Rape conviction sees reggae artist Jah Cure disqualified from MOBOs

The solo performer has been removed from the Best Reggae Act category

Reggae artist Jah Cure has been disqualified from this year’s MOBO Awards.

Nominated in the Best Reggae Act category, the event organisers have now taken him off the shortlist after being informed of his conviction for rape, gun possession and robbery for which he served nine years in jail. Jah Cure – real name Siccature Alcock – was arrested in Jamaica in 1998 and went to jail in 1999 after being found guilty. He was released in 2008, reports The Sun.

The artists remaining in the Best Reggae Act category are Alborosie, Khago, Mavado and Damian Marley & Nas. Jah Cure was disqualified due to the “severity of the crime”.

This year’s MOBO Awards take place on October 5 at Glasgow SECC. Jason Derulo will be hosting the event, which will see a 20th anniversary performance from Boys II Men, among others.

The winners of the awards are chosen by public vote. For more information visit Mobo.com