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Grace Ladoja receives an MBE from HRH The Prince of Wales



Grace Ladoja, talent manager and the daughter of a former Oyo State governor, Rashidi Ladoja, has been honored with an MBE from the Royal Palace.

The award was presented yesterday for her services to the music industry, by The Prince of Wales, and Grace shared the moment on Instagram.

She is one of the 452 recipients of this award.

Today I received an MBE from HRH The Prince Of Wales and I’m happy And emotional because the 16-year-old me would now have someone to identify with. Today my mum would have been so proud, the sacrifices she made and the struggle we went through was character building and gave me so much drive, focus & strength to keep pushing forward, cos that struggle was REAL and it made me a workaholic that wanted to push myself to greater things. UK music is amazing and I’m so happy to be a part of it. Thanks Skeppy, Shorty, Max, Sam, Radha, Paddy, Felix, T, BBK, Jonathan B and everyone that welcomed me into their world and has been on this journey with us. Special shout out to my big bro @prettyvacantcyde for the call that day to say I should accept this. Love and more Greatness to all.

An MBE is an award given by the Queen to an individual for outstanding service to the community or local ‘hands-on’ service. The definition of MBE is Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.


  1. ND Babe

    November 17, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Congrats Grace. No matter what I write about our truth below, I want you to know that what I am going to write is not your fault and you earned your award. Among those privileged to have the opportunities that have propelled you It is clear you did not misuse yours. Some have. That says you have character and foCus and talent. So enjoy Your ride. Thanks for using our opportunity well. As the saying goes – at least someone’s doing good with it.

    Now my fellow Nigerians, if you ever wondered What social or economic inequity looks like this? is one of its faces- the children of the powerful/ruling Class have the access to opportunity meant for the many in the commons/collective but enjoyed by a few. As they use the opportunities to grow they seem like they are the few who work hard and bear talent. They really just are beneficiaries of opportunity theft. Imagine if 50% of Nigerians with her talent were not allowed to die of hunger or curable/preventable disease, or waste away productive years because of failed educational systems, or allowed the opportunity to just thrive and achieve 5% or less of their potential! We’d have many more Grace’s rather than one. We’d have many more parents thankful for their investments. Nigeria continues to lag in human development because our leaders have serially stolen opportunities meant for 100s of millions and concentrated it among less than a few 10s of thousands. YET, we idolize the very ones that pillage the opportunity chest of the collective. They take so much, they don’t even have enough
    storage for it, ie. bodies to leverage it. when a vessel/body cannot meet with Opportunity it dies. When opportunity cannot find a vessel, it dies too. Sadly it is time bound. So it must be harnessed at the time it presents. Ever heard “when preparation meets opportunity, success happens?” that’s why. Many of us are unprepped to collide with opportunity and the opportunity thieves have stolen so much of it for themselves that even those who rise out of the ashes already have a very unfair chance of a collision with opportunity. It’s like most of the people in this collective are born to fail for this reason. this is one of the worst threats to human existence ever.

    • Amaa

      November 18, 2018 at 4:16 am

      It is our Truth and should be spoken with boldness. I ask my self if her father was not in politics would she be in a position to reach her potentials .
      When these opportunities are available and reachable to the very least in our society then we can celebrate this as a win for all . Long leave Nigeria

  2. Pharcyde

    November 17, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Wow. Cool. Is she Sola Ladoja’s sister?

  3. Ms Tikka Masala

    November 19, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    @Bella Naija – you know the spelling is “palace” and not “palance” right? Please don’t go Stella dimokorkus on us….

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