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British soul legend Omar to headline UK Black Pride

UK Black Pride 2012 unveils line-up for this year's event at London's Ministry of Sound club
British soul legend Omar will perform at Black Pride on 18 August

British Soul legend Omar, dance and funky house star Donae'o and new rapper Amplify Dot will headline UK Black Pride on 18 August.

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, director of UK Black Pride, expressed her excitement at having Omar as a headline act.

‘He is one of the UK's most pioneering and authentic musical talents and will crown UK Black Pride at the world class Ministry of Sound,’ said Opoku-Gyimah.

Making the most of the massive Ministry of Sound venue in south London, Black Pride will also feature UK Drag Idol 2012 Asifa Lahore and Laayie, an openly gay rapper.

Besides music, comedian Roslyn Carty will entertain the audience with snippets from her act ‘Jesus loves ME and you’, while House of Khan dancers are set to provide a visual spectacle. Guest speakers from Stonewall, Runneymede Trust, Safra Project and more will also be present.

The event will be hosted by Topher Campbell, film director and part-time actor, rappers Ms Sirena, MC Angel and Ms Lorna Sutra G from Blessence.

Other entertainment for the night includes £1,000 worth of prizes to be won, with Chanel and Dior perfume sets, Veuve Cliquot champagne, Longchamp handbags and Hugo Boss underwear all up for grabs.

The after party continues at gay music club Bootylicious in Vauxhall. Tickets are £5 with a UK Black Pride wrist band and £10 without. For more information, visit the club's website here.

Tickets for Black Pride are priced at £10 and can be bought at the Brixton Cake Shop in Brixton or online at Ticketline.

UK-based gay rights charity Stonewall has been announced as the main sponsor for Black Pride 2012.

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