Kanya King, founder of the MOBO Awards, smiling at the camera with arms crossed, wearing a white suit jacket.

Kanya King CBE

Founder of the MOBO Awards

Kanya King’s burning desire to succeed was born out of a need to survive the harsh realities of growing up in poverty in a large family. Discover how she refused to take no for an answer, and created a genre-defining brand, with no previous experience or money… in just six weeks.

On turning obstacles into opportunity

Why you will enjoy this episode:

  • You’ll learn what gave Kanya the confidence to call Sir Tony Blair and Sir Richard Branson to arrange the very first MOBO Awards.
  • Be inspired by her ambitions to keep challenging inequality.
  • Hear her memorable response when people tell her she can’t do something.

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