Richard Antwi: Friends Create Music Scholarship at Westminster University

Key players in the music industry and London personalities paid homage to the legacy of Richard Antwi, who unexpectedly passed away in February 2016 at the age of 38.

Guests included Cleveland Watkiss (British vocalist, actor and composer), Soweto Kinch (Artist and broadcaster) Dora Addei (Richard’s sister), Sally-Anne Gross (Course Leader for the MA Music Business Management at University of Westminster), Glynn Aikins (Virgin EMI’s A&R Director),

A widely-respected entertainment lawyer, manager and entrepreneur, whose untimely death triggered a flood of tributes from across the entertainment industry. As a leader in the UK Grime scene, Antwi has been credited in pivotal roles in the careers of Wretch 32, Daley, Lethal Bizzle and Mr. Hudson.

The ‘Richard Antwi Scholarship’ will sponsor talent from the UK Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) community Donors, music industry professionals and members of Richard’s family gathered at the University of Westminster’s Regent Street Cinema on Tuesday 14 November to launch the scholarship in his memory for the next academic year.

The scholarship will provide full support to one student each year, on the highly regarded MA Music Business Management course. It will cover tuition fees, a contribution to living expenses and an opportunity to undertake work experience during the course, providing a strong foundation for the recipient’s progress towards a career in the entertainment industry.

Applications open early 2018 and the first Richard Antwi scholar will start their course at the University of Westminster in September 2018.

Pictured: Dora Addei (Richard’s sister) and Sally-Anne Gross

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