Last night the 19th annual MOBO Awards took place in London at the SSE Arena after a 5 year hiatus.
The Awards show was broadcasted live for the first time ever on ITV2, so the fans could enjoy all the action along with those attending the show. The night saw an abundance of urban and more mainstream stars showcasing their talents and picking up awards for their outstanding achievements in 2014.
As we know a lot of independent artists were recognised for their efforts at the 19th anuual MOBO Awards last night in London. Acts such as Ghetts, Meridian Dan, Little Simz and Fekky took to the stage to give their live performances and regardless of opinion it’s fair to say they did themselves and the ‘urban’ scene proud.
As per usual, BBK kept it super trill. Skeppy jumped on stage to receive his award for ‘Best Music Video’ (“Thats Not Me”) and took the mic wearing just a plain black jumper and nike hat to match. The acceptance speech was short, sweet and inspirational. Letting the fans plus up coming artists know that an £80 video was able to capture the masses and bag them an award. For the young kids sitting at home looking to be the next big thing, the lesson to take from this is invest in yourself, big budgets are cool but work with what you got and have faith.
Another positive moment to highlight is that within the space of a year, 21 year old Stormzy has managed to quit his day job, top the iTunes chart with his independent EP release ‘Dreamers Disease’ and receive the MOBO award for ‘Best Grime Act’. Clearly overwhelmed and humbled by the occasion, Stormzy was lost for words and thankful for the achievement, continuing to thank god first and foremost.
After last years success winning ‘Best Newcomers’ the South London duo Krept and Konan bagged another MOBO for ‘Best Hip Hop Act’, as well as giving one of the best performances of the night for “Don’t Waste My Time” and a brand new “Don’t Tell Em” remix with US R&B crooner Jermih.
No stranger to the MOBO stage, Ghetts (who in previous Awards shows he has accompanied good friend Kano for the single “Typical Me”) was up for 3 noms and set the stage alight with a live band despite leaving without an award.
The MOBO AWARDS in association with HTC One (M8) 2014 Winners:
MOBO Best African Act: Fuse ODG
MOBO Best Reggae Act: Stylo G
MOBO Best HipHop Act: Krept and Konan
MOBO Best RnB/Soul Act: Sam Smith
MOBO Best Gospel Act: Living Faith Connection Choir
MOBO Best Jazz Act: Zara McFarlane
MOBO Best Grime Act: Stormzy (In association with BBC Radio 1Xtra)
MOBO Best Newcomer: Ella Eyre (In association with HTC)
MOBO Best Male: Sam Smith
MOBO Best Female: Jessie J
MOBO Best Intl: Beyoncé
MOBO Best Video: Skepta ft J.M.E ‘That’s Not Me’
MOBO Best Song: Sam Smith ‘Stay With Me’
MOBO Best Album: Sam Smith
MOBO Inspiration Award: Idris Elba
That moment Skepta won ‘Best Video’ for “That’s Not Me”, brings all the man on stage, states his video cost less than his ticket to attend (“eighty English pounds”) and bigs up Stormzy and Novelist.
Meanwhile his brother JME (who also won the Award) is at home tweeting this:
The emotional moment Stormzy was presented ‘Best Grime Act’ by DJ Cameo and Charlie Sloth. Being an unsigned artist this is a historic achievement!
Last years ‘Best Newcomers’ Krept & Konan picked up ‘Best Hip Hop Act’…
They also did a massive performance of “That’s Not Me”:
Then finished off the show with a special remix of “Don’t Tell Em” linking up with US sensation Jeremih:
Fekky and Meridian Dan performed a mash up of “Still Sittin Here” and “German Whip”:
Stylo G wins ‘Best Reggae Act’, bigs up his baby mums and tells MOBOs they need to broadcast the Reggae Award live on TV next time:
What was your favourite moment from the 2014 MOBO Awards?