Lady Leshurr talks banter, being posh and writing her own sketch show

Having listened to Lady Leshurr’s music for years, the last place I expected to interview her was the press preview of a film festival at Channel 4. But nevertheless, that’s where I found her, bubbly and frank as ever.

The event in question was in honour of the British Urban Film Festival, which starts on September 17. The festival will host 27 screenings and four UK premieres, as well as panel discussions around issues affecting the urban film industry.

So, why was one of the UK’s best rappers there?

Well, Melesha O’Garro, better known by her stage name, Lady Leshurr, has turned her talents to acting. She stars in the film Lapse of Honour which will be shown on September 18 at the Genesis cinema in Stepney, Tower Hamlets.

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