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Hawa Kassam wins RadioStar 2022 competition

Hawa Kassam has become the winner of the annual 2022 RadioStar competition, garnering almost 1000 votes more than her nearest rival.

Hawa, who is a presenter on MKFM said: “I feel so overwhelmed! It is genuinely such a huge honour to have won this, I have never won anything in my life! You truly don’t realise how far and wide your voice is being heard until professionals from all over the world are reaching out. I could not have done this without the incredible guidance and advice of our mentors Nails and Tracey, whom I am very grateful to have. I would like to thank all the worldwide judges who voted for me and give a hearty congratulations to all my fellow
contestants, it truly has been a huge honour standing beside these talented individuals during this journey.”

The RadioStar contest attracted over 450 entries from around the world, with the four other finalists hailing from the UK, Canada and Namibia.

Hawa’s ‘Ride The Intro’ challenge was heralded as “original” “dynamic” and “energetic” by the 120 industry judges who took part in the final round.

Tracey Lee from OnAirCoach, who created RadioStar said “Hawa is a fantastic ambassador, not just for radio but for the UK. I am so excited to see what happens next for her.”

Previous winners have gone onto work on air with BFBS, Juice and CISN in Canada.

Hawa was also a recent finalist at this years Asian Media Awards for ‘Radio Presenter of the Year’ and at the Muslim Women Awards in the category ‘Woman in Media Award’.