The Music Of Black Origin Awards ( MOBO ) are conferred annually British Music Prize, which is awarded for performers of music with black African ethnic roots ( "Black Music" ), where the race or nationality of the artist can be arbitrary. He was raised in 1996 by Kanya King of the baptism which was an employee of a television station at the time and the first ceremony financed with private money. Later she received (which itself Ghanaian- Irish roots ) for the justification of the MOBO awards to MBE. The award ceremony takes place on an annual show in September, which usually takes place in London and is transmitted on British television ( BBC). 2004 took place the ceremony, for example, at the Royal Albert Hall and 2007 held at the O2 Arena in Greenwich. In 2009, she found the first time outside London rather than in Glasgow.
The prize is awarded in different categories (for example, World Music, Jazz, Reggae, Soul / Rhythm and Blues, Hip Hop, Gospel, African music, DJ's ), but a prize will not be awarded annually in each division. For example, the jazz category in 2006 for the first time deleted ( the organizers wanted to own words, due to the limited TV broadcasting time to focus on " urban music ", but also led to protests, including Courtney Pine ). 2007 and 2008, the Jazz Award was again awarded (including Courtney Pine, Lizz Wright in 2008 and Soweto Kinch on, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wynton Marsalis 2007). Common categories are eg Best Group, Best Song, Best Video, Best UK Male / Female, Best UK Newcomer, Best International Male / Female or Best International Act.