Irish Daily Mirror - - 3AM WEEKEND -

Mer­cury Prize win­ner Sam­pha says he will put his €28,000 cheque to­wards start­ing his own stu­dio. The 28-year-old singer – whose al­bum Process pipped Ed Sheeran and Stor­mzy’s records to the ac­co­lade – said he feels proud that his per­sonal al­bum was recog­nised by the judg­ing panel at Thurs­day’s cer­e­mony. “As an artist, you can kind of strug­gle with your self-es­teem some­times and you’re not quite sure if you’re go­ing down the right road, so some­thing like this def­i­nitely does give you a lit­tle bit of a boost,” said Lon­doner Sam­pha. “It’s taken me a while to feel emo­tion­ally sta­ble enough to write my own record. I put a lot into the al­bum, so it’s al­ways great to be recog­nised for that.”

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