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Skepta wins Songwriter of the Year at Ivor Novello Awards

Also claims prize for Best Contemporary Song

Skepta was honoured as Songwriter of the Year during the Ivor Novello Awards. The Awards recognize and reward Britain’s and Ireland’s songwriting and composing talents.

Previous recipients include Adele, Phil Collins, Damon Albarn, Calvin Harris, Plan B, and Annie Lennox.

Skepta’s ‘Man (Gang)’, from his Mercury-prize winning full-length effort ‘Konnichiwa’, also took home the night’s prize for Best Contemporary Song

“So many people are writing music around the world for different things and different reasons,” Skepta said in his acceptance speech. “Songs like ‘One Love’ by Bob Marley, they stand the test of time, it doesn’t matter. So anytime I write music I try to write in tune with an emotion and I hope there are more times like that for everyone.”

Watch ‘Man (Gang)’ below and relive the Skepta documentary here