The two DubaiLAD presenters behind our Riff Vs Raff series have been nominated for the UAE’sBlack Excellence Awards.
The awards take place at the start of June and ‘recognise our brothers and sisters for their achievements and contributions to their trades and industries.’
Alan J Roberts has been nominated under the Media Professional category. While DJ Jas has been recognised for her DJ talents.
And put them together and you haveRiff Vs Raff, our intrepid duo who take on food eating contests, snowboarding, making tacos and, erm, more food eating contests. We see a theme here guys!
The awards are voted for by the good people of the UAE withvoting open until May 21. So if they’ve been making you laugh, making you dance or just generally putting a smile on your face, you know what to do!
The Black Excellence Awards have dozens of categories including Entrepreneur, Educator, Model, Musician and even Inventor.
“Being recognized by the black community in the GCC is such an honour,” saysAlan. “In Canada I used to work in race relations getting black youth job placements in government institutions. I am very passionate about the African diaspora and there is still so much more work to do. This event will unite our community and I am extremely excited about the opportunities that will come after the awards ceremony.”
‘After being in Dubai for over 12 years, I really feel very honoured for my skill to be recognized,” saysJasmine. “The bonus is it’s for black excellence which makes it all more special as I’m representing my Jamaican heritage and black women in a very male-dominated role’
Big ups to Alan and Jas, fingers crossed on the night from theDubaiLAD team!