Wed 08 Nov 2017, 08:00
We are crushing on the host of the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards, Rita Ora.
Since she released her hit song How We Do (Party) in 2012, Rita hasn’t sat still. From music and fashion to a career in TV and movies, Rita is doing it all.
With her bubbly personality and with the EMAs in her hometown London, Rita Ora is the perfect host for a night of entertaining musical performances and probably questionable fashion on the red carpet.
We can’t wait to see which African artist will walk away with the Best African Act award. Some of our favourite artists have been nominated in this category: Babes Wodumo (South Africa), Nasty C (South Africa), Wizkid (Nigeria), Davido (Nigeria), C4 Pedro (Angola) and Nyashinski (Kenya).
Here are a few fun facts of Rita.
Rita took over the reins from Tyra Banks, when the 23rd cycle of America’s Next Top Model premiered in 2016.
Her name popped up in a few episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, after a very public and ugly break-up with Rob Kardashian. Since then, she’s dated Calvin Harris, Ricky Hilfiger and Tyrone Wood (son of Rolling Stone legend, Ronnie Wood).
In 2015, she performed Grateful at the Academy Awards. The song, from the movie Beyond The Lights starring fellow Brit Gugu Mbatha-Raw, was nominated in the Best Original Song category.
Rita knows how to rock the red carpet, and with her trademark blonde locks and red lips, we can’t wait to see how she’ll rock the EMAs red carpet and the show.
Rita has a big heart. A very big heart, always lending her star power to highlight issues that’s important and relevant to her. Earlier this year, she volunteered with residents after the horrific blaze, that hit Grenfell Tower, a place where she spent her teenage years.
Did you know Rita has a cameo in the Fast & Furious franchise? In a blink or you’ll miss it moment, you can see Rita as the race caller in Fast & Furious 6, which was mostly set in London.
DStv customers, it’s time to see what and how London and Rita will deliver, when the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards premieres on Sunday, 12 November. Download our DStv Now app to make sure you don’t miss the entertainment.