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Black Magic Awards 2019 – Beverley Knight, June Sarpong, Amma Asante, Yomi Adegoke & Elizabeth Uviebinne Amongst Recipients

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Black Magic Awards 2019 took place at London’s Criterion Theatre on Monday, October 7th. The award night which honours talents of U.K’s most inspirational women of colour, from across entertainment, business, sport, fashion, music and more saw the likes of June Sarpong, Yomi Adegobek, Beverley Knight awarded for their work.

The event which was hosted by Comedian and BBC Radio presenter Judi Love, was attended by a host special guests and celebrities who enjoyed a night full of ultimate black girl magic.

Beverly Knight

Special honourees from this year’s award include; British Soul and R&B musician and musical theatre star Beverley Knight, TV presenter and author Judi Love, founder of the first black British music awards – the MOBOs, Kanya King OBE, award-winning authors Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinne as well as campaigner and author Doreen Lawrence OBE. 

Singer Fuse ODG and R&B singer and X-Factor semi-finalist Misha B covered the event with great music. Other familiar faces who graced the black carpet on the night included; BBC 1Xtra’s Yasmin Evans,  DJ Yinka Bokinni, BBC’s The Apprentice winner Tim Campbell, Holby City actress Chizzy Akudolu, So Solid Crew’s Harvey, Gogglebox’s Sandra Bogle to name a few.

June Sarpong

The Black Magic Awards was founded in 2017 by Comedian, Actor and Producer Kojo Amin and Content Creator and Entrepreneur Annika Allen. The award is dedicated to honouring and celebrating the achievements of black, British men and women who are doing great things.


1. Television Honour- June Sarpong (TV Presenter and Author)

2. Brand Honour – Kanya King, CBE (Founder of the MOBO Awards)

3. Acting Honour – Letitia Wright (UK & US Actress)

4. The Impact Honour – Doreen Lawrence OBE (Campaigner and mother of late Stephen Lawrence)

5. Entrepreneur Honour – Louise Broni-Mensah (Founder of ticketing website Shoobs)

6. Film Honour- Amma Asante (Director)

7. Inspiration Honour – Afua Hirsch (Writer, Author and Broadcaster)

8. Influence Honour- Patricia Bright (Prolific Beauty YouTuber & Social Media Influencer)

9. Comedy – Jocelyn Jee Essien (Comedian and Actress)

10. Music Honour – Beverley Knight MBE (Recording Artist and Musical Theatre Actress)

11. Literature Honour – Yomi Adegoke & Elizabeth Uviebinne (Authors of awarding-winning book Slay in Your Lane)

12. Legend Honour – Moira Stuart (TV Presenter)

13. Sports Honour- Sasha & Kadeen Corbin(England and Super-league netball players)

14. Community Champions – Sonia Meggie(Founder of social enterprise Inspirational You), Dr Ann-Marie Imafidon MBE(Creator of Stemettes) Cesc Brown(Founder & CEO of Goals 4 Girls) Leanne Pero(Entrepreneur & Breast cancer survivor)


Source: Voiceonline

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