MOBOs 2020: 'more important than ever to show off black culture'

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MOBOs 2020: 'more important than ever to show off black culture'

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After two years, the MOBO Awards are back with Nines, Lianne La Havas and Mahalia leading the nominations.Headie One & M Huncho, Ms Banks, Tiwa Savage and Kojey Radical have been announced as actors.It will be hosted by Maya Jama and Chunkz and will premiere December 9, 2020 on BBC One and YouTube.More important than ever," said MOBO founder Kanya King to carry on the rich history of showcasing the best of black music and culture.When it was announced that there would be no MOBO in 2018, fans said they had to take a break to "Take the platform to new heights"There is no explanation why the award was not awarded in 2019.In recognition of closing time, a special category is dedicated to the best albums between 2017 and 2019.Dave, Kano, Ella Mai, Skepta, Nines and Little Simz were all nominees in the category.

When will it open?

The 90-minute ceremony will be broadcast live on December 9 at 7 p.m. on YouTube and later at 10:45 p.m. on BBC One.DJ Target's 7pm 1Xtra will include performances and interviews from this year's nominees.There's also a special 1Xtra talk show on Sunday, December 6, which looks at the award history since its inception in 1996.There will be highlights and extra content on SLOTXO AUTO iPlayer and BBC Sounds.

Who is hosting

After becoming the youngest show host in 2017, Maya made a comeback this year.She will be joined by comedian and first-time host YouTuber Chunkz.The pair were both self-nominated in a public vote for best media personality.They will fight Munya Chawawa, Mo Gilligan, Clara Amfo and KSI.

Who was nominated?

MC Nines in North West London led the nominations, he was in five categories: Best Actor and Album of the Year.Singers Lianne La Havas, Mahalia and Tiana Major9 received three nominations in total, including Best Actress.6 out of 17 categories were voted public online.The full list of nominees can be found on the MOBO website.

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