DCRs DJ RUPERT FROM THE MOBOs
Written by Archie Fergusson on 20/10/2013
Rupert can be heard Sunday’s 8.00pm and Wednesday’s 10.00pm
It is the third time the MOBOs – Music Of Black Origin – have been held in the city, after the 2009 and 2011 events in Glasgow were such a great success.
For the first time, the awards were held at the new £125 million Hydro arena which opened with a series of Rod Stewart gigs less than a month ago.
Celebrities, including Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt, Waterloo star Chelsee Healey and musician Jazzie B, took to the red carpet alongside bands Stooshe, Rudimental, and former Sugababes Mutya Keisha Siobhan (also known as MKS) as well as X-factor finalist Jahmene Douglas, who braved the rain to attend the bling event.
Joining them were stars including Craig David, Gabrielle, Ms Dynamite and John Newman, dance troupe Diversity as well as host MOBO founder Kanya King and BBC 1Xtra’s Trevor Nelson, who co-hosted the event alongside fellow-presenter Sarah-Jane Crawford.
The crowds were also treated to performances from the likes of Rudimental, Ms Dynamite, Fuse ODG, Jahmene Douglas, Tinie Tempah, Iggy Azalea and Naughty Boy.
And the winners are…
Best Song: Naughty Boy – La La La
Best Album: Rudimental – Home
Best Female: Laura Mvula
Best Male Act: Wiley
Best Newcomer: Krept and Konan
Best International Act: Kendrick Lamar
Best African Act: Fuse ODG
Best Hip Hop/Grime Act: Tinie Tempah
Best Reggae Act: Sean Paul
Best R&B/Soul Act: Laura Mvula
Best Video: Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith – La La La
Best Jazz Act: Sons of Kemet
Best Gospel Act: Lurine Cato
The ‘BeMOBO’ Award: Baroness Doreen Lawrence, founder of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust