Acclaimed British R&B artist Ms Dynamite has been honoured with MOBO’s Paving the Way Award.
The three times MOBO winner, real name Niomi Daley, had the commemorative paving stone unveiled outside North London performing arts charity, Wac Arts.
The award is designed to celebrate individuals and an area or institution which inspired them.
The special paving stone has been engraved with Ms Dynamite’s own lyrics: ‘those who are afraid to fall never fly, how will we ever know, if we never try’.
Ms. Dynamite said: ‘It’s a humbling moment to be recognised with a Paving The Way award. I’m proud of the area I grew up in and the school that helped shaped me, Wac Arts. I am truly honoured to be in a position to inspire the younger generation of talent and passionately believe in and live by the words on my paving stone.’
Kanya King, MBE, CEO and founder of the MOBO Organisation said: ‘When I phoned Niomi with the news, she did not hesitate to mention Wac Arts as being a place that was very meaningful to her when growing up, giving her the springboard she needed to excel in every way.’
The paving stone was unveiled ahead of the 2016 MOBO Awards which take place in Glasgow on Friday 4 November.
Ahead of the event, West London singer songwriter Alika was named as winner of the MOBO UnSung competition.
Visit the MOBO website for more information.