Tonight the music and entertainment industries celebrate one of the biggest nights of the year: The 2017 BRIT Awards. Since the #BRITsSoWhite controversy last year, there has been much discussion around the measures that have been taken to address it. Commendably, BPI were among the first to admit that something needed to be done...
This month hasn't just been one day of International Women's Day activity; there have been events every single day. In the
It's really important to change the perception of the black community in the UK. They're not all rappers, reality stars, gang members or footballers. Just as many have careers in medicine, law, fashion, journalism and more but aren't ever given any profile in public.
If the UK's creativity is its most high-profile export, what does the "diversity deficit" actually reveal about us to the rest of the world? And more fundamentally, what does it mean for the wealth of incredible talent that lies in these chronically under-leveraged communities?
Taking place at Wembey Arena on October 22nd this is the MOBO 19th year anniversary, and to celebrate the brand has spread its musical tentacles, and expanded to new areas. It's moving its focus beyond just music and encouraging the next generation of creative talent, regardless of field.
At a Q and A for 12 Years A Slave in London this week, Director Steve McQueen told the story of one of his first meetings in Hollywood, how an Irish person had been expected... and about the shock when he showed up. I would like to take this small opportunity to celebrate some people who have brought some exquisite flavour to the UK, Vanity Fair Style.
A room full of global and political leaders, sporting stars, music legends, business tycoons, Television and film celebrities - it could only be the annual Asian awards!
The most outstanding highlight of the Scottish Music scene this year was without doubt the MOBO Awards, and for the second