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Open mic night for Diktion Project in memory of Mill Hill man Anthony Bayele
Singers will take part in an open microphone night in memory of a “phenomenal” musician who died suddenly last year.
Friends of Anthony Bayele, of Norbury Grove, Mill Hill, who died last year, are holding the event to inspire others never to give up on their dreams.
The 22-year-old, who wrote his own music, performed under the moniker Diktion and his second single was due to be released days before he died.
It will also raise money for The Diktion project – a charity set up in Mr Bayele's memory to give young musicians the money and support they need to start their careers.
His best friend, Joe Tanner, said: “He was a phenomenal man. He would grace everyone in his path – everyone truly loved him.
“He’d been so passionate about furthering his music and was very strong minded about it. But he struggled to raise the money to record his music and make it big.
“I don’t want any other talented people to go unnoticed because if you have the talent or the ability, that shouldn’t be overlooked just because you can’t afford to get your name out there.
“He could have been a star – we don’t want his legacy to die.”
The open mic night will be held on November 28 – one year to the day after Mr Bayele died of a hospital-acquired infection after taking an overdose of non-prescribed medication.
It will allow aspiring singers to showcase their music and Mr Tanner, 22, is looking for people to help back the project and the event by donating money.
He added: “We’re hoping this will be a successful event. He was a great person – really inspirational – and that’s why it’s important we do this.
“I hope people get involved and support us.”
A location for the event has not yet been confirmed. If you think you can help, ring Joe on 07782221344.
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