2022 Drake YolanDa Award
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