New Year, New Me now includes New Rewards as Grace Ladoja receives utmost recognition for her effort in music over the past years.

Being one of the 452 recipients of the award, she is commended for her services to the music industry. When it comes to Grime Music, Grace Ladoja stands out as one of the more prominent executives stemming from her work  as one of the driving forces in Skepta’s career and working as a cultural advisor with brands like Supreme, Barbie and FKA Twigs.

The MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) is an honour (just like OBE and CBE) given to outstanding individuals of variouss social strata and backgrounds for their contributions to society. The honours were created in 1917 during the First World War by King George V to recognise civilians and servicemen contributions to the war. Now, they are used to recognise achievement or service to the community in charity, the arts, education.

Expressing her gratitude on Instagram she said:

“Thank you, I’m thankful. Feeling very overwhelmed by the love I’ve received for this.

I’ve always loved the culture that comes from UK music so to be part of this journey has been so special to me, I think we are the best in the world.

As a scene we have all worked hard to try to leave an impression on this Earth and create new blueprints so that the next generation can flourish, I think that’s my calling in life.

I’m so happy to be here right now. There is so much to do, I can’t wait for next year. Have a great New Years all”

Other fantastic Nigerians who have been awarded this include Nubian Skin founder Ade Hassan and Olufunke Abimbola-Akindolie for her contribution to the diversification of the legal profession.

We can’t wait to see what more 2018 has to offer!