Canonbury singer nominated in Unsigned Music Awards


D'lys - Credit: Dilys Uwagboe

A city worker turned singer songwriter has beaten thousands of other acts to be named in the UK’s top ten unsigned female artists.

As a result Dilys Uwagboe has been nominated for best female in the Unsigned Music Awards.

The 29-year-old, who performs as D’lys, quit her job in the City a few years ago to pursue a career in music without even having had a singing lesson.

Now the Canonbury resident has toured all over the world with her album Find Me an Angel which has also been featured on BBC Introducing, a national platform for up and coming artists.

D’lys said: “It’s a huge compliment that people enjoy my music.

“The awards are great recognition for up and coming songwriters in one of the most competitive industries in the world so I am really excited about what happens next.”

Best of British Unsigned, a global radio show which plays on over 80fm stations in 15 countries, will crown an overall winner using an online vote which starts tomorrow and closes on September 21.

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Matt Graveling, Best of British co-founder said: “The UK produces the best musicians in the world and we get to play them before anyone else.

“The Unsigned Music Awards are the much needed recognition that these musicians need in order to realise just how good they are”.

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