Thursday, November 22, 2018 Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE wins Variety Catherine Award

Dr Zoe Williams, Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE and Shappi Khorsandi (Photo credit: Andy Paradise)


A YOUNG woman who founded a social enterprise to tackle youth street violence and an accomplished classical musician who trained the cellist praised for his performance at the recent wedding of Prince Harry to Megan Markle, are among the deserving winners of a coveted Variety Catherine Award.

Temi Mwale, who established The 4Front Project to find solutions to the street violence affecting young people won a Rising Star Award at the Variety Catherine Awards, for her work, which has won the praise of former Prime Minister David Cameron, among others.

Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE the founder of the Chineke! Orchestra, Europe’s first classical orchestra made up of mainly black and minority musicians, with whom she regularly performs, won a Variety Catherine Award in the Creative Industries Award category. Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason who performed at the May Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is an alumnus of the Chineke! Orchestra.

Temi and Chi-chi received their awards during a memorable ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square, London, last week (Tuesday 13 November).

Chi-Chi Nwanoku - Chineke Foundation - Creative Industries Award 

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