The Story of Exclusion and Inclusion #In14Ways #BBC #Aremuorin

Written by Aremuorin

I read The Guardian’s article on the greatest 100 BBC performances. 

Without being overly diplomatic, I found the bias offensive to the point where I was unable to go past the first 20 without skipping down the list.

There is actual bias. This really raises the bar for discrimination, or did I only see it on my own that outstanding skills were completely disregarded.

Reassessing cultural diversity and inclusiveness is necessary, and occasionally we must call a spade a spade. For me as a musician, this listing is an insult to the global music and entertainment industries.

This is another reason why some of these native, home-grown non-white individuals or their colleagues have felt the need to consider furthering their careers overseas or elsewhere.

We could even go a step further and ask, Really? Spice Girls dominate the top 20. Where is Mariah, Beyonce, Alexandra Burke, Leona Lewis, Beverly Knight, Estelle, Lamar, Stormzy, & Skepta in the top 10?” Where is Aretha, Whitney, Dusty, Billie, Ella Fitzgerald, Tom Jones, Chaka Khan, Cece & Beebe Winans, James Brown, Pattie Labelle, Diana and the Supremes in the top 10?

However, I will give Guardian top credit for one thing they did correctly. Adding Winehouse, Amy.  If she wasn’t among the top10 great BBC performances, I would have totally dismissed them for life. Haha. You have a look at it for yourself to form an opinion.

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Àrèmúorin is a Multi Awardee Conscious Writer / Holistic Jazz Soul Singer-Songwriter, Author, Producer. No1, 49+ Weeks, Jazz Charts. (C) 2022 MercyfulGrace / Anthony Everest

2 responses to “The Story of Exclusion and Inclusion #In14Ways #BBC #Aremuorin”

  1. Theresa Boahemaa Ofei Mensah-Arhin Avatar
    Theresa Boahemaa Ofei Mensah-Arhin

    The article or review addresses the in-depth of awards and classification without apology and that , i must say , have to be commended.
    Thanks Aremuorin


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