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VIDEO: Teenage Blackburn rapper wins video contest
1:35pm Thursday 31st January 2013 in Blackburn
AN 18-year-old who rapped about alcohol, drugs and unsafe sex has won the NHS Blackburn with Darwen viral video competition.
ABOVE: See a clip of Sophie's winning rap
Their ‘Respect You – why be like the rest?’ campaign invited 13-19 year-olds to create a video on their views on risk-taking behaviour in a bid to win an iPad.
Aspiring rapper Sophie Thompson, who attends Blackburn Youth Zone to record her music, based her video on her own real-life experiences. She said: “It’s important to make people aware of what drugs can do and that they can ruin lives.”
Dominic Harrison, joint director of public health for NHS Blackburn with Darwen, said: “This has been a great opportunity for young people to make their voices heard on issues that can have dramatic effects on so many lives.”
Find out more at respectyoucompetition.com
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