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It was the 21st edition of the MOBOs on Monday; a chance to celebrate the huge variety of music produced from the Black Origin, and has propelled many an artist including Stormzy and Dizzee Rascal into future stardom. A wide variety of awards are up for grabs and the music world comes together every year to celebrate the achievements of many artists from many different backgrounds.
The MOBOs this year were being held at the second largest arena outside of London, the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. If you haven’t been before, the atmosphere is absolutely electric. Usually created by thousands of the Scottish community but the venue definitely plays a part and contains the noise brilliantly.
So the scene is set, the evening is going fantastically and the awards are flowing. There have been performances from Professor Green, Chase and Status and the evening is getting the thumbs up from most.
That is until, we get to a category that will haunt the organisers of the event for years to come. I think the words ‘Best Song Award’ are still sending shivers down the spines of a few, and that’s without the change in temperature outside. When the West London Sensation WSTRN were bellowed out as the winners, the applause started. They did the usual speech and back they went to their table.
A few pics were taken and maybe even an Instagram was being prepared until the unimaginable happened, WSTRN had been announced as the wrong winners and it should have been Krept and Konan for their new hit ‘Robbery’. It may well have been a Robbery if poor old Rickie and Melvin didn’t have to sheepishly announce the new winners, leaving the whole thing pretty red faced and awkward for all involved.
In terms of awards events, handing out the wrong award is as bad as it can get, and it may dent a slight bit of credibility for the awards, but I highly doubt it will do much damage. The two involved will get some good press from it and also some compensation of some sort you would assume.
At the end of the day with awards, there is winners and losers at every event, and this one was no different…