Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE
Chi-chi enjoys an international life as double bass principal, chamber and solo musician. She is Professor of double bass HIP at Royal Academy of Music.
Born in London of Nigerian/Irish heritage, Chi-chi founded Chineke! who’s mission is “championing change and celebrating diversity in classical music”.
Chi-chi broadcasts regularly for BBC radio and television.
There is a documentary about her career, ‘Tales from the Bass Line’.
She was awarded the OBE for services to Music in 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Chi-chi won Black British Business Awards Person of the Year 2016, and ABO Award 2017.
Photo credit - Eric Richmond