Jewel John has been announced as the sixth scholar of the Richard Antwi Scholarship. John, who recently earned a BA in Music Business & Arts Management, will receive a full scholarship for the University of Westminster’s Music Business Management MA course in London. She co-founded ‘Soul & the City,’ a live music events company aimed at developing and showcasing emerging talent. Through the support of Universal Music UK, Universal Publishing UK, Sony Music UK, and Sony Music Publishing UK, John will also receive a ‘London Living Wage Stipend’ to offset the heightened cost of living and studying in the UK capital.
Established in memory of the late Richard Antwi, the Richard Antwi Scholarship provides a pathway for aspiring music business leaders from underrepresented communities. Previous recipients of the scholarship include Janelle Mitchell, Shanice Edwards, Idris Green-Holder, Jojo Mukeza, and Esther Bokuma. Commenting on John’s selection, Phillip Antwi, Richard Antwi’s brother, expressed his delight and emphasized the scholarship’s role in contributing to a more equitable music industry. The Richard Antwi Scholarship is open to Black and minority ethnic students in the UK who have secured a place on the MA Music Business Management course at the University of Westminster.