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Cast announced for BBC One drama Champion, by Candice Carty-Williams

Includes Déja J Bowens and Ray BLK making their TV debuts.

Champion is Queenie author Candice Carty-Williams' first TV project and tells the explosive story of what happens when fame collides with family.

It follows Rap sensation Bosco Champion, played by Malcolm Kamulete who is ready to dominate the music industry once more. But when his dutiful younger sister Vita, played by newcomer Déja J Bowens, has her talent discovered by Bosco’s rival, Bulla, she steps out of her brother's shadow to become a performer in her own right.

A move which sets the Champion siblings against one another and tears apart the whole family in the process.

The eight-part musical drama also stars Ray BLK, Nadine Marshall, Ray Fearon, Jo Martin, Kerim Hassan, Adeyinka Akinrinade, Tom Forbes, Genesis Lynea, Karl Collins, Francis Lovehall, Corey Weekes and Rachel Adedeji.

Described as a love letter to Black British music and set in south London, Champion promises to be a celebration of a sound that has long been the beating heart of our culture.

The series will air on BBC One in the UK and on Netflix globally and will feature original music written and produced by some of the leading musicians this country has to offer with Ray BLK and Ghetts serving as Music Executives.

Champion will be produced by Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor with the first block being directed by John Ogunmuyiwa and blocks two and three will be directed by Adeyemi Michael and Christiana Ebohon-Green.

Other writers contributing to the series alongside Candice Carty-Williams, include Ameir Brown, Isis Davis, Emma Dennis-Edwards and Edem Wornoo.

Champion will air on BBC One


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