Talented students hit the right notes at Harlesden summer music course

Youths presented with certificates for their achievements at special ceremony

A group of students proved they could hit the right notes at a ceremony held to mark the end of their summer music course.

The course held in the Unity Centre in Church Road, Harlesden, allowed talented youths to hone in their musical skills.

Last week friends and family of the students were joined by performers and producers to watch them presented with certificates for their achievements.

The students also showcased their talents during the event.

Ruth Osholiki from the Church End Estate in Harlesden, said the course has left her considering a career in entertainment.

She said: “The course has been very beneficial because it has enlightened me as to the various avenues for involvement in the music industry.”

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Kennedy Mensah, a music publisher, broadcaster and journalist, who was one of the guest speakers at the event, told the students: “To achieve your dream, you must first identify your dream and then develop single-mindedness with strict determination, and ignore all naysayers.”

The course was organised by voluntary organisation Akoben Awards and funded by Fair Share/Big Lottery Fund through the London Community Foundation.