Ace, ICMP’s Head of Industry Partnerships and Business Development, was joined by a number of ICMP students in celebrating new music talent at the Global Youth Awards

Held at the Camden Club on Saturday, 12th November, the event was a platform to celebrate the innovation and ideas of the next generation of creatives and thought leaders. 

Ace has worked as a Global Ambassador for the organisation for the last seven years and ICMP was able to partner with the event to offer our students the chance to perform.


Luce, Minerva and Rosy O'Neil were among the ICMP acts alongside JO and MA Songwriting student Leoni Kennedy who headlined the night. 

Ace joined Leoni on stage to perform Skunk Anansie classics including ‘Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)’ and ‘Weak’.  


Commenting, Leoni said:

The youth of today are so inspired to do good in the world; it was an important moment for me to share with them and an honour to headline such a fantastic event with my dear friend and mentor, Ace."

"Our performance together will remain a highlight of my career in the music industry."

ICMP alumna Joy Princess was on host duties on the night. ICMP sponsored three Creativity Awards at the event: Leadership in Creativity, Innovation in Creativity and Change in Creativity. 


Ace said:

It was brilliant to be part of the night, sponsor these creativity awards to champion these inspiring individuals and groups."

"I also loved having the chance with Leoni to close the night. Alongside all the winners and presenters, she’s a fantastic talent and one to watch out for in the future."


The winners in these categories were: 

Leadership in Creativity | Nasreen Zankawah from Ghana. 

Nasreen is an author, journalist, and blogger and has a broad level of creativity which has enabled her to write and publish her first novel, titled ‘The President's Bodyguard’

Innovation in Creativity | St Anne’s School, UK 


A group of 17 year olds from Queen Anne’s School in the UK ran their own version of ‘Legally Blonde: the Musical’, doing everything from casting to rehearsals to advertising. These students showed great creativity in coming up with a new way to raise funds and managed to get most of their year group involved in the performance.

Change in Creativity Award | Ella Greenwood, UK 

Ella Greenwood is an award-winning filmmaker, mental health activist and Founder of Broken Flames Productions which focuses on mental health based projects. Ella created her company to improve the representation of mental health in the media.

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