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Jah Cure dropped from MOBOs


REGGAE STAR Jah Cure has been disqualified from this year’s MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards after the event’s organisers discovered the singer has a conviction for rape.

The Jamaican singer was nominated in the best reggae act category but has now been taken off the shortlist after MOBO officials were reportedly informed of the Longing For hitmaker’s conviction for rape, gun possession and robbery, for which he served nine years in jail.

Jah Cure – real name Siccature Alcock – was arrested in 1998 and went to jail in 1999 after being found guilty. He was released in 2008.

He has since continued to perform and was announced at the recent MOBO nominations launch as one of the nominees in the best reggae category.

However, it has since been reported that Jah Cure, who married Jamaican television reporter Kamila McDonald last month, has been disqualified from the category. MOBO’s website confirms this, listing the nominees for best reggae act as Alborosie, Khago, Mavado and Damian Marley & Nas.

This year’s MOBO Awards will take place on October 5 at Glasgow SECC.

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