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2009 was the launch of Heart n Soul artist Lizzie Emeh’s ‘Loud and Proud’ album at The Southbank Centre. Lizzie tells us about the year below.

“2009, it was ground-breaking for Heart n Soul and for me because I was the 1st solo artist with a learning disability to release an album in the UK and it went straight onto iTunes! I’m so proud that I did it because we didn’t do it for any other reason than to get people recognised, to get disability recognised, that’s the drive behind my music. Since 2009 a lot of things have changed, I don’t know why we didn’t have acceptance in the first place but we have a lot more now.

The reason why we have a lot more acceptance is because of prestigious companies like Heart n Soul”

Lizzie Emeh is also one of our Big 30 contributors, listen to her interview and see her portrait here.

Look out for more trips down memory lane on our News page!


julySandra Reynolds