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BBC Radio Ulster's Gemma Bradley: Growing up black in NI

Talented young pop singer and Across the Line presenter Gemma Bradley tells David O'Dornan about the challenges she faced being a mixed race child in Co Londonderry and her new single Obsessed

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Rising star: Gemma Bradley

Rising star: Gemma Bradley

Rising star: Gemma Bradley

Rising star: Gemma Bradley

Rising star: Gemma Bradley

Rising star: Gemma Bradley

Rising star: Gemma Bradley

Pop singer and radio host Gemma Bradley, who last year became the first black presenter on BBC Radio Ulster, has a real sense of purpose. "I want to be a role model for people of colour," she says.

The 23-year-old was one of a number of fresh faces brought into the Beeb, along with the likes of the much-missed Stephen Clements, in what was the station's biggest shake-up to its schedule in recent history.

Singer Gemma joined the team on Across The Line, the show that champions the local music scene where she herself is a rising star, having just released her latest single Obsessed last week (ironically, though understandably to her evident delight, the track is getting a lot of airplay on rival commercial stations like Cool FM).