Lambeth resident wins at the 6th National Black Youth Achievement Awards

Lambeth resident Nathan Mavila was announced as the winner of the Sports category at the 6th National Black Youth Achievement Awards (BYA Awards) on Saturday 26th November at the event held at The CEME Conference centre in Rainham in Essex, which was hosted by Sky1 and Radio 1Xtra presenter Remel London.

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Sponsored by Barnardo’s, 14 individuals were celebrated for their achievements and stories of success across 14 different categories.
The event was opened by The Mayor of Havering Councillor Philippa Crowder who welcomed everyone to the borough. Cllr Crowder expressed after the event how much she enjoyed hearing about the young achievers.

 

Sam Monaghan, Barnardo’s Corporate Director of Children Services, spoke about their involvement as Headline sponsor of the awards and also as sponsor of the Resilience category which recognises young people in care, care leavers and those overcoming adversity.

 

MOBO award winner Nadia Rose showed guests exactly why she’s one of the fastest rising stars in the UK music scene with a lively performance of 3 of her tracks including summer hit ‘Crank It’ followed by spoken word artist ‘She Speaks True’ who took everyone on a poetic journey with her thought-provoking words.

 

The BYA Awards youngest ever winner Joshua Beckford returned to give an amazing run down of all that he has been doing since winning the Education Award in 2012 when he was just 6 years old. Joshua, who is on the autism spectrum, is fascinated with human anatomy and wishes to be a scientist when he is older, as well as a doctor and heart surgeon. He has written books as well as being on Oxford University’s Gifted & Talented programme.

 

Now a highly respected and regarded event on the community calendar, the BYA Awards welcome previous winners to come back and co-present in their respective winning categories as BYA Ambassadors. This year, 9 ambassadors were in attendance and shared their inspirational stories and journeys since winning in various years.  Rasheed Ige, Community Award Winner 2014 said “The BYA Awards are a much needed celebration of black positivity and prosperity with a strong focus on young people. The awards provide motivation and inspiration to not only the award nominees but all those who attend also.”

 

Kay Oldroyd founded the BYA Awards in 2008 in a bid to challenge and counteract the negative stereotype and portrayal of black and mixed heritage youth in the UK. Relying on sponsorship and fundraising to be able to host the not-for-profit ceremony, Kay spoke about the challenges that she still faces each year and asked for more community and business involvement to ensure that she can continue to provide the platform of celebration that is so desperately needed.

 

“It’s essential that we continue to uplift and support our young people so that they can be the positive change within our society. I started the Black Youth Achievement Awards to focus on all the great things that happen rather than the stories of gangs and killings which only a minority of people are involved in -it’s really important that we don’t forget that and help our children to feel valued and worthy.” – Kay Oldroyd, Founder Black Youth Achievement Awards.

 

 

Black Youth Achievement Award Winners 2016

 

Nathan Mavila – Sports Award

Aaron Plummer – Resilience Award

Luke Doyley – Performing Arts Award

Tunde Amao – Literary Arts Award

Khadija Abdelhamid – Community Award

Simone Darling – Choices Award

Floriane Fidegnon – STEM Award

Na’ariyah Hall – Business & Enterprise Award

Chazi Mwale – Education Award

Jamie Williams – Visual Arts

Marian Adejokun – International Champion Award

Carol Stewart – Mother of the Year

Daniel Gabriel Headley – Father of the Year

Working With Men – Youth Organisation of the Year

 

NOTES:-

  • For images and interviews with Kay Oldroyd or the award winners or to find out about nominations, involvement and sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 awards on Saturday 25th November 2017, contact:-

 

Kay Oldroyd:-

info@bya-awards.com   m: 07415 874 770

 

Press Release – Winners of the 6th National Black Youth Achievement Awards announced

Winners of the 6th National Black Youth Achievement Awards announced

 

Winners of the 6th National Black Youth Achievement Awards (BYA Awards) were announced on Saturday 26th November at the event hosted by Sky1 and Radio 1Xtra presenter Remel London.

Sponsored by Barnardo’s, 14 individuals were celebrated for their achievements and stories of success across 14 different categories.

Held this year at The CEME Conference Centre in Rainham, the event was opened by The Mayor of Havering Councillor Philippa Crowder who welcomed everyone to the borough. Cllr Crowder expressed after the event how much she enjoyed hearing about the young achievers.

Sam Monaghan, Barnardo’s Corporate Director of Children Services, spoke about their involvement as Headline sponsor of the awards and also as sponsor of the Resilience category which recognises young people in care, care leavers and those overcoming adversity.

MOBO award winner Nadia Rose showed guests exactly why she’s one of the fastest rising stars in the UK music scene with a lively performance of 3 of her tracks including summer hit ‘Crank It’ followed by spoken word artist ‘She Speaks True’ who took everyone on a poetic journey with her thought-provoking words.

The BYA Awards youngest ever winner Joshua Beckford returned to give an amazing run down of all that he has been doing since winning the Education Award in 2012 when he was just 6 years old. Joshua, who is on the autism spectrum, is fascinated with human anatomy and wishes to be a scientist when he is older, as well as a doctor and heart surgeon. He has written books as well as being on Oxford University’s Gifted & Talented programme.

Now a highly respected and regarded event on the community calendar, the BYA Awards welcome previous winners to come back and co-present in their respective winning categories as BYA Ambassadors. This year, 9 ambassadors were in attendance and shared their inspirational stories and journeys since winning in various years.  Rasheed Ige, Community Award Winner 2014 said “The BYA Awards are a much needed celebration of black positivity and prosperity with a strong focus on young people. The awards provide motivation and inspiration to not only the award nominees but all those who attend also.”

Kay Oldroyd founded the BYA Awards in 2008 in a bid to challenge and counteract the negative stereotype and portrayal of black and mixed heritage youth in the UK. Relying on sponsorship and fundraising to be able to host the not-for-profit ceremony, Kay spoke about the challenges that she still faces each year and asked for more community and business involvement to ensure that she can continue to provide the platform of celebration that is so desperately needed.

“It’s essential that we continue to uplift and support our young people so that they can be the positive change within our society. I started the Black Youth Achievement Awards to focus on all the great things that happen rather than the stories of gangs and killings which only a minority of people are involved in -it’s really important that we don’t forget that and help our children to feel valued and worthy.” – Kay Oldroyd,  Founder Black Youth Achievement Awards.

Black Youth Achievement Award Winners 2016

 

Aaron Plummer – Resilience Award

Luke Doyley – Performing Arts Award

Tunde Amao – Literary Arts Award

Khadija Abdelhamid – Community Award

Simone Darling – Choices Award

Floriane Fidegnon – STEM Award

Na’ariyah Hall – Business & Enterprise Award

Chazi Mwale – Education Award

Jamie Williams – Visual Arts

Marian Adejokun – International Champion Award

Nathan Mavila – Sports Award

Carol Stewart – Mother of the Year

Daniel Gabriel Headley – Father of the Year

Working With Men – Youth Organisation of the Year
 

NOTES:-

  • For images and interviews with Kay Oldroyd or the award winners or to find out about nominations, involvement and sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 awards on Saturday 25th November 2017, contact:-

 

Kay Oldroyd:- online levitra uk

info@bya-awards.com   m: 07415 874 770

 

  • Donations can be made at gofundme.com/blackyouthachievements
  • Information at bya-awards.com

The Winners 2016!

A massive congratulations to all the nominees and finalists this year.

 

Here are the 2016 winners!

 

Resilience Award – Aaron Plummer

Community Award – Khadija Abdelhamid

International Champion Award – Marian Adejokun

Literary Arts Award – Tunde Amao

Mother of the Year Award – Carol Stewart

Performing Arts Award – Luke Doyley

Choices Award – Simone Darling

Business and Enterprise Award – Na’ariyah Hall

Youth Organisation of the Year Award – Working With Men

Sports Award – Nathan Mavila

Visual Arts Award – Jamie Williams

STEM Award – Floriane Fidegnon

Education Award – Chazi Mwale

Father of the Year Award – Daniel Gabriel Headley

 

See more photos here

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Host Remel London with Joshua Beckford, youngest BYA Award winner in 2012 at the age of 6 in the Education category.

See more photos here

MOBO nominee Nadia Rose to headline

It’s been an amazing year for Croydon artist Nadia Rose

Signing to Relentless Records, performing in Rio at the Olympics, dropping ‘Skwod’ and recently ‘Crank It’ and also up for 2 MOBOs for Best Newcomer and Best Video – we’re really excited to have her perform at BYA Awards 2016 on Saturday 26th November!

#IamNotGangland – the live debate

Did you miss ‘Gangland: The Impact‘ – the live youth debate that we held on Thursday 29th September?
#IamNotGangland is a social media campaign to show more positive images of young people.

We held a Facebook Live youth debate to discuss some of the negatives / positives that may have come from the September broadcast of the Channel 5 documentary.

Watch it below and let us know what you think.

 

Don’t complain – Support the youth instead

“In this day and age, we as adults, parents and members of society need to stop complaining about how younger generations are underachieving.

 

We must nurture them and fill them with promises and hope that life is more than just what they see on social media and within this broken society.

 

The BYA Awards play a pivotal role in making sure the youth are supported and nurtured into becoming kings and queens with an empowered sense of self and strong, determinded minds.

 

I am a living testimony to their great works.

 

 

Previously being nominated for the Choices Award in 2011, which acknowledged the difficult decisions I had made to change my life around, BYA saw something great in me and helped nurture my talents and ability and until this very day they still support my endeavours with my group Rough Copy as well as my work as a mentor and public speaker.

 

I fully support the BYA Awards and cannot wait for this years event on 16th July. I’ll see you there!

Kazeem Tunde, Director at Rough Copy LTD. Founding Member of Rough Copy UK @kazdadon_RC

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Kazeem Tunde is a motivational speaker and mentor, using his life experience to help young people overcome personal challenges and offer support on their journey to greatness.

To enquire about booking Kazeem to speak at your school, college or organisation email: info@dysfunktionalmusic.com

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Are you the next John Boyega?

BYA Awards would like to give a big shout out to John Boyega, winner of BAFTA 2016 Rising Star Award, which is the only category voted for by the public!

John Boyega

His role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens initially caused a stir but has now been celebrated.

Are you a Rising Star?

Nominate yourself (or someone can nominate you) in the Performing Arts category and let the world know that you are on your way!

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