The UK’s biggest Black Music awards avoids backlash, keeps the Gospel award in the UK

After a few years of generally being on the right side of the scene (2016’s nominees were a particular highlight), the MOBO Awards’ 2017 Gospel category waded back into controversial waters this year by not only returning what some suggested were ‘the same old names‘, but also including – gasp – an American on the shortlist.

Still, all’s well that ends well: last night, Volney Morgan and New Ye picked up the Gospel gong, rounding up a bittersweet week for him (he lost his Godmother recently, but also won the Gospel category in the UK Entertainment Awards).

Congratulations to all the nominees.

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