2022 Drake YolanDa Award
(Round 3) 

The 10 winners of the 2022 award were selected from over 450 entries by an industry panel including Amy Lame (Mayor of London’s Night Tsar / BBC Radio 6 Presenter), Ben Lewis (CEO Young Voices), Joel Borquaye (Senior Editor Spotify London), Joe Stilgoe (Singer, Songwriter, Musician)

and chaired by YolanDa Brown. A total sum of £35,000 was awarded to 10 emerging artists working across music genres ranging from hip hop to funk, folk, country, jazz and indie, receiving £3,000 each, with 10 runners up also receiving £500 each. 

 

“For many artists, access to finance is always a big stumbling block to achieving their dreams. James and I are happy to support artists to move another step closer to making them a reality..”

 YolanDa Brown, co-founder of Drake YolanDa Award

WINNERS - £3000 AWARD

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 Finn Doherty 

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 Erica Manzoli 

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 Kymara 

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 Renato Paris 

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 JERUB 

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 Ceitidh Mac 

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 Ana De Llor 

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 B-ahwe 

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 LOBA 

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 John Dhali 

SHORTLIST GRANT - £1000 AWARD

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 Fritillaries 

SHORTLIST GRANT - £500 AWARD

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 Sunflower Thieves 

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 Alysha 

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 Ni Maxine 

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 July Jones 

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 Jack & Tim 

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 LOR 

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 Beryl 

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 Monzanto Sound