Solange ‘Beyond Humble’ to Be First Recipient of Lena Horne Prize

Solange 'Beyond Humble' to Be First Recipient of Lena Horne Prize
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Solange Knowles is supported by her mother Tina and stepfather Richard Lawson as she receives the Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact Event at Town Hall in New York.

AceShowbiz – Singer Solange Knowles was “beyond humbled” to be named the first-ever recipient of the Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact Event at Town Hall in New York on Friday, February 28, 2020.

The 33-year-old star’s mum Tina Knowles and her husband Richard Lawson were there to support her, as Solange, whose sister is Beyonce Knowles, collected the prize which honours “excellence at the intersection of arts and activism.”

She received $100,000, which she will turn over to Project Row Houses, a Houston-based nonprofit, and gushed over the accolade, “I will never forget being a young girl and the impact of hearing the great Lena Horne so radiantly and powerfully singing the words ‘believe in yourself’ from that remarkable moment in The Wiz… I have carried it with me closely my entire life.”

She added in a statement, “At the age of 12, I played this very role at the Ensemble Theatre in Houston, Texas and it was then I learned about Lena’s dedicated activism and fearless integrity as a woman and groundbreaking artist.”

“I am honoured to be receiving an award that bears her name and continue her legacy of using the arts to inspire reflection and evoke change.”

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