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Mel B reflects on ‘unbelievable’ MBE after being honoured for services to domestic violence survivors

EXCLUSIVE ‘It’s not my award, it is for the opposite survivors’: Mel B reflects on her ‘unbelievable’ MBE after being honoured for services to domestic violence campaigning

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Mel B has mirrored on receiving her ‘unbelievable’ MBE within the New Year Honours after being recognised for services to domestic violence campaigning.

As a patron of Women’s Aid, the Spice Girl, 47, is a robust advocate for feminine rights and spoke to MailOnline on the NFT artwork pre-launch for Fabio D’Andre’s music video, Love Should Not Hurt, during which she starred, held at London’s Blacks Club.

She poignantly stated: ‘It’s not my award, it is for the opposite survivors. The MBE was loopy to me. I do know that Teresa [Parker] from Women’s Aid already knew about it behind the scenes however I did not have a clue so when it occurred, I used to be flabbergasted.

EXCLUSIVE: ‘It’s not my award, it is for the opposite survivors’: Mel B has mirrored on receiving her ‘unbelievable’ MBE after being recognised for services to domestic violence campaigning

The Wannabe hitmaker continued: ‘But you’d suppose to get an MBE it might be for the Spice Girls, like we gained Ivor Novellos, however to get an award like this solely due to the work that I’ve executed with the assistance of Teresa was unbelievable to me.’

Role mannequin Mel added on the occasion, hosted by Crypto Club Global: ‘It’s actually for all of the people that assist such an epidemic of a trigger.’

Last year, the singer – whose campaigning started after her break up from ex-husband Stephen Belafonte in 2017 – starred in a brief movie exploring domestic violence by means of dance, which was directed by and featured the music of composer Fabio.

Deserving: As a patron of Women's Aid, the Spice Girl, 47, is a strong advocate for female rights and began her campaigning after her split from Stephen Belafonte in 2017 (pictured in May 2022)

Deserving: As a patron of Women’s Aid, the Spice Girl, 47, is a robust advocate for feminine rights and commenced her campaigning after her break up from Stephen Belafonte in 2017 (pictured in May 2022)

Ensuring to assist the musician in his launch of NFTs to increase funds for the charity, The Masked Singer Australia decide jetted specifically from Sydney to London, earlier than driving to her house in Leeds and back once more to the capital. 

Mel instructed MailOnline: ‘Why would I not be right here? I’m operating on about two hours sleep and a 23 hour flight from Australia however something to do with Women’s Aid and my charity… particularly Fabio. He did that nice, superb video, which was his thought.

‘I really flew from Sydney so I did an eight hour flight to Singapore, then a two hour wait after which a 15 hour flight from Singapore to London.

Role model: Last year, the singer starred in a short film exploring domestic violence through dance, which was directed by and featured the music of composer Fabio D'Andre

Role mannequin: Last year, the singer starred in a brief movie exploring domestic violence by means of dance, which was directed by and featured the music of composer Fabio D’Andre

‘I had 12 items of baggage and a 4 hour drive to Leeds, slept for about 4 hours then I had a 4 hour car experience right here. Now, I’m gonna drive 4 hours back in about 5 minutes!’

The particular NFT assortment includes a collection of distinctive fan artwork items, created in response to Fabio’s music video, which confirmed the realities of life for ladies who live beneath the specter of domestic violence.

Mel stated: ‘I’m so proud to be a part of this project which implies a lot to me as a result of it is a collaboration of three things which can be so essential in my life: music, dance and a means to spotlight the ever growing concern of violence in direction of ladies.

‘It appears unusual to say I’m happy with exhibiting one thing so brutal and disturbing however it’s my mission to increase consciousness of one thing so many ladies undergo day by day, each week, each month of their lives.

‘I’ve had my very own experiences of abusive relationships however as patron of Women’s Aid I’ve spoken to so many different ladies, listened to what they’ve gone by means of and I understand how very actual the hazard is to so many ladies on the market.

‘I’m not going to cease breaking the silence and the disgrace round this topic as a result of it is an excessive amount of and we now have to arise and do one thing.’

For free and confidential assist, join to a Women’s Aid assist employee by way of their immediate messaging service at chat.womensaid.org.uk. 

Pals: She spoke to MailOnline at the NFT art pre-launch for Fabio's music video, Love Should Not Hurt, in which she starred, held at London's Blacks Club (Mel and Fabio are pictured)

Pals: She spoke to MailOnline on the NFT artwork pre-launch for Fabio’s music video, Love Should Not Hurt, during which she starred, held at London’s Blacks Club (Mel and Fabio are pictured)

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