Honourees aplenty at 2019 Black Magic Awards

The BMA's returned for its third year shining a light on the likes of Letitia Wright, Beverley Knight, June Sarpong, Doreen Lawrence OBE and more at London’s Criterion Theatre

Beverley Knight waxes lyrical following her BMA Music Honour

THE ANNUAL Black Magic Awards made its return to London’s Criterion Theatre on Monday October 7 to once again honour the talents of some of the U.K’s most inspirational women of colour, from across entertainment, business, sport, fashion, community to music and more. 

The event was hosted by Comedian and BBC Radio presenter Judi Love and was attended by a host special guests and celebrities who enjoyed a night full of ultimate #blackgirlmagic!

Tim Campbell talks about the importance of the Black Magic Awards

Special honourees who turned out to collect their awards included; British Soul and R&B musician and musical theatre star Beverley Knight, TV presenter and author June Sarpong, 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. 

June Sarpong honoured on the night

Musical performances on the night came from Afrobeats star Fuse ODG and R&B singer and X-Factor semi-finalist Misha B and 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 plus many more!

Corbin sisters over the moon to land BMA’s

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


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)

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  1. | Brian Clark

    ??????????? Stephen Lawrence’s mum has apologised after claiming the Grenfell firefighters were ‘racist’.

    In an interview with Channel 4, Baroness Doreen Lawrence said: “I think had that been a block full of white people in there they’ll have done everything to get them out as fast as possible and make sure they did what they needed to do.”


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