The 18th MOBO Awards took place in Glasgow at the weekend and Scotland was brightened up by tons of glamorous divas. Yes, there were a few men too (eg Naughty Boy, who won two gongs) but the girls dressed up more. Everyone chose completely different party dresses, which reflects their own individual sounds and goes to reinforce the MOBO Awards’ reputation as an expression of freedom. I saw blacks, I saw golds, I saw mini and I saw maxi. These are my top five:
1. Miss Dynamite (above) looked super classy in a black maxi dress. When she first started on the scene, she was all about jeans and trainers and one sided ponytails but now she is really sophisticated. The Brazilian carnival dancers are the ultimate accessory.
2. Kimberly Wyatt
Former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, who presented an award, looked magical in a gold mini dress. She said she was focused on dancing rather than singing, but that gold dress is definitely an award winner.
3. Aluna from Aluna George
Aluna George performed at the MOBOs and Aluna made sure all eyes were on her in a short dress! However, it’s more sporty than tarty due to its skater girl skirt. I love how she wears it with wedge platform trainers. A must if you’re running round on stage.
4. Laura Mvula
Laura Mvula won best female and I would say she’d win an award for most original outfit too. This was no ordinary black dress. There was a lot of draping and it was almost Grecian style. She definitely pulled it off though.
5. Chelsee Healey
Waterloo Road actress Chelsee Heleay has always had controversial tastes when it comes to fashion, so trust her to wear a jumpsuit rather than a dress. However, I think she looks HOT in white and lace. What do you think?
And the winners are:
Best Song: Naughty Boy – La La La
Best Album: Rudimental – Home
Best Female: Laura Mvula
Best Male Act: Wiley
Best Newcomer: Krept and Konan
Best International Act: Kendrick Lamar
Best African Act: Fuse ODG
Best Hip Hop/Grime Act: Tinie Tempah
Best Reggae Act: Sean Paul
Best R&B/Soul Act: Laura Mvula
Best Video: Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith – La La La
Best Jazz Act: Sons of Kemet
Best Gospel Act: Lurine Cato
The ‘BeMOBO’ Award: Baroness Doreen Lawrence, founder of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
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