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Jah Cure banned from Mobo Awards

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Jah Cure


Reggae artiste Jah Cure has had his nomination for a Mobo (Music of Black Origin) award in the best reggae act category withdrawn, after organizers found out he was a convicted rapist.
The 33-year-old was given a prison sentence in 1999.
Jah Cure, whose real name is Siccature Alcock, was released in 2007.
Mobo organisers said they made the decision after finding about about the "severity of the crime" ahead of the ceremony in Glasgow in October.
The move leaves just four remaining nominees in the best reggae act category - Damian Marley & Nas, Alborosie, Khago and Mavado.
This is not the first time a reggae act has been dropped from the awards.
In 2004 danceahall Vybz Kartel and Elephant Man were both removed from the category after they refused to apologise for homophobic lyrics.
Jason Derulo and Alesha Dixon will host this year's ceremony, which recognises music of black origin such as R&B, jazz and hip hop.
The Mobos, now in the 16th year, take place in Glasgow on October 5.
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