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StepFWD Awards 

- The UK’s definitive Christian & Gospel Music Awards - 

An unparalleled celebration of Christian & Gospel music, the third annual StepFWD Awards on Sat 11th November at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, began with a buzzing star-studded red carpet full of industry luminaries, influencers, church leaders and media with almost 1,000 special guests in attendance. 

Thanks to TBN UK highlights of the StepFWD Awards will be available via the TBN UK APP from 6pm, Friday 17th November. 

There were over twenty awards recipients on the night including Philippa Hanna, who won the Female Artist of the Year and CalledOut Music scored a hat-trick with Male Artist of the Year for the third year running. Well deserved recipients for Outstanding Contribution to Christian & Gospel music were Tim Hughes and The Message Trust. Two new awards categories saw Jimmy James winning Producer of the Year and We Got Love Project taking home Album of the Year. One of the highlights of the evening was the StepFWD Lifetime Achievement Award with last year’s winner Dave Bilbrough announcing Noel Richards (the writer of ‘All Heavens Declare’ and other top hits) as this year’s recipient.

The full list of winners is available on stepfwdawards.com

The evening was an unforgettable night of soul-stirring performances and well-deserved recognition with talent galore. The live show blended the contemporary with the traditional and kicked off with Shekinah creating a memorable opening with a quick appearance from host Faith Child. This was soon followed by the soulful Asha Elia and Jonathan Ogden then on to electrifying worship with Lou Felllingam and Emmanuel Smith, to the visually impactful Triple O followed by the inimitable Muyiwa, all was a testament to versatility and boundless creativity. The evening reached a crescendo with an energetic LZ7, and Italy’s glorious New Generation Gospel Crew and local mass choir voices joining Tim Hughes and Nick Herbert in the anthemic ‘Let It Be Known’. As the night came to a close, superb vocals from Niiella and Becca Folkes were topped off by phenomenal headliners London Community Gospel Choir. 

The StepFWD Awards, true to its mission, brings together industry professionals, influencers, creatives and music lovers from all over the nation while acknowledging and celebrating the artistry of individuals. Most importantly, StepFWD Awards pays homage to the unique power of music to inspire, heal, and unite. The event is based on Romans 12:10: “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honour.” The main focus is just that - showing honour to those blessing us with their musical giftings - without leaving anyone out.

For more highlights of the StepFWD Awards, click here for press pictures and full press folder.


Be sure to download the TBN UK APP to watch the 3rd annual StepFWD Awards at 6pm, Friday 17th November. 

Website: stepfwdawards.com  | Twitter: @stepfwdawards | Instagram: @stepfwdawards

Contact | Sam Radford | pr@astepfwd.com | +44 7766 663546



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