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You’re giving David the courage to ‘go all the way’

Music is a tough industry to crack, but David Ketiku is determined to make it. This is his story.

National Lottery funded ‘The Big Music Project’ helps young people aged 14 to 21 get a foot in the door of one of the world’s most competitive industries.

Whether you're dreaming of being an artist, producer or audio engineer, the lottery-funded Big Music Project – supported by celebrity mentors such as Plan B, Ellie Goulding and Eliza Doolittle – gives practical information as well as inspiration to help make that dream a reality.

But for many young hopefuls, including 22-year-old Afrobeats artists David Ketiku, getting involved in music is more than just a possible career path – it’s also an opportunity to escape a life of gangs and crime. David told us his story.

Thanks to you, more than £42 million of lottery funding has gone to 17,000 music projects across the UK, including The Big Music Project, supporting Britons with talent every day! To find out more visit

Over the last 23 years we’ve created over 5,000 millionaires and funded more than 535,000 National Lottery projects - discover more life-changing stories.

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