Exclusive Photos From The MOBO Awards 2013

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

Love Zoex

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21st October 2013
Written by Zoe Griffin