Meet our 2021 Drake YolanDa Award Winners

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  Top Row: Rosie Frater-Taylor, Martha Hill, Colectiva  


  Middle Row: Maz O’Connor, Chibundu Onuzo, Lucy May Walker, Ife Ogunjobi  


  Bottom Row: BEKA, Emma Rawicz, Manik MC  

British Songwriter & Producer Prize 2019

Winners Concert   2019


The Drake YolanDa Award has been created by James JP Drake and YolanDa Brown, to support emerging artists across the UK on their musical journey. 

We will award artists who express a commitment to their careers, demonstrate creative excellence and a drive to succeed. The award is intended to further recipients' artistic practice, encourage career sustainability, and best equip them to make their own artistic choices.

We have decided to create an opportunity to hear from the artists in person. So the shortlisted applicants will have an opportunity to speak about their projects, as well as perform their music live to an expert panel.

The Drake YolanDa Award is provided by the Drake Calleja Trust (Registered Charity No: 1164114)

2021 Applications are now closed.
Deadline 15th October 2021
(at 12 noon) 


Drake YolanDa Award

Application Deadline - 15th October 2021
(at 12 Noon)

Shortlist Day - 19th October 2021 

Award Delivery Concert - 6th November 2021 

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