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Web Desk
May 12, 2021

Dua Lipa dedicates her BRIT Award to British nurse Dame Elizabeth Anionwu

Web Desk
Wed, May 12, 2021

British singer Dua Lipa honoured British nurse Dame Elizabeth as she dedicated her BRIT Award win for British Female Solo Artist to her.

The 25-year-old singer said she will be giving her trophy to the nurse to thank her for her frontline work.

Dua took home her second Female Solo Artist gong during Tuesday’s award ceremony at London’s O2 Arena, which marks her fourth BRIT Award win in total.

This year, all winners are taking home two trophies with the idea being to give one accolade to someone they believe has made a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic, and whilst giving her acceptance speech.

The ‘Levitating’ hitmaker revealed she would be giving hers to 74-year-old nurse and healthcare administrator Elizabeth.

Dua explained: “I think this is such an incredible initiative to give another part of your award to someone, and I’ve chosen that my British Female of the Year is Dame Elizabeth Anionwu. 

“She has also said there’s a massive disparity between gratitude and respect for frontline workers, because it’s very good to clap for them but we need to pay them.”

Music sensation Dua Lipa  also reached out to the live audience – which was made up entirely of frontline workers – as she encouraged them to send a message to UK prime minister Boris Johnson to “support a fair pay rise” for NHS staff.