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MOBOs 2020: Maya Jama and chic Jourdan Dunn lead the glamour at socially-distanced event

Maya Jama and Jourdan Dunn led the glamour at this year’s MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards, held at Exhibition London in Shepherd’s Bush.

Broadcaster Maya, 26 – who fronted the show with YouTube sensation Chunkz, 24 – took centre stage in a chic tassel dress, while model Jourdan, 30, commanded attention in a leopard print gown.

Marking its first ceremony in three years, the socially-distanced event was filmed on Monday and aired on YouTube and BBC One two days later.

Wow-factor: Jourdan stunned in her striking outfit

Here come the girls: Maya Jama (L) and Jourdan Dunn (R) led the glamour at this year’s MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards, held at Exhibition London in Shepherd’s Bush

The Don’t Hate the Playaz captain turned heads in her stylish number, which featured an asymmetrical bodysuit and a chain-net skirt with a fringed trimming.

Standing tall, the presenter flashed a hint of her white pedicure in ankle-strap heels, while dressing up her appearance with dangle earrings.

The former BBC Radio 1 host ditched her new blonde wig for her naturally brunette tresses, which were worn in a curly low ponytail.

Catwalk queen Jourdan, meanwhile, took a walk on the wild side in an animal print halterneck dress, complete with a low-cut neckline. 

All eyes on her: Broadcaster Maya, 26, took centre stage in a chic tassel dress, while model Jourdan, 30, commanded attention in a leopard print gown

All eyes on her: Broadcaster Maya, 26, took centre stage in a chic tassel dress, while model Jourdan, 30, commanded attention in a leopard print gown

Wow-factor: The Don't Hate the Playaz captain - who fronted the show with YouTube sensation Chunkz, 24 turned heads in her stylish number, paired with ankle-strap heels

Cheery: Vlogger Chunkz, real name Anim Mohamed, appeared in great spirits after being awarded the Best Media Personality prize

Wow-factor: The Don’t Hate the Playaz captain – who fronted the show with YouTube sensation Chunkz (R), 24 turned heads in her stylish number, paired with ankle-strap heels

Working it: Catwalk queen Jourdan, meanwhile, took a walk on the wild side in an animal print halterneck dress, complete with a low-cut neckline

Working it: Catwalk queen Jourdan, meanwhile, took a walk on the wild side in an animal print halterneck dress, complete with a low-cut neckline

Radiant: With her locks worn in a straight fashion, the Vogue coverstar complemented her out-of-this-world beauty with neutral-toned make-up (joined by Leomie Anderson)

Radiant: With her locks worn in a straight fashion, the Vogue coverstar complemented her out-of-this-world beauty with neutral-toned make-up (joined by Leomie Anderson)

Fashion chameleon: Fellow model Leomie, 27, dared to be bold as she stunned in a nude leotard, which was decorated in leaf patterns to cover her modesty

Fashion chameleon: Fellow model Leomie, 27, dared to be bold as she stunned in a nude leotard, which was decorated in leaf patterns to cover her modesty

Impressive: The ladies were joined by Best Male Act winner Headie One, who recently released his chart-topping debut studio album, Edna

Impressive: The ladies were joined by Best Male Act winner Headie One, who recently released his chart-topping debut studio album, Edna

Beauty: Maya looked nothing short of sensational as she posed with an award

Beauty: Maya looked nothing short of sensational as she pretended to smooch the award

Beauty: Maya looked nothing short of sensational as she pretended to smooch the award

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

 

With her locks worn in a straight fashion, the Vogue coverstar complemented her out-of-this-world beauty with neutral-toned make-up.

Fellow model Leomie Anderson, 27, dared to be bold as she stunned in a nude leotard, which was decorated in leaf patterns to cover her modesty.

The ladies were also joined by vlogger Chunkz, real name Anim Mohamed, who appeared in great spirits after being awarded the Best Media Personality prize.

Other winners of the night included Best Female Act and Best R&B/Soul Act recipient Mahalia, Best Newcomer Aitch and Young T & Bugsey – whose viral track Don’t Rush scooped them the Song of The Year accolade. 

Vibrant: Jourdan Dunn ensured all eyes were on her as she posed on the red carpet

Vibrant: Jourdan Dunn ensured all eyes were on her as she posed on the red carpet 

Dazzling: Strictly's Emma Weymouth looked sensational in a blue sequinned slip dress

Catching the eye: The socialite, 34, boosted her figure in silver heels

Dazzling: Strictly’s Emma Weymouth looked sensational in a blue sequinned slip dress, tied in with silver heels

Beaming: The wife of Ceawlin Thynn, 8th Marquess of Bath, flashed a beaming smile as she hit the red carpet

Beaming: The wife of Ceawlin Thynn, 8th Marquess of Bath, flashed a beaming smile as she hit the red carpet

Vision in white: Zeze Millz went braless underneath a semi-sheer suit

All in the details: Loose Women's Judi Love looked glamorous in a bedazzled dress

Vision in white: Zeze Millz (L), went braless underneath a semi-sheer suit, while Loose Women’s Judi Love (R) looked glamorous in a bedazzled dress

The woman of the hour: Created by founder Kanya King (pictured), the MOBO Awards were first held in 1996 and have been broadcast on a variety of channels over the years

The woman of the hour: Created by founder Kanya King (pictured), the MOBO Awards were first held in 1996 and have been broadcast on a variety of channels over the years

Success: Another winner of the night included Best Female Act and Best R&B/Soul Act recipient Mahalia

All-black: Model Neelam Gill oozed sex appeal in a LBD with a dramatic train

All-black: Another winner of the night included Best Female Act and Best R&B/Soul Act recipient Mahalia (L), while model Neelam Gill oozed sex appeal in a LBD with a dramatic train

Hard work pays off: Young T & Bugsey's viral track Don't Rush scooped them the Song of The Year accolade

Hard work pays off: Young T & Bugsey's viral track Don't Rush scooped them the Song of The Year accolade

Hard work pays off: Young T & Bugsey’s viral track Don’t Rush scooped them the Song of The Year accolade

Glamorous: Neelan looked incredible as she added to her outfit with a pair of white strappy heels

Glamorous: Neelan looked incredible as she added to her outfit with a pair of white strappy heels

Beauty: Tiana Major9 donned a black leather top and matching trousers for her turn on the red carpet

Beauty: Tiana Major9 donned a black leather top and matching trousers for her turn on the red carpet

Beauty: Tiana Major9 donned a black leather top and matching trousers for her turn on the red carpet 

Looking good: Emma was all smiles as she posed up a storm at the star-studded event

Looking good: Emma was all smiles as she posed up a storm at the star-studded event 

Dapper: Former EastEnders star Charles Venn looked suave in a suave two-piece

Sharp: Film director Rapman - whose is working with Russell Crowe on his upcoming movie American Son - took time out of his busy schedule to attend the event

Dapper: Former EastEnders star Charles Venn (L) and film director Rapman (R) were also in attendance

Congratulations: Aitch raised his fist in the air with delight as he held up his Best Newcomer trophy

Congratulations: Aitch raised his fist in the air with delight as he held up his Best Newcomer trophy

Achievement: Ego Ella May won the Best Jazz Act

Achievement: Ego Ella May won the Best Jazz Act

Thrilled: Mahalia posed with her two awards for Best R&B and Soul Act

Thrilled: Mahalia posed with her two awards for Best R&B and Soul Act 

Award-winning: Producer Jae5 held up his trophy with pride

Award-winning: Producer Jae5 held up his trophy with pride

Masked up: Drillo T turned heads on the red carpet

Masked uo: M Huncho turned heads on the red carpet

Masked up: Drillo T (left) and M Huncho both turned heads on the red carpet 

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. 

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. 

Raising the roof: The show's presenters put on an energetic ceremony for their viewers

Watch her go! At one point, the bombshell showcased her dance moves to an impressed Chunkz

Raising the roof: The show’s presenters put on an energetic ceremony for their viewers

Versatile: Social media star Maya, who just launched her new skincare brand Mij Masks, later switched into a busty ensemble

Versatile: Social media star Maya, who just launched her new skincare brand Mij Masks, later switched into a busty ensemble

In good company: The dynamic duo, who are both of Somali heritage, couldn't contain their happiness as they presented together

In good company: The dynamic duo, who are both of Somali heritage, couldn’t contain their happiness as they presented together

Maya said of the MOBOs: : 'It¿s so important. 'For a long time they were the only award show in the UK that was celebrating and championing black culture'

Maya said of the MOBOs: : ‘It’s so important. ‘For a long time they were the only award show in the UK that was celebrating and championing black culture’

Fun: Maya and Chunkz were clearly in good spirits as they hosted the show

Fun: Maya and Chunkz were clearly in good spirits as they hosted the show 

Work it: The Victoria's Secret star oozed glamour with a pair of black barely-there heeled sandals and a collection of dazzling silver jewellery, which included a statement earring

Work it: The Victoria’s Secret star oozed glamour with a pair of black barely-there heeled sandals and a collection of dazzling silver jewellery, which included a statement earring

Gorgeous: Leomie styled her brunette locks into a sleek sweptback straightened hairdo

Mwah! She added a slick of glamorous make-up to enhance her beauty

Gorgeous: Leomie styled her brunette locks into a sleek sweptback straightened hairdo and she added a slick of glamorous make-up to enhance her beauty

In the zone: Greenford native Jordan looked pensive as she presented an award

In the zone: Greenford native Jordan looked pensive as she presented an award

Having fun: The ladies put on kooky displays as they joined forces at the ceremony

Having fun: The ladies put on kooky displays as they joined forces at the ceremony

Having fun: The ladies put on kooky displays as they joined forces at the ceremony

Show: Kojey Radical took to the stage during the awards ceremony

Show: Kojey Radical took to the stage during the awards ceremony

On the significance of representing black culture in the music industry, TV and radio star Maya 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.’ 

Stage: Headie One (pictured) was among the performers on the night

Stage: Stylo G (right) was among the performers on the night

Stage: Headie One (left) and Stylo G (right) were among the performers on the night 

Suave: The rapper sported a black printed jacket along with black trousers and matching boots

Suave: The rapper sported a black printed jacket along with black trousers and matching boots

Event: 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

Event: 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

Event: 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

Animated: Stylo G was surrounded by a series of dancers as he hit the stage

Animated: Stylo G was surrounded by a series of dancers as he hit the stage

Hiatus: 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

Hiatus: 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

Hiatus: 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

Skilled: Headie One captivated the audience as he delivered a heartfelt set

Skilled: Headie One captivated the audience as he delivered a heartfelt set 

Passionate: Tiana Major9 displayed her powerhouse vocals as she performed her latest track

Passionate: Tiana Major9 displayed her powerhouse vocals as she performed her latest track

Passionate: Tiana Major9 displayed her powerhouse vocals as she performed her latest track

Wow: The singer donned a white jumpsuit with a tassel detail on the legs

Wow: The singer donned a white jumpsuit with a tassel detail on the legs 

Outfit: Tiana also wore a translucent pink coat and white gloves during her performance

Outfit: Tiana also wore a translucent pink coat and white gloves during her performance 


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