The 2018 MOBO awards have been postponed as organizers have made plans to expand the music ceremony for 2019.

The awards night was established in 1996 to celebrate “the best in British urban music and culture“, contrasting with the pop-focused Brit Awards. Founder Kanya King has said on Twitter that a year off will allow the evening to return with a “bigger, revamped show” in 2019, with a focus on other industries as well as music. In a statement, King, CEO of the MOBO Organisation, said: “We understand that the MOBO Awards will be missed this year, but we will be back in 2019, bigger and bolder.

“The evolution of the MOBO Awards is always at the forefront of our mind and we want to ensure that we continue to build on the strong foundation of the brand and its heritage for a wider purpose and bigger impact. “We will bring the platform to brand new heights and most importantly, continue to amplify the exposure of the large pool of exceptional talent celebrated by MOBO.”

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