MOBO Awards launch first-ever alternative category: “What a moment this is”

After campaigning for a heavy category in the MOBOs, Nova Twins have been nominated for Best Alternative Music Act along with Bob Vylan, Loathe and more!

MOBO Awards launch first-ever alternative category: “What a moment this is”
Emily Carter
Esmé Surfleet

It’s been two years since Nova Twins penned an open letter to the MOBOs to ask why there wasn’t a rock or alternative category in their prestigious awards ceremony – and now, finally, that question has been answered and rectified.

For the 2022 MOBO Awards a brand-new Best Alternative Music Act category has been unveiled, with the nominees of course including Nova Twins, plus Big Joanie, Bob Vylan, Kid Bookie, Loathe and Skunk Anansie.

“What a moment this is, it’s a massive win for the alt. community,” say Amy Love and Georgia South. “To think back to two years ago, when we wrote our open letter to now, being here celebrating this new category alongside all the amazing artists who help push the genre forward, as well Kanya and the MOBOs team. Working alongside Kanya, we have been in awe of how fiercely she fought for what she believes in, while keeping the MOBOs thriving and evolving.

“We hope this new category helps give future artists more options, allowing them to be whatever musician they want to to be – be it in hip-hop, rock, pop, punk, R&B or anywhere in between, the choice is theirs.”

Very well said!

The 25th MOBO Awards will take place at London’s OVO Arena Wembley on November 30.

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