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MOBOs 2020: Emma Weymouth dazzles in a navy sequin dress

MOBOs 2020: Emma Weymouth dazzles in a navy sequin dress as she hits the socially-distanced red carpet

Emma Weymouth highlighted her slender frame in a strappy sequin dress as she made her grand entrance at the 2020 MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards, held at Exhibition London.

The British socialite, 34, looked nothing short of sensational on Wednesday evening as she posed for the camera on the socially-distanced red carpet in Shepherd’s Bush.

She completed her glitzy ensemble with sparkling grey stilettos and delicate jewellery.  

Wow! Emma Weymouth highlighted her slender frame in a strappy sequin dress as she made her grand entrance at the 2020 MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards in Shepherd’s Bush

Emma styled her brunette tresses in a glamorous loose wave and opted for a smokey eye.

Marking the show’s first ceremony in three years, the virtual event was filmed on Monday and aired on YouTube and BBC One two days later.   

Also attending the awards was Leomie Anderson and Jourdan Dunn who both oozed glamour in their eye-catching outfits. 

Winners included Nines, who scooped up Album of The Year and Best Hip Hop Act gongs, Mahalia who won Best Female Act (in association with I Saw It First) and Best R&B/Soul Act, with Headie One winning Best Male Act. 

Shine bright: The British socialite, 34, looked nothing short of sensational on Wednesday evening as she posed for the camera on the socially-distanced red carpet at Exhibition London

Shine bright: The British socialite, 34, looked nothing short of sensational on Wednesday evening as she posed for the camera on the socially-distanced red carpet at Exhibition London

While the virtual event featured performances from Headie One, H.E.R., Ms Banks, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Stylo G, Kojey Radical, Young T & Bugsey, Tiana Major9 and Shaybo. 

Created by founder Kanya King, the MOBO Awards were first held in 1996 and have been broadcast on a variety of channels over the years including BBC One, ITV2 and Channel 5. 

In 2018, the MOBO Organisation announced the ceremony would take a one-year hiatus, before producers revealed they were planning to hold a ‘bigger, revamped show’ this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.    

All in the details: She completed her glitzy ensemble with sparkling grey stilettos and delicate jewellery

All in the details: She completed her glitzy ensemble with sparkling grey stilettos and delicate jewellery

The show returned to BBC One this year and aired at 10:45pm, after the ceremony was live streamed on YouTube earlier in the evening. 

On the significance of representing black culture in the music industry, TV and radio star Maya Jama said on Tuesday’s edition of The One Show: ‘It’s so important.

‘For a long time they were the only award show in the UK that was celebrating and championing black culture.

‘MOBOs have been doing that for the longest. I think it’s more important than ever for them to be back.

‘We’ve had such a horrible year and so many sad things going on, it’s nice to have something that celebrates the positives.’ 

Turn heads: Emma styled her brunette tresses in a glamorous loose wave and opted for a smokey eye

Turn heads: Emma styled her brunette tresses in a glamorous loose wave and opted for a smokey eye

The MOBO Awards 2020: Winners

BEST MALE ACT

HEADIE ONE 

Impressive: Headie One pictured with his trophy

Impressive: Headie One pictured with his trophy

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

NINES – ‘CRABS IN A BUCKET’ 

BEST AFRICAN ACT (IN ASSOCIATION WITH AFROZONS) [PUBLIC VOTED]

WIZKID

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

NSG – LUPITA (DIRECTED BY KEVIN HUDSON)

BEST R&B/SOUL ACT

MAHALIA

Leading the pack: Mahalia took home two prizes

Leading the pack: Mahalia took home two prizes

BEST HIP HOP ACT

NINES 

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT [PUBLIC VOTED]

BURNA BOY

BEST GOSPEL ACT (IN ASSOCIATION WITH PREMIER GOSPEL)

CALLEDOUT MUSIC

BEST JAZZ ACT (IN ASSOCIATION WITH BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC)

EGO ELLA MAY

 

BEST FEMALE ACT (IN ASSOCIATION WITH ISAWITFIRST)  

MAHALIA

SONG OF THE YEAR [PUBLIC VOTED]

YOUNG T & BUGSEY FEAT. HEADIE ONE – DON’T RUSH

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SHOW/FILM [PUBLIC VOTED]

MICHEAL WARD AS MARCO – BLUE STORY 

BEST ALBUM (2017 – 2019) 

ELLA MAI – ELLA MAI 

BEST NEWCOMER(IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND) [PUBLIC VOTED] 

AITCH

On cloud nine: Aitch beamed as he scooped the Best Newcomer award

On cloud nine: Aitch beamed as he scooped the Best Newcomer award

BEST REGGAE ACT

BUJU BANTON

BEST PRODUCER

JAE 5

INSPIRATION AWARD

STEVE MCQUEEN

BEST GRIME ACT [PUBLIC VOTED]

JME

BEST MEDIA PERSONALITY [PUBLIC VOTED]

CHUNKZ

Fan favourite: Host of the evening Chunkz pictured holding his Best Media Personality accolade

Fan favourite: Host of the evening Chunkz pictured holding his Best Media Personality accolade

 

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