Oti Mabuse, Leomie Anderson and Jourdan Dunn dressed to the nines on Wednesday, as they arrived at the MOBO Awards 2022 at OVO Arena Wembley.

 The MOBO Awards are an annual British music award presentation honouring achievements in ‘music of black origin’, including hip hop, grime, UK Drill, R&B, soul, reggae, jazz, gospel, and African music.

YouTubers turned TV presenters Chunkz and Yung Filly will be hosting this year’s show after both the stars won the MOBO best media personality award last year. 

Oti looked nothing short of sensational in a bronze patterned minidress, that showed off her toned legs.

Her shining number gathered at the waist to show off her svelte figure and boasted a long train on the side.

Her raven tresses were styled in her natural afro and she wore a full face of glowing makeup to accentuate her pretty features.

Phenomenal: Oti looked nothing short of sensational in a bronze patterned minidress, that showed off her toned legs. Her shining number gathered at the waist to show off her svelte figure and boasted a long train on the side

Beaming: Her raven tresses were styled in her natural afro and she wore a full face of glowing makeup to accentuate her pretty features

Beaming: Her raven tresses were styled in her natural afro and she wore a full face of glowing makeup to accentuate her pretty features

Leomie put on a racy display in a sexy leather mini dress as she arrived at the awards ceremony.

The British model, 29, dressed to impress in the extreme plunging zip up ensemble which boasted large cut outs at her waist and a tiny skirt. 

She posed up a storm as she arrived in a blue Bentley in the eye-catching black number with large puff sleeves.

Leggy display: The British model, 29, dressed to impress in the extreme plunging zip up ensemble which boasted large cut outs at her waist and a tiny skirt

Leggy display: The British model, 29, dressed to impress in the extreme plunging zip up ensemble which boasted large cut outs at her waist and a tiny skirt

Standing out: She posed up a storm as she arrived in a blue Bentley in the eye-catching black number with large puff sleeves

Standing out: She posed up a storm as she arrived in a blue Bentley in the eye-catching black number with large puff sleeves

The Victoria’s Secret Angel showcased her model legs in the outfit as she added inches to her frame in a pair of towering gold heels. 

She accessorised the number with a pair of chunky gold hoop earrings and styled her dark tresses poker straight in a chic bob. 

Leomie opted for a bold palette of makeup to showcase her beauty including an eye catching black winged eye liner and and glossy brown lipstick. 

Fancy footwear: The Victoria's Secret Angel showcased her model legs in the outfit as she added inches to her frame in a pair of towering gold heels

Fancy footwear: The Victoria’s Secret Angel showcased her model legs in the outfit as she added inches to her frame in a pair of towering gold heels

Jourdan showed off her ample cleavage in a grey silk gown, boasting a draped neckline and a long train that flowed behind her.

Her dress was completely backless to show another flash of skin, while her raven tresses were swept up in an elegant updo, with several strands framing her face.

She completed her striking look with a several chunky bangles and a light palette of makeup to let her natural beauty shine through. 

Woah! Jourdan showed off her ample cleavage in a grey silk gown, boasting a draped neckline and a long train that flowed behind her

Woah! Jourdan showed off her ample cleavage in a grey silk gown, boasting a draped neckline and a long train that flowed behind her

Revealing: Her dress was completely backless to show another flash of skin

Stunning: While her raven tresses were swept up in an elegant updo, with several strands framing her face

Stunning: Her dress was completely backless to show another flash of skin, while her raven tresses were swept up in an elegant updo, with several strands framing her face

Flawless: She completed her striking look with a several chunky bangles and a light palette of makeup to let her natural beauty shine through

Flawless: She completed her striking look with a several chunky bangles and a light palette of makeup to let her natural beauty shine through

The model made sure all eyes were on her as she showed off her incredible figure on the red carpet. 

Raye turned heads in a stunning pale pink gown, that flowed to the floor and showed off her impressive cleavage. 

She added a diamond handbag for a touch of sparkle, and the matching earrings and necklace.

Raye’s short locks were styled in Hollywood curls and she completed her look with thick black eyeliner to make her eyes pop. 

Angelic: Raye turned heads in a stunning pale pink gown, that flowed to the floor and showed off her impressive cleavage

Angelic: Raye turned heads in a stunning pale pink gown, that flowed to the floor and showed off her impressive cleavage

Dazzling: She added a diamond handbag for a touch of sparkle, and the matching earrings and necklace

Dazzling: She added a diamond handbag for a touch of sparkle, and the matching earrings and necklace

Striking: Raye's short locks were styled in Hollywood curls and she completed her look with thick black eyeliner to make her eyes pop

Striking: Raye’s short locks were styled in Hollywood curls and she completed her look with thick black eyeliner to make her eyes pop

Cleaned up good: The glamorous ladies were joined by a handsome Craig David on the red carpet

Cleaned up good: The glamorous ladies were joined by a handsome Craig David on the red carpet

Trendsetter: The singer, 41, looked smart in a black blazer, matching trousers and a coordinating black shirt underneath

Trendsetter: The singer, 41, looked smart in a black blazer, matching trousers and a coordinating black shirt underneath

The glamorous trio of ladies were joined by a handsome Craig David on the red carpet. 

The singer, 41, looked smart in a black blazer, matching trousers and a coordinating black shirt underneath.

Craig was joined by rapper Eve, who showcased her incredible curves as she slipped into a tight sheer dress for the occasion.

Posing up a storm: Craig was joined by rapper Eve, who showcased her incredible curves as she slipped into a tight sheer dress for the occasion

Posing up a storm: Craig was joined by rapper Eve, who showcased her incredible curves as she slipped into a tight sheer dress for the occasion

Eve’s stylish frock boasted long sleeves and was embellished with thousands of sequins that caught the light. 

She accentuated her features with a gorgeous palette of make-up and styled her bleached tresses poker straight. 

Eve matched her sparkly ensemble with bejewelled heels as well as a diamond necklace and matching bracelet. 

Dazzling: Eve's stylish frock boasted long sleeves and was embellished with thousands of sequins that caught the light

Dazzling: Eve’s stylish frock boasted long sleeves and was embellished with thousands of sequins that caught the light

Sensational: She accentuated her features with a gorgeous palette of make-up and styled her bleached tresses poker straight

Sensational: She accentuated her features with a gorgeous palette of make-up and styled her bleached tresses poker straight

Sir Mo Farah looked typically handsome in a black velvet tuxedo jacket layered over a white V-neck T-shirt. 

The Olympic champion runner added black skinny jeans, plaid shoes and several silver chains round his neck.

Adeola Patronne put on a very busty display as she arrived in a plunging silver dress with an attached hood.

Dashing: Sir Mo Farah looked typically handsome in a black velvet tuxedo jacket layered over a white V-neck T-shirt

Dashing: Sir Mo Farah looked typically handsome in a black velvet tuxedo jacket layered over a white V-neck T-shirt

Sharp: The Olympic champion runner added black skinny jeans, plaid shoes and several silver chains round his neck

Sharp: The Olympic champion runner added black skinny jeans, plaid shoes and several silver chains round his neck

Ample assets: Adeola Patronne put on a very busty display as she arrived in a plunging silver dress with an attached hood

Ample assets: Adeola Patronne put on a very busty display as she arrived in a plunging silver dress with an attached hood

Dressed to impress: She elevated her height in a pair of silver high heels and added chunky silver bracelets and a matching necklace

Dressed to impress: She elevated her height in a pair of silver high heels and added chunky silver bracelets and a matching necklace

She elevated her height in a pair of silver high heels and added chunky silver bracelets and a matching necklace. 

Love Island’s Indiyah Polack wore a show-stopping gown, with a voluminous ruffle around the neckline and a silver diamond strap.

Wunmi Bello looked angelic as she slipped into a white strapless jumpsuit, that emphasized her ample cleavage.

Turning heads: Love Island's Indiyah Polack wore a show-stopping gown, with a voluminous ruffle around the neckline and a silver diamond strap

Turning heads: Love Island’s Indiyah Polack wore a show-stopping gown, with a voluminous ruffle around the neckline and a silver diamond strap

Fashionista: She accessorised the number with a pair of chunky gold hoop earrings and styled her dark tresses poker straight in a chic bob

Fashionista: She accessorised the number with a pair of chunky gold hoop earrings and styled her dark tresses poker straight in a chic bob

Flawless: Leomie opted for a bold palette of makeup to showcase her beauty including an eye catching black winged eye liner and and glossy brown lipstick

Flawless: Leomie opted for a bold palette of makeup to showcase her beauty including an eye catching black winged eye liner and and glossy brown lipstick

Vision in white: Wunmi Bello looked angelic as she slipped into a white strapless jumpsuit, that emphasized her ample cleavage

Vision in white: Wunmi Bello looked angelic as she slipped into a white strapless jumpsuit, that emphasized her ample cleavage

Stylish: She styled it with a long matching coat with voluminous sleeves, and added large gold and pearl earrings

Stylish: She styled it with a long matching coat with voluminous sleeves, and added large gold and pearl earrings

She styled it with a long matching coat with voluminous sleeves, and added large gold and pearl earrings.

Louis Theroux cut a sharp figure in a black suit, complete with a white shirt and black tie.

The documentary maker beamed on the red carpet, with his dark hair artfully tousled. 

Looking good: Louis Theroux cut a sharp figure in a black suit, complete with a white shirt and black tie

Looking good: Louis Theroux cut a sharp figure in a black suit, complete with a white shirt and black tie

Having a blast: The documentary maker beamed on the red carpet, with his dark hair artfully tousled

Having a blast: The documentary maker beamed on the red carpet, with his dark hair artfully tousled

The MOBO Awards return for a 25th anniversary special this year and Knucks and Little Simz lead the way with five and four nods respectively.

The MOBO Awards, in association with Lucozade, also introduces two brand new categories this year – Best Alternative Music Act and Best Dance/Electronic Act. 

Acclaimed London rapper and producer Knucks, 27, will no doubt be hoping to bag all five of the awards he’s nominated in, including  Album of The Year, Best Male Act, and Best Hip Hop Act.

The Alpha House hitmaker has also been acknowledge twice in the Video of The Year category.

Return: The MOBO Awards return for a 25th anniversary special this year and Knucks and Little Simz lead the way with five and four nods respectively (pictured Anthony Joshua)

Return: The MOBO Awards return for a 25th anniversary special this year and Knucks and Little Simz lead the way with five and four nods respectively (pictured Anthony Joshua) 

Meanwhile, a year after scooping the Best Female Act, Little Simz, 28, will be aiming to her continue her success thanks to her nominations in four categories – Album of The Year, Best Female Act, Best Hip Hop Act and Video of the Year. 

Joining the singer with four nominations this year are rapper Central Cee, who’s been acknowledged in the Best Male Act, Best Drill Act, Song of the Year and Video of the Year categories. 

Battling it out against Central Cee and Knucks in the Best Male Act category are Dave, D-Block Europe, Digga D and Tion Wayne.

While taking on Little Simz for Best Female Act are Mahalia, Miraa May, Ms Banks, PinkPantheress and Tiana Major9.

Suave: Anthony looked handsome as ever in a pale green jacket and trousers, with a white T-shirt underneath and a chunky metal chain around his neck

Suave: Anthony looked handsome as ever in a pale green jacket and trousers, with a white T-shirt underneath and a chunky metal chain around his neck

Meanwhile, the likes of Aitch, Kojey Radical, M Huncho and Miraa May will join Knucks and Little Simz in the competition for Album of the Year.   

With Koffee, Sean Paul and Popcaan taking on Shenseea, Skillibeng and Spice for Best Caribbean Act. 

Elsewhere, Beyoncé, Drake and Kendrick Lamar are among the superstars batting it out for the Best International Act gong.  

Not only are music stars vying for a prize, but TV and personalities too, with the likes of Daniel Kaluuya and Lashana Lynch nominated for Best Performance In A TV Show/Film.

While stars including Big Zuu, Mo Gilligan, KSI and Munya Chawawa are up for the Best Media Personality award.

Last year’s awards – hosted by Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Munya Chawawa in Coventry – saw artists like Skepta, Dave and Little Simz take home top awards.

Since its inaugural ceremony in 1996 at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms, the MOBO Awards has become a calendar staple in the UK and its iconic trophy now one of highest accolades in music. 

Recognising its unique position in Black British popular culture, MOBO in recent years have also expanded beyond music to celebrate talent in the arts and media. 

MOBO Awards Nominations 2022 

 BEST MALE ACT

CENTRAL CEE

DAVE

D-BLOCK EUROPE

DIGGA D

KNUCKS

TION WAYNE

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

AITCH – ‘CLOSE TO HOME’

KNUCKS – ‘ALPHA PLACE’

KOJEY RADICAL – ‘REASON TO SMILE’

LITTLE SIMZ – ‘SOMETIMES I MIGHT BE INTROVERT’

M HUNCHO – ‘CHASING EUPHORIA’

MIRAA MAY – ‘TALES OF A MIRACLE’

BEST NEWCOMER IN ASSOCIATION WITH ASOS 

AMARIA BB

BRU-C

CAT BURNS

CLAVISH

CRISTALE

FLO

JBEE

NEMZZZ

NIA ARCHIVES

SWITCHOTR

BEST R&B/SOUL ACT

ELLA MAI

MAHALIA

MIRAA MAY

NAO

SHAKKA

TIANA MAJOR9

BEST HIP HOP ACT IN ASSOCIATION WITH MIXTAPE MADNESS

D-BLOCK EUROPE

KNUCKS

KOJEY RADICAL

LITTLE SIMZ

POTTER PAYPER

YOUNGS TEFLON

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT 

BEYONCÉ

BURNA BOY

CHRIS BROWN

DRAKE

JACK HARLOW

JAZMINE SULLIVAN

KENDRICK LAMAR

SKILLIBENG

SUMMER WALKER

TEMS

BEST MEDIA PERSONALITY

BIG ZUU

CHUCKIE ONLINE

CHUNKZ

HARRY PINERO

KSI

MO GILLIGAN

MUNYA CHAWAWA

NELLA ROSE

YUNG FILLY

ZEZE MILLZ 

BEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE ACT SUPPORTED BY MIXMAG

ANZ

ELIZA ROSE

FKA TWIGS

JAX JONES

NIA ARCHIVES

SHERELLE

BEST GOSPEL ACT SUPPORTED BY PREMIER GOSPEL

ASHA ELIA

CALLEDOUT MUSIC

RACHEL KERR

REBLAH

SARAH TEIBO

STILL SHADEY

BEST CARIBBEAN MUSIC ACT

KOFFEE

POPCAAN

SEAN PAUL

SHENSEEA

SKILLIBENG

SPICE

BEST PRODUCER SUPPORTED BY COMPLEX UK

INFLO

JAE5

LABRINTH

M1ONTHEBEAT

P2J

TSB

 BEST FEMALE ACT

LITTLE SIMZ

MAHALIA

MIRAA MAY

MS BANKS

PINKPANTHERESS

TIANA MAJOR9

SONG OF THE YEAR IN ASSOCIATION WITH LUCOZADE 

AITCH FEAT. ASHANTI – ‘BABY’

CENTRAL CEE – ‘DOJA’

DAVE – ‘STARLIGHT’

DIGGA D & STILLBRICKIN – ‘PUMP 101’

DREYA MAC, FELIXTHE1ST & FINCH FETTI – ‘OWN BRAND (BADDIE)’

VIDEO OF THE YEAR IN ASSOCIATION WITH MCCRISPY 

CENTRAL CEE – ‘DOJA’ (DIRECTED BY COLE BENNETT)

HEADIE ONE, ABRA CADABRA & BANDOKAY – ‘CAN’T BE US’ (DIRECTED BY HEADIE ONE & DON PROD)

KNUCKS – ‘ALPHA HOUSE/HIDE & SEEK’ (DIRECTED BY EMILE EBRAHIM KELLY)

KOJEY RADICAL FEAT. KNUCKS – ‘PAYBACK’ (DIRECTED BY CHARLIE SARSFIELD & EJIRO DAFÉ)

LITTLE SIMZ FEAT. OBONGJAYAR – ‘POINT AND KILL’ (DIRECTED BY EBENEZA BLANCHE)

MAHALIA – ‘WHATEVER SIMON SAYS’ (DIRECTED BY MAHALIA)

BEST GRIME ACT 

BLAY VISION

D DOUBLE E

FRISCO

KAMAKAZE

MANGA SAINT HILARE

NOVELIST

BEST DRILL ACT SUPPORTED BY TRENCH 

CENTRAL CEE

DIGGA D

HEADIE ONE

IVORIAN DOLL

K-TRAP

KWENGFACE

M24

RUSS MILLIONS

UNKNOWN T

V9

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SHOW/FILM 

DAMSON IDRIS AS FRANKLIN SAINT – SNOWFALL

DANIEL KALUUYA AS OTIS “OJ” HAYWOOD JR. – NOPE

JASMINE JOBSON AS JAQ – TOP BOY

KANE ROBINSON (KANO) AS SULLY – TOP BOY

LASHANA LYNCH AS NOMI – NO TIME TO DIE

SAMUEL ADEWUNMI AS HERO – YOU DON’T KNOW ME

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ACT IN ASSOCIATION WITH MARSHALL

BIG JOANIE

BOB VYLAN

KID BOOKIE

LOATHE

NOVA TWINS

SKUNK ANANSIE

BEST AFRICAN MUSIC ACT SUPPORTED BY AFROZONS

ADEKUNLE GOLD (NIGERIA)

ASAKE (NIGERIA)

BURNA BOY (NIGERIA)

FIREBOY DML (NIGERIA)

KABZA DE SMALL (SOUTH AFRICA)

OMAH LAY (NIGERIA)

OXLADE (NIGERIA)

PHEELZ (NIGERIA)

REMA (NIGERIA)

TEMS (NIGERIA)

BEST JAZZ ACT SUPPORTED BY JAZZ FM

BLUE LAB BEATS

DOOMCANNON

EGO ELLA MAY

EZRA COLLECTIVE

JAS KAYSER

KOKOROKO 

  



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