Kanya King

UK NEWS: MOBO AWARDS CEO CONFIRMS ALL STAFF WILL BE PAID AFTER BECTU SINGLES OUT ORGANISATION

Several days ago media and entertainment union BECTU put MOBO Awards organisers on blast and urged them to pay ALL their staff. The appeal came in response to an advertisement for runners and ushers to work on the event which confirmed that no payment was being offered. The union believed that MOBO was signalling an intention to breach the national minimum wage regulations; the Act stipulates that all work should be paid at least at the level of the national minimum wage. []

TWEET OF THE DAY: KANYA KING (MOBO AWARDS FOUNDER)

Our MOBO Panel have already met to discuss award noms. 2 b announced end of August. Shhhhhh…… — Kanya King MBE (@KanyaKing) July 27, 2011 I cannot wait to see the nominations list. I look forward to having a good laugh. Also it has been announced that Jessie J, Katy B and US songstress Alexis Jordan will be performing at this years MOBO (Music Of Black Origin) Awards. Jessie J – A predictable choice who will probably take home the most awards []

UK NEWS: MOBO AWARDS 2011 TO TAKE PLACE IN GLASGOW

MOBO awards founder Kanya King held a press conference  today and announced that the 2011 ceremony will take place in Glasgow (Scotland). She also confirmed that the event will be held in Glasgow in 2013, and on it’s the 20th anniversary in 2015. I think that this is a good move. When they held the 2009 event in Glasgow it was a huge success. The show was well organised and the audience was hyped up and lively. But last year’s event in []

UK NEWS: MOBO DROPS ‘BEST DJ’ CATEGORY

The nominees for the forthcoming 2010 Mobo Awards extravaganza were announced last night and this morning only one question is being asked. What happened to the Best DJ category????  This year the MOBO committee has decided to ignore the nations DJ’s and as you can imagine ego’s have been bruised. Previous winners Tim Westwood and Trevor Nelson must be punching brick walls right now in a fit of rage.  So why the decision to remove this popular category from the list Kanya? Enquiring minds want to []

UK NEWS: MOBO AWARD 2010 NOMINEES LIST

Well.. it’s that time again folks…. Check out the 2010 MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards nominees list below… Best Newcomer Tinie Tempah Professor Green Scorcher Labrinth Devlin Best UK Act Tinie Tempah Jay Sean Tinchy Stryder Taio Cruz Chipmunk N-Dubz Giggs JLS Roll Deep M.I.A Dizzee Rascal Alexandra Burke Sade Plan B Leona Lewis Best Song Taio Cruz ft Ke$ha – ‘Dirty Picture’ Tinie Tempah – ‘Pass Out’ N-Dubz ft Mr Hudson – ‘Playing With Fire’ Mark Ronson & The Business []

UK EVENT: MOBO TOUR TO HIT SIX CITIES IN OCTOBER

The MOBO Tour is set to hit six of the UK’s hottest cities in October. The tour will be headlined by DJ and Boy Better Know frontman, Skepta. The chart-topping emcee will take to the stage alongside a host of fresh, new “URBAN” talent. Mobo founder, Kanya King said: “MOBO is proud to be partnering with PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council England and Urban Development to present this tour which champions emerging talent. It is difficult for rising stars to find []

UK MUSIC NEWS: MOBO INTERVIEWS FOUNDER KANYA KING AND LEONA LEWIS

The MOBO (Music Of Black Origin) Awards will soon be upon us (yippee!) and this year the ceremony will take place in Liverpool on the 20th October. Will the ‘safe’ Sean Paul take home the Best Reggae Artist Award AGAIN???  Will Justin Bieber win the Best International Male Artist award??? Will LADY GAGA win the Best International Female Artist award??? ( Note: she was nominated last year) Or will they just hand those awards over to the usual suspects… brand Beyonce and Lucifer?  Anyway, Mobo founder Kanya King was recently interviewed with singer Leona Lewis, and  is behaving like she popped a few happy pills beforehand (seriously []