University Gospel Choir of The Year (UGCY)Final: The MOBO Graduates

An exciting live event at the Hippodrome in Golders Green London saw eight Universities compete for a major annual prize. On Saturday the 14th March the campus choral competition entered its fifth year and each year seems to grow from strength to strength. Founder Lorraine Wright who is based in Sweden relies on a dedicated UK-based team to run her dream.

The MOBO Awards provide a huge platform for Gospel artists in Britain but can also be the catalyst for bigger and better things in the future.  A small group of Gospel celebs from the MOBO alumni fraternity contributed in a big way to enhance and enrich the UGCY evening.

Host for the night Rachel Kerr and Rapper Triple O who kicked off with an opening performance, are former Mobo  winners. One of the four judges, John Fisher, is the man behind IDMC who were nominated and performed live on MOBO 18th with Jahmene Douglas.  Another MOBO alumni Faith Child  (Tunnel Vision) helped to select the winning raffle tickets.

If you were the winners of the pre-show ticket giveaway competition I am sure you were not disappointed.  I was certainly entertained and very impressed by the organisation and turn out. The winners were Leicester University.

Put this competition in your 2016 diary next year or perhaps persuade your university to enter. Visit the UGCY website for further details.


Steve Alexander Smith (British Black Gospel Author and MOBO Specialist Gospel Writer)