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The MOBO Awards Are Taking the Year Off to 'Revamp'

The award show will be back "bigger and bolder" in 2019 says the CEO.

The UK-based MOBO awards, dedicated to recognizing the work of black musicians, will be taking a break in 2018, reports The Fader.

Awards organizers announced on Tuesday that the show will return in 2019, but will take the year off to revamp. "We understand that the MOBO Awards will be missed this year, but we will be back in 2019, bigger and bolder," says MOBO CEO Kanya King.

The award show has long recognized the work of African artists. Past winners include Idris Elba, British-Ghanaian grim heavyweight Stormzy who was the most awarded artist at last year's show, as well as Nigerian pop stars Davido and Wizkid. British-Gambian MC J Hus also took home an award at last year's show.


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Stormzy Is Launching a Publishing Imprint With Penguin Random House to Help Aspiring Authors

Stormzy will release his very first book under the imprint on November 1.

Stormzy is known for his skills on the mic, but it looks like the British-Ghanaian rapper is expanding his resume to include author and publisher as well.

The grime star has announced his new imprint called #Merky Books in collaboration with Penguin Random House UK. He'll be releasing his debut book Rise Up: The #Merky Journey So Far under the imprint on November 1. The book will include "hundreds of never-before-seen photographs, annotated lyrics and contributions from those closest to him," he wrote on Instagram.

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Stormzy, John Boyega and More Brought Joy to the 'Black Carpet at ‘Black Panther's’ European Premiere

The stars showed up and showed out for the most anticipated film of the year.

We are officially one week away from the release of the most anticipated film in recent history.

Black Panther is on its way! Following press events in Seoul earlier this week, the cast and crew of the film were in London last night at the Hammersmith Apollo for the official European premiere! Once again, they did not disappoint with their dazzling get ups, displaying black excellence at its finest.

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