R'n'B star Ms Dynamite has been named Media Personality of the Year at Britain's RACE IN THE MEDIA AWARDS.

The 21-year-old beat fellow chart star Craig David and soccer player RIO FERDINAND to take the honours.

Ms Dynamite - real name NIOMI MCLEAN-DALEY - says, "I'm really happy to get this award. It means a lot that people are noticing that I'm fighting for something positive through my music."

The annual awards are organised by the British body, the COMMISSION FOR RACIAL EQUALITY.