By Oluwatoyin Adeleye
Grace Ladoja is full of gratitude to the Queen of England for naming her for an honorary MBE for her contributions to the development of music in the UK.
She received her MBE From His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles at a ceremony in the UK.
MBE means Member of the Order of the British Empire: a British honour given to a person by the Queen for a special achievement.
Posting it on her Instagram, she wrote:
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Today I received an MBE from HRH The Prince Of Wales and I’m happy And emotional because the 16 year old me would now have someone to identify with. Today my mum would have been so proud, the sacrifices she made and the struggle we went through was character building and gave me me so much drive, focus & strength to keep pushing forward, cos that struggle was REAL and it made me a workaholic that wanted to push myself to greater things. UK music is amazing and I’m so happy to be a part of it. Thanks Skeppy, Shorty, Max, Sam, Radha, Paddy, Felix, T, BBK, Jonathan B and everyone that welcomed me into their world and has been on this journey with us. Special shout out to my big bro @prettyvacantcyde for the call that day to say I should accept this. Love and more Greatness to all.
This award is a way of recognising people’s contributions to the arts and sciences, and public service outside the civil service and Grace is fully deserving of this, as she helped shape Skepta’s career as we know it, and we can all agree that he is one of the biggest artists out of the UK.
Also, she is an all round cultural advisor as she works with other brands such as Supreme, Barbie, FKA Twigs and more.