The MOBOs

1Xtra Talks with Richie Brave

By BBC Radio 1Xtra

The MOBOs

Thursday, 10 December

With the MOBOs coming up next week, Richie and Shahlaa are joined by artists and music lovers to look back at 24 years of these iconic awards. The legendary Trevor Nelson, four-time MOBO winner, is giving us some history as he looks back to the first awards night back in 1996 and plays tribute to their founder, Kanya King. He's joined by Mykaell Riley, Director of the Black Music Research Unit, to talk about the huge impact the MOBOs have had. And Wardah Sempah from Link Up TV is here to tell us what the awards mean for underground artists. Also, previous MOBO winners Shakka and Graft chat about their experiences, and punk duo Nova Twins make their case for an alternative music category.
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