CCI Student wins PGMA Award for EP

University of Portsmouth Creative and Cultural Industries student, Kudzai Max has won an award for her EP, The Remedy

The Praisetek Gospel Music Awards (PGMA) is an appreciative award, which recognises and encourages Gospel artists. Started in 2009, the awards aim to preserve the gospel music industry, ‘against the spirit of discouragement’, as well as celebrating and rewarding gospel talent across the UK.

Kudzai is a singer songwriter, making music that can be described as a ‘soulful blend of rap, reggae and jazz’, but music is not Kudzai’s only creative talent, she is also interested in photography, film making and video casting. The extremely talented artist is currently working on her album, and filming a documentary on local artists.

The awards ceremony took place on the 7th of October 2017, in Tottenham, and was attended by dignitaries from the music industry such as, record companies, music promoters, marketers, TV/radio stations, magazines, and local MPs.

Over 40 talented artists were nominated for the award, including: Frank Ngombo, Jesse Katoka, Grace Balafonte, but it was Kudzai’s EP, The Remedy that walked away with the award.

You can listen to Kudzai Max’s EP on iTunes, Tidal, Google Play, Spotify, and you can listen to a free preview on Bandcamp, There is also some of Kudzai’s work available on YouTube.

You can follow Praisetek Gospel Music Awards on Facebook @PraisetekGospelMusicAwards, and follow Kudzai on Twitter @KudzaiMax and Instagram @KudzaiMax.


Katie Clarke

Katie Clarke is a Media Studies Student, currently on her Placement Year, working as Promotions Assistant for the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, at the University of Portsmouth.

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