Aspiring Sheffield presenter scores dream break

Munya Chawawa presenting his popular show on student radio station Forge
Munya Chawawa presenting his popular show on student radio station Forge
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A University of Sheffield student has won the chance to present live from the red carpet at tonight’s Brit awards.

Psychology student Munya Chawawa was overwhelmed by the huge campaign from family and friends to beat off the competition and give him the opportunity of a lifetime.

The 21-year-old, who has been producing videos for the past two years, entered his Youtube audition video into the nationwide competition a month ago.

Contestants had just one minute to demonstrate their presenting skills, personality and pop knowledge in a bid to get as many Youtube ‘likes’ as possible.

And within three weeks Munya’s video had racked up 12,100 views and 1,460 ‘likes’, taking him into the lead.

Munya said the encouragement he received exceeded all expectations as people from Sheffield and his home town of Norwich rallied behind him.

Even his grandparents created their own Youtube accounts to ‘like’ his audition video.

“The feeling of people believing in me and feeling how powerful my dream is was really moving,” he said.

“I think the only reason I won is because people knew how badly I wanted it.”

Once the competition began Munya stormed social media on Facebook and Twitter to secure his spot on the red carpet.

He hopes his time at London’s 02 Arena could kickstart his dream career in television.

“I think there is an importance to having a decisive break and it’s all about utilising that opportunity on the red carpet,” he said.

“I have always thought to myself when you get into the industry, you’re in. Maybe this is my chance to get in and stay in.”