Wretch 32 and LionHeart discuss the Richard Antwi Scholarship on BBC Radio London
Wretch 32, a British rapper, singer and songwriter from Tottenham joined LionHeart on BBC Radio London to discuss music, collaboration and those who have influenced his career. During the interview Wretch 32 cited Richard Antwi, a London born lawyer who was passionate about music and growing new talent, as one of his heroes. He also took the opportunity to talk about the return of the Richard Antwi Scholarship which aims to continue his legacy by supporting black and minority ethnic students on the MA in Music Business Management to realise their full potential. Scholarship recipients are encouraged to continue this legacy and build a more vibrant and inclusive music industry.
Richard Antwi, who unexpectedly passed away in February 2016 at the age of 38, was a widely respected entertainment lawyer, manager and entrepreneur, whose untimely death triggered a flood of tributes from across the music industry. Richard built his reputation structuring deals across the industry in the UK and USA. A leading light in the UK Grime scene, Richard Antwi has been credited with a pivotal role in the careers of Wretch 32, Daley, Lethal Bizzle and Mr. Hudson. Growing up in north west London in a Ghanaian family, Richard Antwi went to a local comprehensive school. Antwi went on to study law at the University of Oxford, and then became a very successful lawyer and music manager. He regularly mentored young entrepreneurs in the BAME community, and contributed to the Music Business Management MA course at the University of Westminster as a guest speaker.