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I’ve had a musical look back at the year of 2010 and now its time for my own personal look back at the things I have achieved and done this year – basically a big ego boost for me.
The first week of 2010 was a great one for me, I was back on BBC Radio 1Xtra for the first weekend of the year and also in Feburary presenting the Weekend Breakfast Show. In May I was presenting for two weeks on the Chart Show which was really amazing and a lot of fun. A lot has been going on behind the scenes in terms of my radio work and It has really become clear to me this half of the year how sometimes I won’t achieve what other people are looking for, at the end of the day trying to please one person isn’t always possible but me knowing that I still love and live radio will get me to where I want to be eventually, just a bit more work to go! I’ve had my dream since I was eight years old and nothing is going to stop me getting to where I need to get.
At the beginning of the year I was still doing work with Mini Viva before they decided to go their seperate ways. In April we performed on Channel 4 programme KoKo Pop which was recorded at the famous KoKo venue in Camden to promote their single One Touch
My childhood dreams came true in May when we performed on childrens TV show Blue Peter. For those who live in the UK you will know how much of a big deal this is, every child grew up wishing they had a Blue Peter badge and this year I achieved that! It was a big day and one I will never ever forget. Click here to watch the videos from the day.
From April I began DJing for IYAZ during his promo for his follow up single from the massive Replay which was Solo. The first show we did together was on KoKo Pop again for Channel 4. I was really excited that day, he was an established name and was still getting a lot of love for his first single success so I was proud to be apart of the team. We did a load of TV promotion again in May with performances on The 5:19 Show on BBC 2, the biggest breakfast show in the UK on GMTV, Studio Five Live on Channel 5 and a recording for News of The World online.
In July we did our first audience performance with at Channel 4′s T4 on The Beach. There was a crowd of 60,000 people so this was a very, very big and exciting weekend. I met a lot of people I admire and it was fair to say it was a crazy weekend. Click here and here to view the photos from the weekend.
Here are the video diaries I did over the weekend.
In September IYAZ was back over in the UK but this time with Charice to promote their duet smash Pyramid. This track was huge in the US, Charice was discovered by the queen aka Oprah so shes kind of a big deal. We performed on MTV’s Suck My Pop, the afternoon show on ITV Loose Women and on Channel 5′s Studio Five Live. We also performed So Big which was the latest release from IYAZ on the MTV show. It was another crazy experience in this weird and wonderful world.
I’ve also had the honour of interviewing some people who I really admire – Tinchy Stryder and Asher Roth. The interview with Tinchy was all planned and organised to take place and was aimed to be around the release of his street single Gangsta? but the Asher interview was totally off the cuff and random. Me and my manager just ended up in Ashers hotel room and I happened to have some recording equipment on me – sometimes life is good to me like that.
I’ve also been the voice behind Kelly Rowland’s two single TV adverts this year – Commander and Forever and a Day.
So there it was, 2010 through my eyes and what a year its been. There has been so many ups and a few downs too but those downs only make me want to work even harder to achieve what I want so much and who knows, maybe 2011 will let me get it.
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