FUNDING BOOST FOR EK SINGER
Bright future ahead
Lamaya’s chance to record songs
A talented young singersongwriter from East Kilbride has been given a creative boost.
Lamaya Ogunlesi, from Jackton, has been awarded funding from the nurturing talent fund to help develop her passion for song writing.
The 15-year-old is of ScottishNigerian descent and will use her award to professionally record new and original songs influenced by both sides of her heritage.
The nurturing talent fund was set up by Creative Scotland and Young Scot to help support young people who aspire to work in creative industries.
The funding is administered by young people for young people by the National Youth Arts Advisory Group for Scotland (NYAAG), a group of 35 young Scots aged between 14 and 23.
Lamaya said: “I am so happy to be able to professionally record a demo of my original songs and I’m really looking forward to spending the summer in the studio.
“Finally, I will be able to share my sound and my style with the world across social media.
“Knowing that there are people who believe in me makes this all possible means a great deal.
She added: “I would like to say a big thank you!”
As part of the Scottish Government’s Time to Shine youth arts strategy, the fund seeks to change the way the arts is viewed – and help Scotland become an international leader in young people’s creativity.
The fund allows young people in the 14-to-20 age bracket to further develop their passions and creative projects.
NYAAG annually awards a total of £40,000 to support young Scots in the arts.
Star quality Talented Lamaya Ogunlesi has been awarded funding