Preview: Mobo Awards- it’s that time of year again…

October 14, 2008 by  
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Ah, it doesn’t seem two seconds since Mr. Lover Lover himself graced the stage of the O2 arena in shades and a tux exclaiming, “it wasn’t me!?  And who can forget the stumbling and slurrings of Miss. Amy Winehouse beautifully juxtaposed with her ever energetic backing singers?

Well Wednesday night it’s all happening again with the return of heady celebrations for all things musical of black origin with the 13th Annual Mobo Awards at Wembley Arena.  Hosted by former Spice Girl, Mel B, and hip hop legend Reverend Run of Run DMC, hoping to  live up to the bombastic precedent of Shaggy and Jamelia, this year’s star-studded show promises performances from John Legend, Estelle, Flor Rida, Jay Sean, Taio Cruz and Sugarbabes.

With awards for Best Hip Hop, Best International Artist, Best UK Male and Female, Best Song, Best Album and Best Video (wow…what a mouthful…) it should all be a grand night of patting achievers firmly on the back and sending them on their way all motivated and stuff.  Let’s just keep our fingers crossed that everyone remembers their words and the number of “Um, yeah, I just wanna thank God and my Mom…? acceptance vomit-fests are kept to a strict minimum.