FAITH CHILD WINS FIRST MOBO!
Faith Child wins award for Best Gospel Act at MOBO Awards 2015
Last night at the first Pre-MOBO Awards Show, our very own OH TV Uprise Music Ambassador and Gospel MC Faith Child scored his first MOBO Award for Best Gospel Act.
The rapper was previously nominated for this category in 2010 and had since swept up multiple accolades and become one of the most formidable live performers in the field. Faith Child’s latest album Airborne raced to the Top 5 of the UK Christian and Gospel charts a few months ago. He has opened for MOBO Award winner Tinie Tempah and shared the stage with the likes of Lecrae, Terrell King and Kirk Franklin, to name a few.
Speaking after his win, Faith Child said; “I’m really excited, and I feel this has been a long time coming. I am really looking forward to the next 12 months; this brings extra eyeballs to gospel music and opens doors, even just the nomination lead to mentions national platforms such as BBC News. This win represents something different for this category, my music is contemporary and it’s not necessarily what you would expect, so I am very pleased.”
The first of this year’s prestigious MOBO Awards were presented at a special Pre-MOBO Award Show gala at London’s Under The Bridge this evening, shining the spotlight on the UK’s best talents in R&B, Soul, Jazz and Gospel music.
The show featured unforgettable performances from jazz legend and past MOBO Award-winner Courtney Pine CBE and British soul icons Mica Paris and Omar. They thrilled a packed-out room of esteemed music industry guests and the next generation of music stars such as Misha B, Andreya Triana, David Lyttle, Olaedo Ibe and Jermain Jackman.
The Pre-MOBO Awards Show also featured performances from: Hackney Colliery Band, Julia Biel (Best Jazz Act nominee), Lurine Cato, Annastasia Baker, Dora Martin, Misha B, Andreya Trianan and Faith Child (Best Gospel Act winner).
Highlights from the Pre-MOBO Awards Show will be broadcast during the MOBO Awards ceremony on 4 November at Leeds’ First Direct Arena. Live broadcast takes place on ITV2 at 8pm and will be repeated on ITV1 on 6 November at 10.40pm.
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