MOBO Awards: The Sugababes are back

By Sarah Tetteh

It was a night Londoners stole the show, and as they showcased the best of their talents, the award-winning Sugababes declared:  “The British music scene has never been stronger.”

The MOBO Awards did not disappoint, adding all the glitz and glam, while continuing to inspire and elevate the next generation of talented artists.

A massive shout out to iconic Londoners The Sugababes, Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan, who ruled as Britain’s biggest girl band in the naughties, and are now back, selling out tours in a splendid comeback.

Stunning Keisha, pictured, told South London Press as the Round, Round singers were honoured with the Impact Award: “It’s incredible to be here, and to get this award.

“We are so grateful to all our fans and blessed with the opportunity to do what we love. That talent tonight is incredible. The British music scene has never been stronger. We wouldn’t miss it for the world.”

London ruled the roost on the night, hosted by Love Island’s Indiyah Polack and I’m A Celebrity’s much-loved comic Babatunde  Aleshe.

Central Cee led the winners at the 2024 Mobo awards, scooping Best Male for the second year running, and Best Song for Sprinter, his collaboration with Dave, that dominated the summer with an astonishing 10 weeks at No 1.

The awards, which celebrate music of black origin in the UK and around the world, recognise legendary artists who paved the way for musicians today.

Soul II Soul were given a standing ovation for their Lifetime Achievement Award after their string of hits that are timeless even to this day.

Raye, who recently celebrated getting seven Brits nominations, was named best female after the success of her debut album My 21st Century Blues.

For album of the year, Raye was up against her The Weekend collaborator Stormzy, Little Simz, J Hus and  Mercury prize winners Ezra Collective.

The award was scooped by Potter Payper for his debut album Real Back in Style.

Pictured top: Keisha Buchanan from the Sugarbabes (Picture: PA)

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