STORMZY IS NAMED ‘PERSON OF THE YEAR’ BY UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD’S ACS
2017 just keeps getting better and better for Grime artist Stormzy. Following his musical success, Stormzy was recently commended in another area, education. The University of Oxford’s Afro-Carribean Society named Stormzy as their ‘Person of the Year‘ in their annual Access Conference. The conference usually honours black university alumni giving them a chance to speak to students about what can be achieved from their studies and by attending the university.
The award came as a surprise for the Grime MC who was more than humbled to accept the award. Presenting the award to him was the society’s former Vice President Fiona Asiedu. To which the rapper earlier this year contributed £9,000 to her crowdfunding campaign for her continued studies at Harvard University.
Speaking out on social media after receiving the award Stormzy wrote in an Instagram caption “I was in a room full of young black Kings & Queens who inspire me more than they could even imagine. Our future Leaders, CEO’s, Moguls etc. You lot gas me and motivate me.”
The Society was also grateful to the rapper and tweeted after the event “Thank you @Stormzy1 for continuing to inspire our generation, and for your support of Oxford ACS outreach work. All ACS love!”
It is great to see an artist like Stormzy speaking out and showing love and support to students at the University and helping to inspire the next generation of students to pursue higher education.
Big up Stormzy, this was truly an inspiration to us all. Check out another inspirational moment from the Thornton Heath artist the #Merky Festival in Ibiza right here at BackstAAAge!
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