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Oct 14 / Prinza

Prime Minister launches Daily Mirror snapper’s Black Britannia exhibition

Gordon Brown yesterday praised the best of Britain’s black community – and urged others to follow the dream.The Prime Minister was launching the Black Britannia exhibition in London by Daily Mirror photographer John Ferguson, who was one of Fleet Street’s first black newspaper photographers.The show celebrates the achievements of 50 black Britons who have triumphed in their chosen careers. They include Dr John Sentuma, Britain’s first black archbishop, model Naomi Campbell, Ms Dynamite, racing driver Lewis Hamilton and Nicholas Tunge, one of the few black soldiers to take part in the Changing of the Guard.Mr Brown said: “We all know the contribution of black people to Britain goes far beyond that of the household names celebrated in this exhibition.” Mercury Prize winning artist Niomi McLean-Daley was born in Archway, north London, in 1981. The eldest of 11 siblings, and the daughter of a Scottish mother and a Jamaican father, the singer, songwriter, and rapper grew up listening to reggae and hip hop music.She became known as a Ms Dynamite after providing vocals for an underground pirate radio track. After being discovered at a West End club, she worked briefly with the UK garage act So Solid Crew before releasing her debut album, A Little Deeper in 2002, featuring the hit songs ‘It Takes More’ and ‘Dy-Na-Mi-Tee’. The album won the prestigoius Mercury Music Prize in 2002 which she followed up with three MOBO awards. She donated the

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