BET to nroadcast 2017 MOBO Awards highlights December 23

Alex Okosi

BET has announced they will air a one-hour highlights show of the 22nd MOBO Awards. The world-renowned awards, which celebrate the best in urban music, will broadcast for the first time on BET (DStv channel 129) on Saturday, December 23 at 7.00pm local time.

The 2017 awards, which took place at First Direct Arena in Leeds, United Kingdom, provided an electrifying evening of live performances and appearances from top artistes and entertainers.

Performers included afrobeat superstar Davido, who walked away with the Best African Act award and was a co-winner of the Worldwide Act award at the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards held in London last month.

Also performing on the night was Billboard’s number one US star, Cardi B, who received five wins at the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2017 in October, Hip-hop titans, Krept and Konan; man of the moment Stormzy, and hotly tipped rising rap star, Stefflon Don also took to the stage to enthral concert goers.

Speaking on the development, MOBO Founder and CEO, Kanya King said, “We are excited to partner with BET to broadcast this year’s MOBO Awards. This year was an exciting show befitting of the outstanding talent and music we have seen in the past year. It is a very exciting and significant time for black music, and we produced a really special evening of celebrating this cultural movement.”

Executive Vice President and Managing Director Viacom International Media Networks Africa and BET International, Alex Okosi on his part said: “As a brand that celebrates black excellence in music, entertainment, news and culture, BET International is thrilled to partner with the MOBO organization to broadcast this year’s award show. We recognize the contribution the show has played in elevating many UK and International Artists and their music and we look forward to a continued partnership.”

He noted that BET in Africa is the home of great entertainment for lovers of urban culture and aims to reflect, respect and elevate all that inspires audiences while the brand remains fun, bold and entertaining.

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