Talented North London born and singer-songwriter, Benjamin Clementine, has been named as the worthy winner of the 2015 Mercury Prize.
The 26-year-old poet triumphed over 11 other cutting-edge musical acts, at the prestigious music award on Friday night, November 20 for his debut record “At Least for Now“.
“I don’t know what to say. Thank you,” an excitable Clementine told the audience.
“I can’t believe I’ve actually won this. I want to thank the judges, I would like to say that if there’s anyone watching: child, youngster, student, the world is your oyster. Just go out there and get what you want to get.”
He added “Before I’ve finished, I just want to say that I dedicate – the award to what happened about four to five days ago in Paris,”
He dedicated the award to all victims of the terror attack in Paris, having lived homeless on its streets for six months.
The other nominees included Wolf Alice, Jamie xx, Róisín Murphy, Slaves, Aphex Twin, Gaz Coombes, C Duncan, ESKA, Florence + the Machine, SOAK, and Ghostpoet.