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In pictures: Mobo awards 2003
50 Cent accepting his award
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US rapper 50 Cent was the biggest winner of this year's Music of Black Origin awards in London - scooping best album, best single and best hip hop act
L'il Kim
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The Mobo Awards, which showcase the best of urban music, saw plenty of huge US stars head to London, including rap star and "originator of bling" L'il Kim - who won one for fashion icon
Blu Cantrell
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L'il Km also co-hosted the awards, along with US soul singer Blu Cantrell, who has recently topped the UK singles charts with Breathe
Wayne Wonder performing on stage
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Wayne Wonder won best reggae act - and his dancers were popular too
Jade Jagger
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Jade Jagger, who was presenting, posed for pictures outside the glitzy event at the Royal Albert Hall
George Benson, with presenters Seal and Minnie Driver
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George Benson picked up a lifetime achievement award and pronounced himself very happy, to the approval of the audience
Charlotte Church and boyfriend Steven
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Charlotte Church and boyfriend Steven Johnson turned up for the awards, now in their eighth year
Big Brovaz accepting their award
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UK act of the year was jointly awarded to Big Brovaz, a six-piece collective from south London, and the Punjabi MC. Big Brovaz also won best newcomer
Kanya King
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Founder and organiser Kanya King put in an appearance
Ms Dynamite
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Ms Dynamite, a big winner last year, made a surprise appearance to present the award for best UK Act
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Mis-Teeq - who won best garage act last year - were nominated for three awards this year but came away empty-handed
Romeo from So Solid Crew and Lisa Maffia
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Romeo from So Solid Crew cheered on south Londoner Lisa Maffia as she won best garage act

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