Lifestyle blogger Jay Shetty picked-up the Espoke Living Best Blog award at this year’s Asian Media Awards.
The AMA’s recognise excellence in the media with categories in journalism, online, radio, television and marketing. The awards are sponsored by the University of Salford and took place the Hilton Manchester Deansgate.
Channel Four News Correspondent Fatima Manji was named Media Personality of the Year and she was joined by a whole host of stars from TV, film and radio including Art Malik and Nitin Ganatra.
The award was presented by Mandy Thandi of BBC Doctors and actor Ameet Chana.
Jay Shetty is a host, presenter and producer and former monk.
He is one of the most talked about online motivational video presenters and producers online.
His first four videos featured by the Huffington Post racked up a massive 50 million views and 250,000 followers across his social media channels.
Jay Shetty said, “It’s really humbling. I’m really honoured. I feel really grateful. It’s amazing to be here at this early stage in my journey.
“When I began this journey my intention was to help people share wisdom at the pace we want entertainment.
“The world has responded to learning about wisdom which is just amazing, so I’m really happy.”
His vlogs have received global acclaim for their empowering and thought provoking message, production style and presentation technique.
Jay also conducts live Question and Answer sessions on Facebook and has been invited to keynote internationally at among others, EY, Nasdaq, HSBC, Google, LinkedIn, Lloyds Banking Group and more.
The University of Salford are premier sponsors to the 2016 events and partners include ITV, MediaCom, Press Association Training and the Manchester Evening News.
The official charity partners for 2016 are The Asian Circle and Oxfam.
The Asian Media Awards 2016 are supported by Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Manchester Metropolitan University, Routes into Languages, AMT Lawyers, Espoke Living, Supreme Dream Events, Cleartwo & Payal.
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