MOBO-nominated graduate returns to campus
Andreya, who graduated from our University with a degree in Music Technology in 2005, was filmed having a conversation with music academic, Justin Morey, and Head of School, Andrew Fryer, during a lecture for students, and worked with Music Production and Performance students in our Coach House studios. Her visit coincided with the launch of the school’s Graduate Conversations project ‘Finding Your Feet, Using Your Voice, Spreading Your Wings’, run by Teresa Brayshaw.
Speaking on ITV Calendar, Andreya said: “It was just great to go back to my old University, to see all the familiar faces, see all the new faces, and just hopefully to inspire the students in some way and give them a bit of knowledge about my time there and what I’ve done since. It’s been an amazing journey.”
After finding initial success with her contribution to Flying Lotus’s Tea Leaf Dancer, and a chart hit through her collaboration with Breach, Everything You Never Had, Andreya has just released her second album. She performed at Glastonbury this year and recently appeared on the Jools Holland show on BBC2, performing her new single Gold.
She has now been nominated for a MOBO award for Best RNB/Soul Act. The awards will take place at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on Wednesday 4 November.
Speaking about her nominated, Andreya added: “It came as a complete surprise. It felt amazing; I just couldn’t stop smiling.”
In 2013, Music graduates Piers Aggett and Kesi Dryden of Rudimental won the MOBO award for Best Album and in 2009, Kanya King, Founder of the MOBOs, was awarded an honorary degree by our University.