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MOBO Awards to return next month for 25th anniversary

The celebrated ceremony returns to Wembley Arena

By Nick Reilly

MOBOs founder Kanya King

The MOBO Awards will returns for its 25th anniversary event next month, it’s been confirmed.

The ceremony has championed music of Black origin since its launch in 1996, with the likes of Stormzy, Little Simz, Dave and many more picking up some of their earliest awards during the event’s storied history.

Today (October 20), it’s been confirmed that the MOBOs 2022 will take place at the OVO Arena Wembley on November 30. Tickets go on general sale tomorrow (October 21) at 9am BST and you can buy them here.

MOBO founder Kanya King CBE said: “It’s a proud moment to see MOBO Awards return to London for our big 25 year milestone, which will see us celebrating our legacy, as well as paying it forward to the biggest stars of the scene.

“25 years ago I put my house and sanity on the line to make the first MOBO Awards happen at the Connaught Rooms and what an incredible journey it has been.”

King said that the 25th anniversary edition of the MOBOs “will be the biggest celebration we have ever created”, adding: “I want MOBO to continue being a beacon for the best talent this country has to offer. Here’s to the next 25 years!”

She said: “MOBO continues to rise and create a cultural and social footprint, it will continue to be an agent for positive change in arts, culture, music and society as a whole.”

Last year’s ceremony saw wins for the likes of Ghetts and Little Simz, who won Best Male and Best Female Act respectively.