Hard work, dedication and excellence should always be rewarded and that’s why we are proud to support the annual International Achievement Recognition Awards (IARA) which is returning for its fourth outing on Saturday 2 September, at the Stratford Town Hall, 29 Broadway, London E15.

Shining a light on excellence: The IARA Awards are coming!The IARA awards, founded by Ms Helen Imuaphe in 2014, celebrates the work of creatives in the theatre, music, Film/TV and fashion industries, acknowledging and giving them a pat on the back in the form of an elegant statuette at the yearly glamourous award ceremony.

The reason for the awards are admirable. A release from IARA said:

“We strongly believe that by celebrating, rewarding, raising awareness and empowering people committed to bringing about change; together we can start a new chapter with equal opportunities for everyone.”

“Our mission is to inspire the future generation to develop and unleash their potentials in their chosen fields. We also acknowledge the significant efforts of extraordinary talents irrespective of their race, belief, disability, gender, age sexual orientation or religion.”

The event uniquely brings together executives from the film and TV industry, iconic fashion designers, politicians, community and business leaders along with actors and actresses, media personalities and international artists from across the globe.

Shining a light on excellence: The IARA Awards are coming!

Nominations for the categories are below. Over the next few months look out for our features on some of the nominees.

Find out more about IARA Awards

 

PUBLIC VOTE CATEGORIES

1, BEST NEW MUSIC ACT 2017

  • Ms Banks
    • Zak Abel
    • Tom Grennan
    • Geovarn

2, BEST MUSIC ALBUM 2017

  • Ro James (Eldorado)
    • Izzy Bizu (A Moment of Madness)
    • Shaun Escoffery (Evergreen)
    • Rick Astley (50)
    • Yemi Alade (Mama Africa)

3, BEST UK MUSIC ARTIST 2017

  • Izzy Bizu
    • Reggie ‘N’ Bollie
    • Shaun Escoffery
    • Tom Grennan

4, BEST UK AFROBEAT ARTIST 2017

  • Ike Chuks
    • Mista Silva
    • Moelogo
    • Maleek Berry

5, BEST AFRICAN MUSIC ARTIST 2017

  • Yemi Alade
    • Moelogo
    • Tekno
    • Adekunle Gold

6, BEST FM/RADIO STATION 2017

  • Kiss FM UK
    • Smooth Radio/Smooth London
    • The Beat London 103.6 FM
    • Hoxton Radio

7, BEST UK FM/RADIO DJ 2017

  • Ashley James
    • DJ Ace
    • DJ Swerve
    • Tina Hobley

8, BEST TV PRESENTER 2017

  • Scarlette Douglas (Channel 4 A Place In The Sun)
    • Naga Munchetty (BBC Breakfast)
    • Ade Adepitan (BBC Children In Need 2016)
    • Ayo Akinwolere (BBC The Travel Show)

9, BEST UK REALITY TV STAR 2017

  • Sandra Martin (Channel 4, Gogglebox )
    • Fred Sirieix (Channel 4, FirstDates)
    • Calum Best (Channel 5, Celebrity Big Brother)
    • Jordan Banjo (ITV, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here)

10, BEST WEB SERIES 2017

  • Hood Documentary
    • Reality
    • Her Story
    • Element 186

 

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