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A Kenyan, Andrew Wamae, has been nominated for the British Black Business Awards (BBBA) that takes place tonight. Wamae is the founder of an independent London art school called The Essential School of Painting (TheESOP) and one of the three finalists in the Entrepreneur Senior Leaders of the Year 2018 category.

BBBA is a premium awards program that recognises “the exceptional performance and outstanding achievements of black professionals and entrepreneurs in global, small and medium enterprises operating in Great Britain. The BBB awards uncover inspirational role models; ambassadors who represent the very best talent across various sectors in the British economy.”

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Melanie Eusebe, Chair and Co-founder of the Black British Business Awards said:

“We are thrilled to be celebrating not only the breadth of talented business people as finalists for the 2018 awards but also the Black British Business Awards 5th year anniversary. Over the last 5 years, we have uncovered numerous role models, from creative entrepreneurs to seasoned bankers. These individuals are truly breaking down barriers and stereotypes whilst changing the game for the rest of the UK industry,”

The awards ceremony will be held today at The Grange St Paul’s Hotel London.

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