What an incredible night at the annual GRM Daily #GRMGala
GRM Daily is a platform that started in 2009 just after other online music platforms like SBTV and LinkUp TV and to date have over a 5million subscribers on YouTube.
GRM Daily (stands for “Grime and Rap Music”), they were formerly called Grime Daily, and they are a British black/urban music outlet and entertainment platform.
It’s also an outlet celebrating and amplifying UK rap and its various genres, such as UK drill, afroswing, trap, and British hip hop. The platform also serves electronic genres such as UK garage and grime.
GRM Daily produce news, interviews, music videos and other top quality content covering UK rap, drill, grime and popular culture.
The annual GRM Awards-The Rated Awards, and now the annual GRM Gala are two of the most coveted events to be at for young pop culture and black excellence talent. Their cocktails list is my favourite thing as it’s always based around the music, genre and artistic talent.
This years GRM Gala was hosted at Kensington Palace HRP Kensington Palace!
So many people encompassing excellence were in the room, from music stars, actors, social media stars, online content creators, new music acts, legendary old skool UK music acts – it was a great turnout!
There were so many people there, just some of those i spotted and spoke to included actor Daniel Kaluuya, presenter and broadcaster Maya Jama, music manager Kwame Kwaten, George The Poet, presenter and broadcaster ZeZe Mills, musician and author Wretch32, musician and actor Kano, multi-media broadcaster Julie Adenuga,music stars Krept & Konan, 0207 Def Jam UK Co- President Alex Boateng, actor and musician Ashley Walters, A&R at 0207 DefJam Char Grant, musician and producer Shystie, Lethal B, George The Poet, Ivorian Doll, Michael Dappah and so many more.
It was a stunningly affluent room!
Slay In Your Lane authors Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene were regal.
DJ Pretty Hoodh showed me how to work the camera for the must-do whizzy digital tech camera excitement
The evening was full of great music, the MOST superb fashion looks, breathtaking Kensington Palace gardens and green twinkling lit archways, a heaving red carpet, a string quartet, delicious #GRMgala cocktails, a cigar bar all sponsored by Meta and HennessyAu VodkaRed Bull
I loved the string quartet on the outdoor platform facing the Kensington Palace gardens.
Here there were cigar bars, and cocktail barsSo much fun was had by everyone including @MayaJama Julie AdenugaEddie Kadi @KwajoHousing and ZezeMillz People were congratulating each other on all their various achievements this past year
It was all smiles for @kreptplaydirty @konanplaydirty @AmieDibba @yomiadegoke @lizuvie Irene Ttya
The guys looked so dapper in a variety of textured black tie suits, velvet blazers, yacht deck shoes, pastel suits…
The string quartet was competing with the dj’s, the chatter and the sparkle from so much gold guest energy…..
The Kensington Palace gardens location is so pretty! All I could do was imagine Princess Diana wandering around here years ago…and now it was hosting the black cultural excellence brand that is the GRM Daily #grmgala
#LoveIsland2022 contestant ( and my pal Tonia Buxton daughter) Antigoni obviously didn’t mind missing the Love Island Final as she was having the time of her life with friends.
TV/radio presenter Snoochie Shy was rocking her white Crocs
The gardens, the food and the fashion at the 2022 GRMDAILY #GRMgala were stunning
One of the bespoke unique elements I love about the GRM events is the beautifully crafted, blown up, stunning photo prints of the cultures key faces, which are always dotted around the venues.
Here are a few images by the professional photographers!
Until 2023 – it’s a wrap!
Congratulations to all who continue to champion, contribute and raise up black excellence!
Thanks for continuing to allow me to be a guest at your table – One Love!