Monday 5 November 2012

El Mafrex loses out on MOBO Award, thanks supporters

Nigerian born Scotland based gospeller, El Mafrex over the weekend lost out on the 2012 Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards where he was nominated in the category of ‘Best Gospel Act’. The University of Uyo graduate was nominated in the category alongside V9 Collective, Rachel Kerr, Ni-Cola and Ram1. It was Rachel Kerr who scooped the award. However, despite losing out on the award, he didn’t allow that to weigh him down as he has a message of thanks for those who supported him for the MOBO. Check out his message and the full list of winners after the cut….
So I did not get to grab the MOBO Award for Best Gospel Act, but I got to meet some very wonderful people and SUPER STARS. Massive congrats to Rachel Kerr for grabbing it... To my wonderful friends - I thank you all for your LOVE, VOTES, PRAYERS and SUPPORT. I really want to thank the Scottish people for all their love - STV News, Sunday Mail, Scotsman -Evening News, Royal Foundlings, Edinburgh Napier University, HouseOn TheRock Uyo, RCCG - Akwa Ibom and my country NIGERIA. My manager Ian Purdie, you rock!
You guys are a source of inspiration, I'll keep pushing the praise... God bless!

Full list of winners
Best Gospel: Rachel Kerr
Best Jazz: Zoe Rahman
Best Reggae: Sean Paul
Best African Act: D’Banj
Best Song: Labrinth
Best R&B/Soul: Emeli Sandé
Best Album: Emeli Sandé
Best Hip Hop/Grime: Plan B
Best Video: JLS
Best Female Act: Emeli Sandé
Best Male Act: Plan B
Best Newcomer: Rita Ora
Best International: Nicki Minaj

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