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The British Blacklist launched in 2012 as the UK’s only database of Black British Talent. After a successful year of keeping us all updated with hot news and information, they have been nominated for the Favourite Arts/Entertainment/Lifestyle Website or Magazine award. We caught up with the founder and managing director Akua Gyamfi to find out more.
So why the need for a database?
“I started The British Blacklist because I wanted to create something which celebrated and honoured the legacy of the talents of British AfriCarib people in the Entertainment industry.”
Maintaining any kind of database is going to take a lot or regular updating and hard work. Akua states that this is something that they are proud off – reaching their 1st year without collapsing under the pressure of maintaining the website. It is for this reason that they have become a reliable and trusted resource. There must have been some key learnings to take away right? Akua listed:
“Patience, belief, teamwork, confidence.”
So what’s the plan for The British Blacklist?
“Just to get better at meeting the needs of our audience and evolving The British Blacklist accordingly.”
Finally, on why you should vote for them Akua said:
“Hmmm I'll say vote for The British Blacklist if you feel it's a useful, helpful, satisfactory, professional, informative, entertaining resource.”
To vote for The British Blacklist to win the Favourite Arts/Entertainment/Lifestyle Website or Magazine Award, click here.
To find out more about The British Blacklist, see the links below: