I just had the pleasure of watching the MOBO (Music Of Black Origin) awards which was held in Leeds, UK this year. This was the 20 year anniversary, so ‘bigger and better’. I have to be honest and say it certainly was not bigger and better but it was great to see that the MOBO’s have gone back to their roots…UK focused! There had been some years where they lost themselves and concentrated far too much on American artists that did not even turn up, even though the years when Destiny’s Child, Puff Daddy (as he was known then), Mace, Faith Evans, Kelly Price and 112 performed were the greatest.Anyway, I digress…so like I said we have gone back to basics with full focus on UK talent. I was so happy to see that UK based GHANAIAN artists stole the show!
Firstly GRIME artist Lethal Bizzle opened the show with a great performance of his hits ‘Fester Skank’ and my all time favourite ‘Pow’ from back in my Grime loving days.
Watch it below:
New GRIME sensation MC Stormzy won the best male act and best Grime act. The weird thing is it was only 2 days ago my friend and I were talking about the new artists on the UK scene since I have been in Ghana, she told me about and showed me Stormzy’s video ‘Where do you know me from?’ with his mum which I automatically fell in love with.
He was one of the MOBO triumphs this year, well done him!
Watch his acceptance speech here:
Last but very not least my man FUSE ODG won Best African artist and performed ‘Million pound Girl’ and ‘Dangerous Love’. I have nothing but love and respect for Fuse, flying that flag for Ghana and Africa as a whole.
Watch his performance here:
Sexy Ghanaian Chocolate Idris Elba also made an appearance to present an award. My sister and I were so excited to see him. He never fails to put a smile on our faces.
This Is New Africa indeed! I am sure people never thought Africans would be as popular as we are today! lol. In music, fashion and films. See I told you that The Only Way Is GHANA! I just had a thought though…Where are our Ghanaian Females in the industry?