Ugandan soul singer Michael Kiwanuka who is based in the UK, has scooped two nominations in the prestigious British Record Industry Trusts Show (Brit) awards 2017.
The singer whose album Love and hate emerged number one in UK Official Albums Chart in July, has been nominated in the best British Male Solo and British Album of the year award categories. He has been nominated along both British singer Craig David and Skepta for the male solo award, and Skepta for the album of the year award.
Upon his nomination, the singer expressed gratitude to Brit Awards 2017 for being fair enough to include all races.
“The importance of diversity is that’s what music is, it shows you another viewpoint of how you think in your head and it makes you see the world differently, it’s not just about the color of your skin but it’s part of it,” he posted on social media.
Brit Awards are music annual awards that are organised annually by the British record industry’s trade association, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).
The 2017 Brit Awards will be held on February 22nd and will be the 37th edition.
Unlike last year’s awards where white people dominated the awards, 2017 nominations are full with different people from all over Europe irrespective of their colour.