The third annual Pre-MOBO Awards Show was held on Monday 20 November at Boisdale of Canary Wharf. The red carpet gala event, hosted by YolanDa Brown and China Moses.
World-class performers on the night included: neo-soul singer Floacist (one-half of Grammy-nominated duo Floetry), reggae artist Kiko Bun, award-winning French jazz pianist Tony Tixier, jazz/soul singer Zara McFarlane(who won Best Jazz Act in the 2014 MOBO Awards), R&B/soul singer Rachel Kerr (former MOBO Award winner for Best Gospel Act) and soul singer Josh Daniel (who appeared on the 2015 X Factor).
Rapidly establishing itself as one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the calendar for fans of R&B, soul, jazz, blues, gospel music and reggae – The Pre-MOBO Awards Show, last year hosted by Lemar and China Moses, saw unforgettable performances by Ayanna Witter Johnson, Bill Laurance & Mike Aremu, Rumer, Guvna B, Moelogo, Temi Dollface, Volney Morgan & New Ye, and Shaun Escoffery. Highlights include Grammy Award-winning soul music legend Maxwell presenting the Best R&B/Soul Act award to Shakka.
The inaugural event in 2015 saw legendary artists like Courtney Pine, Mica Paris and Omar taking the stage. It is, quite unmistakably, an unmissable night for music lovers.
Winners for the 2017 MOBO Awards for Best R&B/Soul, Best Jazz, Best Gospel and Best Reggae acts were announced on the evening.
BEST R&B/SOUL ACT
Supported by Mi-Soul
Craig David (WINNER)
BEST JAZZ ACT
Supported by Jazz FM
Moses Boyd (WINNER)
BEST GOSPEL ACT
Supported by Premier Gospel
Volney Morgan & New-Ye (WINNER)