Congratulations to AC for being nominated by IKWRO for a True Honour award for his song ‘True Story’.
The awards are held annually by IKWRO (the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation) who are one of the foremost campaign groups against forced marriage and ‘honour’ based violence in the UK.
AC’s nomination recognises the ground-breaking nature of ‘True Story’, the first track by a British Asian artist to tackle the subject of forced marriage and mixed-race relationships head on.
True Story was the track that inspired the creation of BANG Music, and we hope that many more artists will take a stand in the near future. It is worth noting that ‘True Story’ is the ONLY British Asian track this year to be nominated for ANY award outside the AMAs or Brit Asia awards (where the track was not nominated at all). This is a first taste of the kind of outside recognition that awaits any artist brave enough to tackle these subjects.