We bet few people know who Michael Kiwanuka is and those who know about him, know that he is a Ugandan who was born in the UK.
But that aside, besides being a UK citizen, Kiwanuka is one the most talented artistes in Britain doing world music. He has topped charts, performed for VIP dignitaries but above all, he has been recognized in one of the best awards in the United Kingdom.
On the just released list of nominees for the BRITS Awards, Michael Kiwanuka is also among those to contend in the Best British Male Solo Artiste and Album of the year accolades.
He is nominated with Skepta, Kano, Craig David and David Bowie in the male category which is a very honor in itself.
“This is a dream come true and the increase in diversity is a great thing.” Kiwanuka said.
“The importance of diversity is that’s what music is. It shows you another view point of how you think in your head and it makes you see the world differently. “It’s not just about the colour of your skin, but it’s part of it.” The talented young artiste added.
The British Awards are the British Phonographic Industry’s annual pop music awards. The name was originally a shortened form of “British”, “Britain” or “Britannia”, but subsequently became an acronym for British Record Industry Trusts Show. We wish him all the best.