Winners of 2022 Drake YolanDa Awards revealed

Winners of 2022 Drake YolanDa Awards revealed

The winners of the 2022 Drake YolanDa Awards have been announced.

The emerging young musicians, aged between 16-30, who will be receiving this year's grants were confirmed by the newly appointed chair of British Phonographic Industry (BPI) YolanDa Brown.

The awards were launched in 2019 by Brown and entrepreneur and philanthropist James JP Drake.

Ten acts will receive £3000 each, with ten more awarded a runner's up prize of £500 each.

This year's winners are Jerub, Kymara, Erica Manzoli, B-Ahwe, John Dhali, Renato Paris, Finn Doherty, Ceitidh Mac and Ana De Llor

The awards were made by a judging panel of industry experts, which this year included Mayor of London’s night tsar Amy Lamé, Spotify London's senior editor Joel Borquaye, artist Joe Stilgoe and Ben Lewis the CEO Young Voices.

The award's ceremony will take place on October 10 at London's  Boisdale in Canary Wharf.

Saxophonist, composer and broacaster Brown was announced as the BPI's new chair in July this year.

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