BET TO BROADCAST THE 2017 MOBO AWARDS HIGHLIGHTS IN AFRICA
…Popular Urban Music Awards Show Will Air Saturday 23 December 7pm
Lagos, 12 December 2017: BET is proud to announce that they will air a one-hour highlights show of the prestigious 22ndannual MOBO Awards. The world-renowned awards show celebrating the best in urban music, will broadcast for the first time on BET (DStv channel 129) on Saturday, 23 Decemberat 7.00pm.
The awards took place at First Direct Arena in Leeds, UK, and provided an electrifying evening of live performances and appearances from top artists and entertainers. Performers included afrobeats superstar Davido, who recently 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. Billboard’s #1 US star Cardi B,who received 5 wins at the BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2017 in October, Hip Hop titans Krept & Konan, man of the moment Stormzy, hotly tipped rising rap star Stefflon Don also took to the stage to enthral concert goers.
Kanya King, MOBO Founder and CEO, commented: “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.”
Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President & Managing Director Viacom International Media Networks Africa and BET International 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.”
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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