Africans Win Big at GQ Men of the Year Awards 2017

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Stormzy handed best solo artist prize - ©BBC

See the African-British winners of the 20th annual GQ Men of the Year Awards 2017 in association with Hugo Boss.

Copper Dog Whisky Solo Artist of the Year: Stormzy

Stormzy, is an Ghanian-English grime and hip hop artiste who has single-handedly ushered in a new age for grime music. His debut album Gang Signs & Prayer, was grime’s first No1 album – doing it independent under his own label, #Merky. He more than just a rapper, he’s remained one of London’s most inspiring young men, encouraging his listeners to vote, pray and speak openly about mental health.

Sportsman of the Year: Anthony Joshua

Credit: Matthew Brookes

In May, Joshua heroically defeated Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley, cementing his status not just as the heavyweight champion of the world, but a national treasure in waiting for both Nigeria and Britain.

Hugo Boss Woman of the Year: Adwoa Aboah

Credit: Mariano Vivanco

The Ghanaian-British fashion model and feminist activist is less Woman Of The Year and more Woman Of A Generation. Aboah has suffered from depression and drug addiction and is now sober, now she’s inspired young women with her willingness to discuss mental health. The 25-year-old has created Gurls Talk: an online platform to empower young women with a safe, supportive community.

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