britain's MOBO awards to host first live show since 2017

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Britain's MOBO awards to host first live show since 2017
Britain's MOBO awards to host first live show since 2017   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">LONDON</span> – Britain’s <span class="caps">MOBO</span> Awards will return later this year with a live show, their first since 2017, organisers said on Thursday.</p> <p>The <span class="caps">MOBO</span>s, which honour Music of Black Origin, will be held on Dec. 5 in Coventry, currently designated the UK City of Culture. Nominees are yet to be announced.</p> <p>The annual awards show, which began in 1996, went on hiatus in 2017 and was held virtually last year due to the <span class="caps">COVID</span>-19 pandemic.</p> <p>“In 2020, we proudly did the unthinkable by producing an awards show amid a global pandemic, which was no easy feat. This year, we are delighted to be returning to a live format in the incredible city of Coventry,” <span class="caps">MOBO</span> Group founder and chief Kanya King said in a statement.</p> <p>“Over the past 24 years, the <span class="caps">MOBO</span> Awards has set a precedent for delivering memorable moments and iconic performances, and this year’s ceremony will be no different.”</p> <p>Past <span class="caps">MOBO</span> awards winners include rappers Stormzy and Tinie Tempah as well as singers Leona Lewis and Emeli Sande.</p> <p/> </div>