On Saturday the 11h of November at the Birmingham ICC something quite special is about to take place. The Birmingham Inspiration Awards. What makes this event all the more interesting and powerful is that is ‘by the people for the people’. I am sure many of the big media moguls and businesses are scratching their heads wondering, how did this get so big and slip right under our radar for so long? How was something like this done and we did not do it? The basic truth of the matter is that something like this can rarely be done by the super big boys or the media moguls like ‘Simon Cowell’. These types of events need to be thought out and brought to life by Mavericks not tied down to the same rules as everyone else (Commerical constraints and TV schedules). That is the only way something a little different can be done and that is the way the Birmingham Inspiration Awards has come about.
When we say ‘By the people and for the people’ we mean exactly that. The Birmingham inspiration Awards is the brainchild of two EXTRA-ordinary guys: Tee Minya and Stevie Eagle E of Shlepp Entertainment. Both of these men have blazed trails in the past and continue to do so today. Tee Minya AKA Tee Nemesis almost won Britains Got Talent with his dance group Nemesis. Stevie Eagle E is the man who brought us Ayi Jihu the ‘Chinese Madonna’, Made history as the first man to produce reality Tv in Macau China, Brought the first Chinese Artist to perform officially in Brazil at the carnival all this after a career in music spanning 3 decades. So neither of these men are new to making things happen. However, it was their collective dream to elevate the so-called ordinary guy that brought the Birmingham Inspiration Awards to fruition.
The voting nomination process is all done via social media. The public is asked to ‘out’ inspirational people, businesses, athletes, musicians, teachers and charities they know, and so it began. No one expected it snowball into a night that would boast TV, Radio, celebrities, stars, Models entertainment and a whole city eagerly waiting in anticipation for the results. No one except Tee Nemesis and Stevie Eagle E.
Vision is always something that great people have. They see things we often don’t and are willing to go out a limb to make their visions a reality. Not content with just giving the world an amazing awards show they decided to take it step further. They started a Nationwide search to find the UK’s Top Model. Not the kind of model we are used to seeing winding their way down the runway, but once again a model for ‘The People’ and so Top UK Model 2017 was born and added to an already amazing night. Top UK Model 2017 will seek to find the top ‘Peoples’ UK male and female model. These models represent the real UK, all ages, sizes and demographics. Once again ‘by the people, for the people’.
When you have a star-studded event happening it is sometimes easy to forget the ordinary guy. Not this time. Birmingham inspiration Awards is all about the Extra-Ordinary, Ordinary man or woman, who make our lives better every day and mostly go unseen by the media. What Birmingham inspiration Awards have found out is these people do not go unseen or unnoticed by us the community.
So how did the Birmingham Inspiration Awards get so big? Momentum. The kind of momentum only the people can bring when they get behind something they like and they feel. The kind of momentum that Stevie Eagle E and Tee Nemesis hoped for when they came up with the Birmingham Inspiration Awards and Top UK Model finals.
What makes The Birmingham Inspiration Awards even more exciting is the fusion of entertainment and media on offer. Great designers like G Salvatore will be showcasing their designs on regular unprofessional models. Bhangra legend Tubsy Dholki Walla will be performing with Urban Poet and Singer-Songwriter Stephan Dante. Celebrities will sit alongside ‘joe public’ with no separation between them. This is all part of what makes these awards so special and why it has captured the imagination of a city.
So Birmingham is getting ready for a night of entertainment, celebrity, and inspiration. A night of Fashion and Models, music and culture. By the people, for the people. Don’t miss it.
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