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MOBO AWARDS 2016

The MOBO Awards returned to Glasgow for the forth time and I was honoured to present the award for Best Newcomer 2016 along with British athlete, Dina Asher-Smith and actor, Arnold Oceng, to WSTRN.

ITV2 MOBO Awards 2016

Clean Bandit, Chase & Status and Craig David were among the performers at the SSE Hydro and the award show was televised live on ITV2.  

Backstage I got glammed up, chuckled with comedy legend, Lenny Henry, caught up with MOBO Award hosts, Rickie and Melvin, posed with Maya Jama and even learnt some dance moves from Strictly Come Dancing's finalist, Ore Oduba. 

MOBO Awards Hair & Makeup
                                          Rickie Haywood Williams, Melvin Odoom and I

                                          Rickie Haywood Williams, Melvin Odoom and I

                                                            Posing with Maya Jama

                                                            Posing with Maya Jama

                                                    Keeeeep Dancing Ore Oduba

                                                    Keeeeep Dancing Ore Oduba

Needless to say it was a really fun night so check out the full list of winners here.

XOXO

AJ Odudu MOBO Awards 2016

Oasis Outfit for My Shoot with Lidl

I created an energy boosting smoothie recipe and filmed it with michelin starred Chef Kevin Love for Lidl UK and this is what I wore. 

Oasis Dress | Kandee Shoes | Easilocks Ponytail 

You can watch the full video which includes the smoothie recipe right here:

Hope you enjoyed it and maybe even try it! Below are some more pictures from behind the scenes of the shoot.

Lots of fashion and smoothie love,

AJ

XOXO

Ella Eyre Performs In First Movement Activated Gig | London

Ever wondered what would happen if you combined the board game, Operation with a pop disco, Lazar Quest and an aerobic workout? Well wonder no more because last night I got to experience this highly unique happening.

I went to The Century Club in London to attend the World's first movement activated performance by UK chart topper, Ella Eyre. Before hand I was handed a Fitbit activity band to track my movement throughout the evening. I was then informed that the more I moved the more energetic Ella Eyre's performance would be. This excited me.

I suddenly imagined Ella Eyre to be wearing crocodile clips with electric wires attached, that would have her body popping to the sound of our rapturous applause in no time (Welcome to my mind). It would be like some sort of weird high school experiment which I couldn't wait to see. 

Needless to say, there was great anticipation before the performance. The other guests all looking down at their activity bands wondering what on earth would happen now that we're in the driving seat and as we nibbled on canapés there was an energetic buzz.

Finally, Ella Eyre graced the stage (not wearing crocodile clips unfortunately) and her performance was incredible. It was the most intimate venue I'd ever seen her perform in. Positioned directly in front of her I almost felt as though she was serenading me as she belted out Gravity, Waiting All Night and her new single, Good Times. Even during her more heart felt number, Always Come Back her performance was powerful. What a treat!

As the audience danced and clapped along the activity wrist bands we were wearing lit up the room with flashing lights creating a disco-like atmosphere and before we knew it, there were lazar lights beaming across the room. 

Even though I was working up a sweat, I felt confident and cool in Sure MotionSense deodorant which kept me fresh and protected with every move I made and using the Fitbit technology as I danced the night away, I got home to see that I had burned a whopping 715 calories and taken nearly 1000 steps. Not bad for a 3 hour outing on a Wednesday night. Happy days!

XOXO


DJing In Century Club London

Here's a little throwback to when I took my weekly radio chart show live to the Century Club in London for LCM's SS16. I played  the finest pop tunes for Mens Fashion Week London and was joined on the show by a host of special guests including Jai'me from BoyMeetsFashion.com at the exclusive Century Club on Shaftsbury Avenue. 

Presenting Live for Hoxton Radio AJ Odudu

The private members lounge was transformed into a boudoir of decadence where I also chatted with founders of Drakes of London, Dermologica and ManiBreak.  

London Century Club DJ AJ Odudu
LCM DJ Set AJ Odudu

Guests were treated to hair, nails and beard trims, canapés and drinks, exclusive footage of L:CM runway and of course, live music and the sound of my dulcet tones.

It was almost too much fun.

Century Club DJ AJ Odudu
Century Club, London DJ AJ Odudu
Century Club, London DJ AJ Odudu
LC:M London DJ AJ Odudu

Nick Jonas Interview for ITV2

I returned to Mondrain London to present ITV2’s music entertainment show The Hot Desk. Previously for the popular TV show, I’ve interviewed chart-topping, Grammy award winning Meghan Trainor and former X Factor starlet and Brit Award-nominated Ella Henderson. Last week it was the turn of American actor and singer Nick Jonas.

One third of pop band The Jonas Brothers, Nick’s now a solo artist and is back with a brand new album and already has his single Jealous in the official UK top 10 charts. I went to chat to him all about that and much more.

Gushing about the overwhelming support he’s had for his single Jealous from fans and mega star Rihanna, sharing his disappointment in no longer being able to tour with Iggy Azalea this spring and chatting about his love for Stevie Wonder, Nick Jonas was ever so charming.

I challenged him to flex his stuff and even had an arm wrestle with him. You can find out who won that arm wrestle and see the full interview on ITV2 in June. Keep an eye on my YouTube channel too for some exclusive behind the scenes footage.

Needless to say I definitely play Nick’s music on my Hoxton Radio chart show on Monday. From 2 to 4pm I shared my quick and easy fit tips, three 90s hits which are so NOW, counted down the top 10 singles chart and of course, shared even more gossip from my shoot with Nick Jonas. Listen back to show here.


Good Day At Work Chatting To Meghan Trainor

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Chart topping, Grammy Award nominated, All About That Bass singer, Meghan Trainor thinks that my face is symmetrical. How do I know? Because she told me so when we met at the Mondrian London for a chat this week.

I was interviewing her for a music entertainment TV show on ITV2 called The Hot Desk and Trainor revealed all about what it’s like to be a global superstar, her favourite song and working with Harry Styles. She was genuinely lovely, and also completely bonkers (which I love) as she names the “good and bad” sides of her face. (FYI, her good side is called Jessica and her bad is Cassandra). I don’t know what she’s harping on about though, both sides of her face look good to me. Tune into ITV2 this Sunday at 11:20am to find out everything else we chatted about and of course, that Bass. 

The full interview can now be seen here. Press play!

Hope you enjoyed it?

Lots of love

AJ

XOXO


Presenting Kim Cattrall with an Award

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This week I headed to Liverpool to host the Collective Honours Awards with former Xtra Factor presenter and stand up comedian, Matt Richardson. The award ceremony was organised by arts and style magazine, The Collective and attended by the cast of Hollyoaks including mega babes Georgie Porter and Stephanie Davis as well as the gorgeous former TOWIE star Charlie King. It was lovely to be part of such a great show and eat some proper gravy but it was even better to present Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall with the International Arts Icon award. She posed for the cameras, gushed about being back in her city of birth, and joked about following a raffle. Arh Cattrall, I love you but… I love me more (and yes, you’d have to had to watch Sex and the City to get that).

My dress was designed and made to measure for me by Mark Melia, who is based up North in Liverpool. He’s so talented and lovely. Check him out his store in Liverpool but if that’s too far, then shop some amazing frocks below to get you ready for the party season.

What I Wore To DJ For Whistle & Bango Launch

AQ/AQ Python Jumpsuit | AQ/AQ Python Dress | Skull Candy Headphones | Whistle & Bango Postcode Bangle | Tweet Me: @AJOdudu | Instagram Me: @ajodudu

Last night I DJ’ed at Whistle&Bango’s launch party in Nottinghill, London. I wanted to wear something simple, sexy and white and for me, this jumpsuit ticks all the boxes. In fact, my go to store for jumpsuits is always AQ/AQ as they’re guaranteed to have sizes for long legs and always add great shapes to any figure, even when the jumpsuit is baggy in style. I got so many compliments when wearing this jumpsuit that I want to wear it again. I need to get it in the colours black and blue too so that I can do just that.  If jumpsuits aren’t your thing then the style also comes as a dress

I teamed the statement jumpsuit with simple accessories; Topshop rings and my gorgeous Whistle & Bango postcode bangle, celebrating my London address in style. You can get personalised and engraved bangles too. Happy days!