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As alumni from the world-renowned Brit Performing Arts School, Ace and his then partner in troublemaking, Vis, were signed up by the brand new digital radio station, BBC Radio 1Xtra. Their groundbreaking lunchtime show achieved cult status, gaining them an acclaimed Sony Gold award.
Their progression in radio was quick to follow, onto the acclaimed drive-time slot and their own show on Europe’s largest youth radio station, BBC Radio 1 – every Friday night, championing the changing face of UK urban music on the UK’s biggest network.
The duos penchant for cheekiness and troublemaking awarded them the task of hosting the UK’s premiere black music award show ‘The MOBO’s’, fronting cult music and lifestyle program “The Illout Show” on British satellite youth channel, Channel AKA (formerly known as Channel U), and hosting shows for MTV which took them around the world, including specials from Japan, New York & Jamaica, featuring the likes of Wiley, Kano, T.I. and Estelle.
It wasn’t long before the demand for Ace’s DJ skills started racking up with gigs around the world making pit stops in Dubai, Ibiza and Ayia Napa, and as well as supporting A-list artists on tour, including Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent and Lil Kim, to name a few. He quickly earned the title, ‘Ace of Clubz’.
Dedicating his career to the championing of RnB music across the radio and the clubs, Ace is one of the most seasoned and sought after DJ’s in the UK. In January 2017, Ace was awarded his own daytime show on BBC Radio 1Xtra, taking over from Trevor Nelson hosting weekday mornings on the flagship UK youth digital network.
2021 also saw the addition of another show. As well as his weekday mid-morning slot, Ace curates The ‘1xtra RnB show’, each and every Sunday night from 10pm. The 3-hour show consists of interviews with RnB legends as well as live #RnB1Take's from up and coming artists, before treating listeners to an hour of interrupted old school jams.
Ace picked up the ‘Broadcasters Press Guild Award 2021’ alongside fellow BBC Radio 1xtra presenter, Seani B. The pair were recognised for their groundbreaking 1xtra Talks Special, which focused on the Black Lives Matter movement, following the murder of George Floyd.
Ace also co-created and hosts the popular podcast 'Cut the Chat', which has been described as 'Loose Women' for men, borrowing from the banter normally displayed in your local barber shop. Celebrity guests have included Ed Sheeran, Adam Deacon and Ashley Walters. 'Cut The Chat' is a forum to take you into the barber shop and hear what men talk about every day, a secret ear for women!
Ace also has extended his talent to the acting world with a small role in popular British drama EastEnders spin off 'E:20' and featured in British films 'It’s A Lot' and 'The Intent 2'.
Catch Ace on BBC Radio 1xtra on Monday-Thursday 10am-1pm and Sunday nights 10pm-1am for 1xtra's RnB Show.
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