Nwando Ebizie received special commendation at Oram Awards 2019!
The third annual award presentation to recognise talented female music creators innovating in music, sound and related technologies took place on Saturday 15th June at Kings Place London, where Nwando Ebizie performed as Lady Vendredi and received an Oram Award.
PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading funder of new music and talent development, together with The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop created The Oram Awards celebrating innovation in music, sound and related technologies by the next generation of forward thinking women, trans and non-binary artists.
Named after Daphne Oram, one of the founding members of the original BBC Radiophonic Workshop, the awards hope to build on her legacy. Daphne worked at the workshop with others including Delia Derbyshire, Glynis Jones, Jenyth Worsley, Maddalena Fagandini and Elizabeth Parker, creating music for the distant future, the distant past and inside the mind. She played a vital role in establishing women at the forefront of innovation, in newly emerging audio technologies, in the UK and around the world.
Fast forward to 2017 and whilst there are many women innovating in music and sound, their work and their voices often struggle to be heard and we're missing the opportunity to celebrate role models for the next generation.