Yvette Nicole Brown wore an African-inspired dress to the 49th NAACP Image Awards on Monday.

YVETTE NICOLE BROWN IN ÖFUURË

The dress was by ÖFUURË and featured a stunning orange and teal design. The floor-length gown featured a high neckline and long sleeves, and matched Brown’s orange earrings. Brown explained in an Instagram post why she “chose to rep the beauty of Africa” at the awards.

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“I felt like a melanin-rich queen on the carpet for the @naacpimageawards! Thank you @ofuure for this glorious frock!” she posted. “I chose to rep the beauty of Africa and its beautiful countries for this special event. Being a descendent of the kings and queens brought here to America and enslaved, I don’t know what (per the “president”) sh*thole country I’m originally from but I know pure EXCELLENCE comes from the mighty continent of Africa. Proud to be a descendent of that legacy.”

The designer’s Instagram posted the same photo, saying that Brown “looked absolutely beautiful” in their design.

Brown posted another photo with Rep. Maxine Waters, whom she described as wanting to thank for her service “for YEARS.” “This MONUMENTALLY EPIC moment is why I believe in vision boards!” she wrote. “Guys!!! I have wanted to meet and THANK @RepMaxineWaters for her service and unapologetic FIRE, dedication and #BlackGirlMagic for YEARS! This year I put a pic of her (from @essence !!!) on my vision board and yesterday on the 15th of January 2018, I met one of my greatest idols.#AuntieMaxine ❤ What a moment this was for me! Thank you @naacpimageawards! 2018 was MADE just 15 days in! 😍 #WontHeDoIt?! #Grateful.”

Though Brown didn’t win any Image Awards on Martin Luther King Day, the night was still full of great winners. Ava DuVernay took home the Entertainer of the Year award, Daniel Kaluuya won Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for Get Out, and Octavia Spencer won Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for Gifted. Other winners included Girls Tripblack-ishAnthony AndersonTracee Ellis RossTaraji P. HensonOmari HardwickIdris Elba, and Queen Latifah, among others. See the list of winners below.

Entertainer of the year
Ava DuVernay

Outstanding actor in a motion picture
Daniel Kaluuya — “Get Out”

Outstanding actress in a motion picture
Octavia Spencer — “Gifted”

Outstanding motion picture
“Girls Trip”

Outstanding actor in a comedy series
Anthony Anderson — “black-ish”

Outstanding actress in a comedy series
Tracee Ellis Ross — “black-ish”

Outstanding comedy series
“black-ish”

Outstanding actor in a drama series
Omari Hardwick — “Power”

Outstanding actress in a drama series
Taraji P. Henson — “Empire”

Outstanding drama series
“Power”

The winners of the nontelevised categories for the 49th NAACP Image Awards are:

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series
Jay Ellis — “Insecure”

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series
Marsai Martin — “black-ish”

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series
Joe Morton — “Scandal”

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series
Naturi Naughton — “Power”

Outstanding television movie, limited series or dramatic special
“The New Edition Story”

Outstanding actor in a television movie, limited series or dramatic special
Idris Elba — “Guerrilla”

Outstanding actress in a television movie, limited series or dramatic special
Queen Latifah — “Flint”

Outstanding news/information — (series or special)
“Unsung”

Outstanding talk series
“The Real”

Outstanding reality program/reality competition series
“The Manns”

Outstanding variety or game show — (series or special)
“Lip Sync Battle”

Outstanding supporting actor in a motion picture
Idris Elba — “Thor: Ragnarok”

Outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture
Tiffany Haddish — “Girls Trip”

Outstanding independent motion picture
“Detroit”

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