Vlogger Ibz Mo Wins Best Blog 2018

Student vlogger Ibz Mo was named Best Blog at the 2018 Asian Media Awards.

The Asian Media Awards ceremony took place at the Manchester Hilton Deansgate (Thursday October 25) attracting journalists, broadcasters and media professionals from across the country.

The evening also saw BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty, East is East and Ackley Bridge creator Ayub Khan Din and Sky News Political Editor Faisal Islam honoured.

The Best category featured Desi Outsiders, Faima Bakar and Ravinder Randhawa.

The award was presented by Conference and events operations manager at the Hilton – Ashleigh Hinchliffe.

Speaking on the day he said, “I am really shocked to win. The work I do focusses on education specifically…higher education specifically at Cambridge University.

“I am going to be honest there hasn’t been anything like that done before. I am really proud to be nominated and to win it is amazing.

“There was some amazing other nominees.”

Ibrahim Mohammed, better known as Ibz Mo is a student YouTuber who is breaking down Cambridge stereotypes with the hope of inspiring prospective applicants.

Mohammed, a Psychological and Behavioural Sciences student, makes videos that give an insight into life at Cambridge University.

He speaks candidly about formal dinners, end-of-year parties and the idiosyncrasies of Cambridge’s student body as well as the challenges he faced in joining the University.

Ibz talks unapologetically about being an ethnic minority, aiming to empower others to recognise their culture and use that as a positive force for change.

Winners and recipients of AMA special awards were announced at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on Thursday 25 October.

Previous recipients of an Asian Media Award include Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Waris Hussein, Art Malik, Mehdi Hasan, Nina Wadia and Anita Rani.

The University of Salford are premier sponsors and partners to the event include ITV, MediaCom, M.E.N, Press Association Training, Primesight & The Palace Theatre & Opera House.

The official Charity Partner for 2018 is CLIC Sargent.

The event is also supported by Manchester Metropolitan University, Routes Into Languages, Namey, AMT Lawyers, USI Money, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Supreme Dream Events, Payal Events & Cleartwo.

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