Songstress Kate Nash has won Best Ginger Female Musician while singer songwriter Ed Sheeran won Best Ginger Male Musician in the first Music of Ginger Origin (MOGO) Awards.
Created for, and announced on, Redhead Day UK 2014 the public votes were counted and revealed yesterday to mark the celebration of all things of a red head nature.
Kate was joined in the hall of ginger glory by Ed Sheeran who won Best Ginger Male Musician, Florence Welch who won Best Honorary ‘Redhead by Choice’ Musician and Dolly Parton won Best Song with Lyrics About Red Hair for her song ‘Jolene.’
A glass MOGO award with an engraved plaque was created for each winner and all will have a place in the Ginger Hall of Fame.
“I won a MOGO Award! Ginger power! …Never forget your roots.” – Kate Nash
The British Indie singer has been seen with black locks, and most recently a bright pink do, but is always proud of her natural ginger locks. Kate is currently based in LA where she has been touring America, she released her first single in 2007 and was crowned ‘Best Female Artist’ at the 2008 BRIT Awards. Kate launched her third studio album in 2013.
Ed Sheeran released his debut album in 2011 and a year later managed to get noticed stateside. He made a guest appearance on Taylor Swift’s fourth studio album, Red and has, in not such a prestigious move, written songs for plastic manufactured pop pretty boys One Direction.
“Move aside Cilla Black, there’s new gingers in town, and about time too.” – critic Vivian Summers
Many well-known ‘ginger stars’ were not really ginger at all. Will and Grace actress Debra Messing is really auburn, UK soap star Noele Gordon dyed her hair red when she was really naturally black, X Files actress Gillian Anderson is really blonde as is Sex and the City’s Cynthia Nixon and one of the ‘most famous’ ginger haired stars of all time – Lucy Ball – was actually brunette.