GREAT NIGHT FOR GOSPEL: Lurine Cato
THE QUEEN of UK Gospel Lurine Cato walked away with the award for Best Gospel Act at this year’s MOBO Awards held at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena on Saturday (Oct 19).
The audience got a taste of Lurine’s five octave voice as she opened her acceptance speech by singing You Revive Me, the title of her popular single which has become a concert anthem.
Cato told the audience, who had packed into Glasgow's brand-new venue, “When you’ve have a dream, don’t stop, don’t stop, just keep on going” while picking up her award, which got the crowd roaring with excitement.
Other acts in Cato's category included popular rapper Guvna B and gospel choir IDMC, who performed earlier in the night with former X Factor contestant, Jahmene Douglas.
This year has been a phenomenal year for Cato, who won International 'Song of the Year' at the Gospel Music Award Italy in May.
Her fans await the result of the other two awards, which will be decided in the next couple of weeks.
Cato's goal to take gospel music to the mainstream will receive a welcome boost over the next few months with performances at the upcoming BEFFTA Awards where she’s been nominated for 'Best Gospel Act and she will also be performing.
She will also be guest artist at comedienne Angie Le Mar’s one woman show in South London on November 30.
Cato is currently working on her debut album which is due for release in 2014.