MOBO Awards coming to Liverpool

Leona Lewis has announced that this years MOBO Awards will be held in Liverpool in October

They come to the Echo Arena on the 20th October after a facebook campaign by a teenager from the city to get the organisers to bring the Music of Black Origin Awards here.

Leona Lewis said, "I'm the proud owner of two MOBO Awards and am delighted to be here in Liverpool as a MOBO ambassador to help commemorate their 15th year.

"I think Liverpool is the perfect choice for this year's MOBO Awards."

MOBO founder and CEO Kanya King MBE said; "We are all very excited about celebrating MOBO's 15th birthday in Liverpool and bringing the Awards to this vibrant city recognised for its outstanding contribution to music, culture and creativity."

The confirmation of Liverpool as host city comes as welcome news, following the campaign by one enterprising 17 year old, Ben Osu, who has tirelessly campaigned on Facebook to bring the event to the North West – and has now been rewarded for his efforts.