MOBOs: ‘Hello Wembley’

After switching from The Royal Albert Hall to the O2 Arena in 2007, the Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) awards will be staged at Wembley Arena this year.

“I’m confident we’ll put on a show that they’re going to remember for a long time to come,” said Live Nation U.K. president Paul Latham, whose company runs the arena.

“The enthusiasm, commitment and level of support we’ve received from Wembley as well as the local community and Brent Council for the MOBO Awards Show to come to Wembley has been simply incredible,” said event founder Kanya King MBE. “Many of our performers can’t wait to go on stage and say those iconic words, ‘Hello Wembley.’”

This year’s MOBOs will reach a global audience in more than 75 countries spanning five continents. It will be broadcast in the U.K. by BBC Three with highlights on BBC One.

The nominations for this year’s categories will be announced early next month and voted on publicly with the results announced at the October 15 awards presentation.