MOBO Awards 2024: Babatunde Aleshe And Love Island’s Indiyah Polack Announced As Hosts


Comedian Babatunde Aleshe and Love Island’s Indiyah will host the 26th MOBO Awards taking place at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield on February 7.

DJ Spoony, Byron Messia and Soul II Soul are also set to perform, with more acts to be added very soon.

One of the rising stars of comedy, Babatunde is currently on tour but is also known for starring in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and having a podcast.

Meanwhile, Indiyah burst onto screens in 2022 on series 8 of Love Island and her career has gone from strength to strength since.

She has co-hosted the official Love Island podcast, The Morning After with former MIC star Sam Thompson, and has made numerous television appearances including being a regular panellist on Love Island: Aftersun.

Babatunde said: ‘This is just massive and I am so honoured. The MOBO Awards are something you grow up watching and now to be able to say I’m a part of it… it’s an amazing feeling. Indiyah and I are gonna bring some VIBES!’

Indiyah added: ‘Having watched the MOBO Awards since I was young, then getting to present an award last year, to now hosting the show with Babatúndé… this is like the hugest job ever, and I’m excited!

‘There are so many artists I listen to that have been nominated as well, so it’s going to be a real ‘pinch me’ moment on the night.’

MOBO Founder Kanya King CBE said in his statement: ‘We are thrilled to announce Babatunde Aleshe and Indiyah Polack as the charismatic hosts for the 26th MOBO Awards.

‘They share such energy and chemistry, as I saw for myself when we met, and it will be a dynamic combination for the vibrant and spectacular awards show. I know they will pull out all the stops on the night!

For the first time in its history, the ceremony is set to take place at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield.