Craig David Presented with Black History Month Award in Southampton


International recording artist and former Southampton resident Craig David has received a Black History Month Award, unveiled at the Cellar in Southampton city centre today, October 18.

The plaque was unveiled by Southampton Itchen MP John Denham to mark Southampton’s Black History Month celebrations.

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Craig David with MP John Denham at the plaque unveiling. (Click image to zoom)

Asked about how he felt upon being honored with the plaque, Craig David told the Wessex Scene:

“It is an honor. But also, it is fantastic for the youth of today to see that if you have a dream and the will to go out there and work for it, anything can be possible.”

The plaque is to be put up at a location in Southampton’s Cultural Quarter later in the month on a date yet to be decided.

Black History Southampton have made previous awards to Bob Marley in 2011 to mark his presence in Southampton in 1973, and in 2012 to Jamaican born jazz artist Joe Harriott who is buried in the city.


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