Hugo Jenkin’s ‘Spirit’ video for J Hus has been shortlisted for Best Music Video at the 2017 MOBO Awards.
J Hus is enjoying a good year having also been nominated for a Mercury Award.
On ‘Spirit’, Hus explores his time spent in prison back in 2015. “I wanted a song that could really resonate with people in that situation…I made this one to try to keep everyone’s head up. It’s a purely positive message.” Shot in Jamestown, Accra, in Ghana, Hugo captures the towns’ energy with some arresting visuals of J Hus amidst the community at work and play.
There’s some tough competition for best video at the MOBO Awards this year. Other nominees include Bossman Birdie – Walk the Walk, Loyle Carner – The Isle of Arran, Mist – Hot Property, and Stormzy – Big For Your Boots.
Since its inception in 1996, the MOBO Awards has become one of Europe’s biggest Music Award ceremonies, recognising and honouring the artistic and technical achievements of exceptional British and international talent in the musical fields of Hip Hop, Grime, RnB/Soul, Reggae, Jazz, Gospel, and African music.