Published: Thu Sep 22 2005

The Urban Music Awards was born out of the need to build a worldwide and independent award ceremony to recognise the achievement of British based artists, producers, club nights, DJ’s, radio stations, record labels and artists that are or were previously underground and are a product of the current UK Underground Dance/Urban music scene. An estimated 3.5 million viewers and radio listeners tuned in to experience the 2004 Urban Music Awards.

AFunk Magazine was set up by Angharad Williams in 2003 with help from web designer Gerwyn Knight. On a rainy day in a kitchen in Minffordd, North Wales the two decided to create a site to showcase Angharad’s work as a music journalist. People began to visit the site and soon requests came from artists to be featured on the site.

Originally, AFunk featured artists from across the globe but the site became inundated with requests for features. It was then that the AFunk team decided the magazine should become a focal point for information on UK talent.
Since then the magazine has become the online base for black British music and has acquired an international following and made alliances across the globe. Many magazines focus on the talent that exists in the inner cities of the United Kingdom, but AFunk has features on artists from Scotland, Wales as well as Turkish Cypriots and Nigerians.

However, this is not the first time AFunk has been recognized for its contribution to the music industry, AFunk Magazine has also been nominated for a BT Digital Music Award and a New Statesman New Media Award in the past 12 months.

If you would like any information about AFunk Magazine and their UMA nomination then please contact – Angharad Williams on 07946 035 789 or

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