Ghana Gospel’s Lorraine Wright honoured by Queen of England for contributions towards music – Ghana Music

Ghana Gospel’s Lorraine Wright honoured by Queen of England for contributions towards music – Ghana Music


Lorraine Wright, a UK-based Ghanaian broadly recognized for her inputs in Ghana’s Gospel music scene, has been honoured with the Most Wonderful Order of the British Empire (MBE) within the Queen’s Birthday Honours Listing 2021.

She was honoured alongside different British for her companies to younger folks by music

The MBE is a prestigious award in recognition of the achievements and repair of extraordinary folks throughout the UK.

Lorraine, infamously dubbed the ‘Chief Aspect Hustler’ is understood for her tangible and progressive ten yr trajectory within the UK and Ghana Gospel Music scene, in addition to her contributions to the company and world of enterprise each within the UK and Ghana.

This yr, the She-E-O will be part of the MBE VIP listing alongside historic greats comparable to Dentaa Amoateng, a British-Ghanaian Entrepreneur and media character recognized for her work with the GUBA enterprises, UK media character June Sarpong MBE, Manchester United footballer Marcus Rushford, rapper Dizzee Rascal and Philanthropist Kofi Gyasi Adjepong Boateng and extra.

The popularity derives extra particularly from her enterprise, College Gospel Choir of the 12 months, also known as UGCY – a UK nationwide competitors later established in Ghana, as a platform for college gospel choirs to exhibit their skills, construct their technical and business know-how and be afforded a plethora of prizes.

UGCY has featured hundreds of scholars from over 70 UK Universities together with College of Cambridge, College of Canterbury, Kent, Coventry, Metropolis and Durham Universities and in Ghana, College of Ghana, Central College, College of Growth Research, KNUST, and Ashesi College.

UGCY appears ahead to internet hosting their third annual present in Ghana in November 2021, and their tenth annual present within the UK early 2022.

Earlier prizes have included particular characteristic performances on numerous occasions and phases together with the X Issue, Britain’s Received Expertise, The Voice and BBC Gospel Proms, 0and showing because the opening act for Stellar Award profitable artist, Travis Greene. In Ghana, choirs are awarded money prizes.

Sharing her ideas and sentiments forward of receiving her award, Wright stated, “The Gospel Business at massive is commonly closely under-represented within the grand scheme of music artistry.

“It’s vibrant, expressive, vibrant and extremely uplifting, and it’s actually a really private medium for me. It’s each an honour and a pleasure to have myself and the UGCY crew’s efforts being recognised on this method.

I’ve had a implausible time constructing what’s now a real legacy, and look ahead to replicating and introducing UGCY extra broadly the world over!”

Lorraine is a College of Oxford Government MBA graduate, and at present works as a Director at a International Monetary Companies agency within the UK.

Alongside her day job and UGCY, Lorraine is the proprietor of a Liona Nails magnificence spa in Accra (@Lionanails), and head of gross sales for Develop For Me, a Ghana-based Agric tech Crowdfunding/Crowd farming begin up (@growformeafrica).

The complete listing of these honoured within the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours listing may be discovered right here: https://www.gov.uk/authorities/collections/honours-reform-and-operation#honours-lists.

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