The mother of a teenager stabbed to death by rapper Dave’s brother has told Sky News it is “disgusting” that the star won the Mercury Prize for music featuring his sibling.
Dave, 21, whose full name is David Orobosa Omoregie, collected the prestigious award on Thursday evening for his number one debut album Psychodrama.
The Mercury Prize judges described the album as “the musical equivalent of a literary masterpiece” which would have “lasting relevance for a generation”.
The album ends with the track Drama, which features an audio track from Dave’s brother Christopher, who is currently in prison for the murder of 15-year-old Sofyen Ghailan at London’s Victoria station in 2010.
In the track, in which he praises his brother but not his brother’s crime, Dave raps: “I just hope you’re proud of me brother” and “You’re my hero”.