A group of nine judges, well respected, accomplished and influential in their respective fields come together to form the judging panel to preside over the choices for the winners of each category.

Confirmed judges:

Mervyn Lyn - VP strategic Partnerships, Sony Music Entertainment UK

Mervyn Lyn
VP Strategic Partnerships
Sony Music Entertainment UK

Lyn is an important figure in the promotion of black music in the UK. Lyn was partly responsible for black music becoming mainstream during the mid 90s when he worked with the likes of Boyz II Men and TLC.

Nick Ede Creative Director Eden Cancan

Nick Ede
Creative Director
Eden Cancan 
Ede is a Lifestyle, Fashion and Media expert running London-based consumer PR Agency; EdenCancan.  Ede has also worked for many years as a TV lifestyle expert on various shows including GMTV, This Morning, ITN, OSCARS, BAFTAS, Taste and Market Kitchen.  Most recently he was a judge on Project Catwalk and fashion mentor to contestants on TV show ‘Diet on the Dancefloor’.  He was awarded Scottish Communicator of the Year 2009.

Seven more to be announced….