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ACM’s 2018 Skunk Anansie Scholarship recipient announced as Nicole Cannonier

ACM is incredibly proud alongside iconic band Skunk Anansie to announce Nicole Cannonier as 2018’s exclusive Scholarship winner. With Skin having just received the Music Week Women In Music Award for Inspirational Artist, it is incredibly fitting that she passes on her legacy to Nicole as she starts her career in the music industry at ACM London. Nicole said: “I didn’t expect to win the Scholarship, I just thought I’d enter it. When I found out that I’d won it was like oh my gosh – I felt to overwhelmed – I didn’t expect it, it was a good feeling. I just feel so grateful.”

Worth £27,000, the Skunk Anansie Scholarship is exclusively ran by ACM as part of its £130,000 Scholarship programme. Awarded based on talent, passion, dedication and commitment to building a long-lasting and sustainable career in the creative industries, Skunk Anansie chose Nicole because of the pure drive displayed in her application. Skin said: “For me, Nicole’s video really stood out because especially in this industry nowadays, you have to have everything – all of it put together, very good visuals and a musical viewpoint of your whole career. For me what stood out was how fresh and contemporary she was and I thought she was a really good representation of what I think is really cool in the music industry right now. The styling of the video was great, the lighting, the imagery, and the angles. The song was great, her voice was great, and to me it was like, it’s not good enough to just have a good voice, it’s important that you understand all the different levels of being a musician and being an artist in this day and age, and that was what I really liked about the video. I’d really encourage her to keep it up!.”

Known for its unique approach to education in the creative industries, ACM champions a learning by doing ethos in which its students learn by doing from real-world industry professionals in state-of-the-art facilities. ACM is thrilled that Nicole will be joining its London campus to study vocals at degree level, and is looking forward to supporting her as she embarks on her career in the creative industries. Ace, Director of Creative Industry Development at ACM and guitarist in Skunk Anansie said: “I’m really excited to start working with Nicole at ACM, her application was outstanding – it’s great to see such passion, dedication and talent! Our Scholarship is now in its third year and it’s fantastic to partner with ACM on this to give back to the next generation of the creative industries and champion new talent. We are also super proud of Skin for winning the Music Week, Women In Music award for Inspirational Artist – I know she is going to be such a good role model not only to Nicole but all of our student body at ACM.”

If you want to learn from real-world professionals in state-of-the-art facilities, learn more at an ACM Open Day and register here: https://www.acm.ac.uk/open-days/

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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