19 May Skepta wins songwriter of the year at Ivor Novello awards
Skepta took home two of the biggest awards on offer at the Ivor Novello awards, scooping the prizes for songwriter of the year and best contemporary song.
The grime superstar took home the songwriter award in recognition of his top-two album, Konnichiwa, an album he wrote and produced the majority of himself. Skepta also walked away with award for best contemporary song for ‘Man’ with Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme for ‘Man’, which samples the song, ‘Regular John’.
Presenting the award was none other than his sister, Julie Adenuga, and Skeppy now follows in the footsteps of Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran and two-time winner Adele in winning the songwriter of the year award.
The Ivor Novello Awards celebrate, honour and reward excellence in songwriting and composing and the award winners are decided by juries made up entirely of composers and songwriters.
Another W in Skepta’s quest to take grime global.