Rapper Dave wins Britain's Mercury Prize

  • Friday 20, September 2019 02:08 PM
Sharjah24 – Reuters: Dave embraced his family after album 'Psychodrama' scooped the 2019 award for best British or Irish album.
Rapper Dave won the Mercury Prize on Thursday (September 19) in a politically-charged ceremony which saw another entrant run onto the stage wielding a head resembling the Britain's prime minister.

This year's edition of the music prize, hosted at London's Eventim Apollo, saw a shortlist bristling with anger, frustration and hope at political and social issues across Britain and Ireland.

Dave's winning album, "Psychodrama", is at times dark and confessional, with tracks flowing around an imagined therapy session.

As well as tackling mental health, Dave in the track "Black" addresses the complexities of modern black British identity.