How to Vote:

Honours Of Distinction is where the organisers have chosen specific figures from within the UK who have played a major and often, historical part in the African-Caribbean communities which has made an indelible mark in the community with such distinction, it simply merited its own entry. Making a nomination in the Bright Lights Nominations category does not stop you from also making a vote in the Honours Of Distinction category; in fact, we positively welcome you to do both.

Please select from one or all of the categories to vote. You can click here to find out more about our nominees.

Lifetime Achievement

  • Hope Powell
  • Ranking Miss P
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson

Posthumous Award

  • Felix Dexter
  • Olive Morris
  • Cadet

Community Achievement

  • Zita Holbourne
  • Akala
  • Nubian Jak

Special Recognition Award To Be Announced On the Night

Voting Nominees

Lifetime Achievement Live

  • Hope
    28% 15 / 53
  • Miss P
    41% 22 / 53
  • Linton
    30% 16 / 53

Posthumous Award Live

  • Felix
    32% 18 / 56
  • Olive
    51% 29 / 56
  • Cadet
    16% 9 / 56

Community Achievement Live

  • Zita
    69% 53 / 76
  • Akala
    15% 12 / 76
  • Jak
    14% 11 / 76