Lorraine Wright, a British-born Ghanaian entrepreneur, has been recognised for receiving the honour of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021.
She was honoured alongside other British for her services to young people through music. She was awarded her MBE on June 12th 2021.
The MBE is a prestigious award in recognition of the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.
Lorraine, infamously dubbed the ‘Chief Side Hustler’ is known for her tangible and progressive ten-year trajectory in the UK and Ghana Gospel Music scene, as well as her contributions to the corporate and the world of business in the UK and Ghana.
This year, the ‘She-E-O’ joined the MBE VIP list alongside historical greats such as Dentaa Amoateng, a British-Ghanaian Entrepreneur and media personality known for her work with the GUBA enterprises, UK media personality June Sarpong MBE, Manchester United footballer Marcus Rushford, rapper Dizzee Rascal and Philanthropist Kofi Gyasi Adjepong Boateng and more.
The recognition derives more specifically from her venture, University Gospel Choir of the Year, often referred to as UGCY – a UK national competition later established in Ghana, as a platform for university gospel choirs to exhibit their talents, build their technical and industry know-how and be afforded a plethora of prizes.
UGCY has featured thousands of students from over 70 UK Universities including the University of Cambridge, the University of Canterbury, Kent, Coventry, City and Durham Universities, University of Ghana, Central University, University of Development Studies, KNUST, and Ashesi University.
UGCY looks forward to hosting their 3rd annual show in Ghana in November 2021, and their 10th annual show in the UK in early 2022.
Previous prizes have included special feature performances on various events and stages including the X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, The Voice and BBC Gospel Proms, and appearing as the opening act for Stellar award-winning artist, Travis Greene. In Ghana, choirs are awarded cash prizes.
Lorraine is a University of Oxford Executive MBA graduate and currently works as a Director at a Global Financial Services firm in the UK.
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