The Music Producers Guild Awards has revealed that Skepta will be the recipient of the 2019 Inspiration Award.
Skepta – real name Joseph Junior Adenuga – has been an industry regular since 2004. The BRIT Award nominee cut his teeth as a producer and MC, but has since also added songwriting and music-video directing to his growing list of achievements. The 36-year-old has four studio albums under his belt, as well as numerous high-profile features including verses on A$AP Rocky’s hit Praise the Lord (Da Shine).
Previous recipients of the Inspiration Award include Imogen Heap, Nile Rodgers, Roni Size, Damon Albarn, Glyn Johns and Sylvia Massy.
The MPG Awards will take place on 28 February at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.
More information at mpg.org.uk.