The Birmingham Inspiration Awards makes it debut this month, with accolades being presented to models, community activists, young role models, media personalities, sports teams, and music and dance artists.

Organised by Shlepp Entertainment in conjunction with Made in Birmingham TV, the black-tie event takes place at the Birmingham ICC on Saturday 11th November, with an array of special guests including comedian and actor Pauline McLynn and musician Prince Bayo, who is not only the official Ambassador of the Birmingham Inspiration Awards but is also apparently is genuine bonafide Prince from the Royal Houses of Offa and Lagos in Nigeria!

Raising money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital, the ceremony is also expected to showcase dance performances, a catwalk fashion show and the ‘Top UK Model 2017’ finals.

Taffy Mushipe and Arron Wiggins from Made in Birmingham TV, with artist Prince BayoBIA/Made in Birmingham/Handout
Taffy Mushipe and Arron Wiggins from Made in Birmingham TV, with artist Prince Bayo

Who are the nominated finalists for the Birmingham Inspiration Awards 2017?

 

Raven Dixon-Biggs is nominated in the Inspirational Female categoryHandout
Raven Dixon-Biggs is nominated in the Inspirational Female category

Inspirational Woman

Nicki Donnelly
Sonia Sabri
Lucie Anne
Kerry Elliman
Raven Dixon-Biggs

 

Adam Yosef is nominated in the Inspirational Male categoryStaff Reporter | I Am Birmingham
Adam Yosef is nominated in the Inspirational Male category

Inspirational Man

Andre S Hesson
Adam Yosef
Erol Sadik
Robin Thompson
Andy Cartwright

 

Ophelia Mae Saunderles is nominated in the Young Inspirational Person categoryOphelia Mae Saunderles (Supplied)
Ophelia Mae Saunderles is nominated in the Young Inspirational Person category

Young Inspiration Person

Callum Redmond
Ophelia Mae Saunderles

 

Inderpaul Sandhu is nominated in the Upcoming Male categoryInderpaul Sandhu / YouTube
Inderpaul Sandhu is nominated in the Upcoming Male Artist category

Upcoming Male Artist

Trevor Farren
Fonzi Neutron
Russell Peake
Inderpaul Sandhu
Dwain Miller

 

Lady Sanity is an emerging young rap artist from Birmingham
Lady Sanity is nominated in the Upcoming Female Artist category

Upcoming Female Artist

Pamela Cher Jaen
Lady Sanity
Selena Mai Shepherd
Oladejo Ajayi
Dee Ajayi
Lucy Spraggan

 

Lotto Boyzz are nominated in the Upcoming Group categoryHandout
Lotto Boyzz are nominated in the Upcoming Group category

Upcoming Group

Lotto Boyzz
Major Toms
Shoot the Town

 

The Ranch by 100SPH has been nominated for Best Music Video100SPH / YouTube
The Ranch by 100SPH has been nominated in Best Music Video category

Best Music Video

I Am Not – Inder Paul Sandhu
The Ranch – 100SPH

 

Arshia Riaz has been nominated in the Best DJ categoryBBC
Arshia Riaz has been nominated in the Best Radio/DJ category

Best Radio/DJ

DJ Danny Mista (Move)
Arshia Riaz (BBC Asian Network)
Rob & Katy (Capital FM)
Aaron Wiggins (MIB)
Dan & Naomi (Free Radio)

 

Hollie Victoria has been nominated in the Best Dancer categoryHollie Victoria / Supplied
Hollie Victoria has been nominated in the Best Female Dance category

Best Female Dance

Sonia Sabri
Kiran Johal
Ksenia Zsikhotska
Hollie Victoria
Deby Littlehales
Jenay Mclean

 

Mauricio Reyes has been nominated in the Best Male Dance categoryZoe Salsafuntherapy / Mauricio Reyes (Supplied)
Mauricio Reyes has been nominated in the Best Male Dance category

Best Male Dance

Mauricio Reyes
Ryan McShane
Nathan Paul
Aaron Lakha

 

Lions of Punjab have been nominated in the Best Dance Group/Act categoryLions of Punjab
Lions of Punjab have been nominated in the Best Dance Group/Act category

Best Dance Group/Act

Rhythm Junkiez Dance
DanceXchange
Impact Dance Group
Lions of Punjab
Birmingham Royal Ballet

 

Rhythm Junkiez have been nominated in the Best Dance Studio categoryRhythm Junkiez
Rhythm Junkiez have been nominated in the Best Dance Studio category

Best Dance Studio

Sonia Sabri Company
Spotlight Stage School
Studio 1
Rhythm Junkiez
Danse Vivante

 

Anita Self has been nominated in the Best Actress categoryAnita Self
Anita Self has been nominated in the Best Actress category

Best Actress

Izzi Rose Norrington
Ophelia Mae Saunderles
Anita Self
Emily Butler

 

Aaron Jay-Brooks has been nominated in the Best Actor categoryAaron Jay-Brooks (Supplied)
Aaron Jay-Brooks has been nominated in the Best Actor category

Best Actor

James Megarry
Aaron Jay Brooks
Ross Berkeley Simpson

 

The Star Project Theatre School has been nominated in the Best Theatre Group/School categoryThe Star Project
The Star Project Theatre School has been nominated in the Best Theatre Group/School category

Best Theatre Group/School

First Act Workshops
The Star Project Theatre School

 

Marra Entezary has been nominated in the Inspiring Upcoming Entrepreneur categoryCatfish Studio / Marra Entezary (Supplied)
Marra Entezary has been nominated in the Inspiring Upcoming Entrepreneur category

Inspiring Upcoming Entrepreneur

Marra Entezary
Samina Mughal
Rebecca Danse
Lucie Anne
Ziona Youngsam

 

Thirft Vintage Interiors Birmingham has been nominated in the Best Local Business Award categoryThrift Vintage Birmingham
Thirft Vintage Interiors Birmingham has been nominated in the Best Local Business Award category

Best Local Business

Ruthles Place
Thirft Vintage Birmingham
Simmonds Barbers
Beauty By Marra
Tony G Butchers

 

Birmingham Greyhound Protection has been nominated in the Top Charitable Business categoryBirmingham Greyhound Protection
Birmingham Greyhound Protection has been nominated in the Top Charitable Business category

Top Charitable Business

Greyhound Protection
Tony G Butchers
John White Trophies

 

Fundraiser Matt Denning (centre) has been nominated in the Outstanding Local Charity categoryMatt Denning
Fundraiser Matt Denning (centre) has been nominated in the Outstanding Local Charity category

Outstanding Local Charity

Animal House Rescue
Greyhound Protection
West Midlands CARE Team
Matt Denning
Bringing Hope
Help Harry Help Others

 

Georgina Moseley has been nominated in the Outstanding Volunteer categoryPride of Britain
Georgina Moseley has been nominated in the Outstanding Volunteer category

Outstanding Volunteer

Lin Reeves
Kerry Elliman
Angela Gelencser
Harleen Sidhu
Georgina Moseley

 

Hannah England has been nominated in the Inspiring Sportswoman categoryBritish Athletics (Supplied)
Hannah England has been nominated in the Inspiring Sportswoman category

Inspiring Sportswoman

Aine Gallagher
Ophelia Mae Sauderles
Katy Fancourt
Hannah England

 

Bud Baldaro (left) and Luke Gunn (right) have both been nominated in the Inspirational Sportsman categoryBud Baldaro / Bud's Run
Bud Baldaro (left) and Luke Gunn (right) have both been nominated in the Inspirational Sportsman category

Inspirational Sportsman

Andy Bough
Bao Kiet
Bud Baldaro
Luke Gunn

 

Birmingham City FC have been nominated in the Outstanding Local Sports Team categoryRoy Smiljanic / BCFC.com
Birmingham City FC have been nominated in the Outstanding Local Sports Team category

Outstanding Local Sports Team

West Midlands Police
Royal Sutton FC
Birmingham Bulls
Birmingham City FC
Warwickshire Cricket Club

 

Best Male Fitness Coach

Richards Breeze PT
Nathan Inniss PT
Darren Essex
PT Saad
Tom Raps PT

 

Best Female Fitness Coach

Katy Fancourt
Angelina Smith
Carly T Dance Fit
Charleigh Jade PT
Amy Ptolomoey

 

The Birmingham Children's Hospital has been nominated in the Inspiring Emergency Service categoryBullring / Birmingham Children's Hospital
The Birmingham Children’s Hospital has been nominated in the Inspiring Emergency Service category

Inspiring Emergency Service

Birmingham Dental Hospital
Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Midlands Ambulance Service
West Midlands Fire Service
WMP Edgbaston Police Station

 

Inspiring Teacher

Kiran Johal
Steve Garner
Leah May Jones
Heather Drag
Bethany

 

Inspiring School

Queen Alexandra College
Zizis Runway
Cherry Oak School
Longwill A Primary School for Deaf Children

 

Inspiring Higher Education Department

Criminology Team, Birmingham City University
Classics, Ancient History and Archeology, University of Birmingham
Faculty of Health, Birmingham City University

 

The Birmingham Inspiration Awards will be held at the prestigious  International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham on Saturday 11th November.

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