Kanya King MBE

Founder and CEO of the MOBO Awards

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Professional Field
Arts and Entertainment, Business, Media
Place of Birth
Kilburn, London
Education
Goldsmiths, London (did not finish course)

Kanya King is CEO and founder of the MOBO organisation, which has played a major role in bringing black music and culture to the mainstream. She founded the MOBO Awards in 1996 and since then it has grown into a national institution. She was awarded an MBE for her services to the music industry in 1999.

She is a founder member of Netwomen, a network of high-profile women in the media, and has worked as a consultant to the government on gun-crime. She was made an honorary fellow of Goldsmith’s College, London, in 2002.

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