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Bukayo Saka & Stormzy among big winners at Premier Gospel Awards at Cadogan Hall in Chelsea, London

by Donna Birrell

London, 9th June - The Premier Gospel Awards, held at the prestigious Cadogan Hall in Chelsea, London, successfully celebrated 50 years of gospel music in the UK. The glamorous event, organised by Premier Gospel radio in partnership with the Jamaica Tourist Board, attracted lovers of gospel music for a night filled with incredible live performances and awards across nine categories.

Premier Gospel radio presenters joined forces with the artists they champion to celebrate the music, message, and culture of UK gospel. The event featured unique performances such as the Hip Hop Cypher with some of the best rappers from the last 3 decades and The Global Mic Toss, featuring Grammy Award winners Israel Houghton & Travis Greene, the Nigerian musical Phenom Dunsin Oyekan, the multi award-winning choir ZimPraise amongst others.

Other guest performances included a spectacular line-up of renowned artists: , the youngest ever winner of The Voice UK, Annatoria, Tim Bowman Jr, 3 times Mobo award winner Guvna B, Chevelle Franklin from Jamaica.

The winners from each category reflect the outstanding talent and dedication that has shaped UK gospel music, message and culture. The winners include:

- Best Male Vocalist (sponsored by Mission Aviation Fellowship): Limoblaze

- Best Female Vocalist (sponsored by World Vision): Annatoria

- Best Song (sponsored by Unite the Union): Limoblaze - "Jireh"

- Best Album: Triple O - "Everything Left Unsaid"

- Best Video: Guvna B - "Bridgeland Road"

- Choir of the Year (sponsored by Release International): The Spirituals

- Best Group (sponsored by Hackney Fostering): Manor Collective

- Best Newcomer (sponsored by The Tab): Tofunmi Adorna

- Best International Act (sponsored by Prostate Cancer UK): Mercy Chinwo

In addition to recognising winners across nine award categories that reflected various aspects of gospel music excellence, special honourees Kanya King, Stormzy, Yolanda Brown and Bukayo Saka received the Outstanding Contribution to Gospel Award for their dedication and impact on gospel music. “…I just want to say a massive thank you to the Premier Gospel Awards for awarding me of this I'm really grateful. Of course I wouldn't be where I am today without my faith so it a real big honour for me to receive this…” Bukayo Saka

The Premier Gospel Awards was a resounding success that brought together the gospel music community for a night full of celebration and appreciation for its rich history and cultural impact. Attendees left inspired by the powerful performances and heartfelt speeches that highlighted the importance of gospel music in today's world. “..this was a defining moment for the Music, Message and culture. The future of Gospel in the UK is bright..”

Premier Gospel is the voice of UK Gospel, showcasing the wide variety of styles in the genre. It is the platform for both established and up-and-coming gospel artists, with weekly specialist shows from Hip Hop, Latin, Afro Beats and more. The station is the official curator of the Gospel music playlist PGX for Apple Music

Premier Gospel started broadcasting in 2010 and is part of Premier Christian Communications (

Listen to Premier Gospel on DAB radio, smart speaker and online.

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