SYCO/THAMES TV ITV undated handout photo of Honey G
SYCO/THAMES TV ITV undated handout photo of Honey G

hONEY G is the act this year which has stirred up social media with her performance. The glasses, the dancing, Honey G’s video has amassed nearly half a million views already.

We thought we would find out more about the girl behind the glasses. And the moves.

“When I say honey, you say G” – Honey G

Honey G Red Hat

Anna Georgette Gilford

Representing ‘Da Weezy’ otherwise known as Harrow, North West London.

Easily spotted in her trademark blue glasses and jacket.  Her signature moves got the judges dancing!

Her performance divided social media, some people wanting her to win whilst others wondered if she was for real.

Going through to Bootcamp

Sharan and Nicole get down to Missy Elliott

Honey G is the real deal

Anna has written and produced her own tracks including “Your Loving” which is available to buy on iTunes.

Blown away by all of the support, the Daily Star promoted the single on iTunes.  Others called on Stormzy to collaborate with the new-found starlet and a social media campaign has begun in earnest to make her Number 1 for Christmas!

Stormzy collaboration anyone?

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Stormzy shout out on Twitter gets fantastic response

What inspired the name Honey G?

It was a friend at University who suggested the name after saying it was ‘sweet like honey’.

The real inspiration which was the driving force behind her pursuing a career as an Urban artist was the death of her grandmother. Anna  posted this moving clip on to her personal twitter page where she said losing her grandmother deeply affected her, which made her ill. It was her grandmother who encouraged her to become a musician artist.

Speaking to The Mirror, she said: ‘Me coming into the competition is like a breakthrough – the judges need to wake up to that. This isn’t a joke.

Vote for honey g to win the x-factor!



Author: Marie Ellis

People say write about what you know. So I did. I founded Broke Girl in the City – a smart girl’s guide to leading a fabulous lifestyle despite being broke! A career spanning entertainment, bars & nightclubs (and frequenting them), film, music and TV, there isn’t much I don’t know about how to have fun in the city when completely broke.

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  1. […] One of the things we love about Honey G is that she loves rapping and performing on the X Factor. Despite walking off stage saying Sharon was obviously not ‘on her level’ or interested, she was quick to say how happy she is to go through to the next stage with Sharon as her mentor on Twitter. We can’t wait to see more of Honey G this week! Read our original story about Honey G when she first joined The X Factor. […]

  2. Still stand by my point. I think saying “what the hell is this?!”, at most, would be more appropriate. It’s not entirely about capturing the severity of the line, but also the emotion. I don’t think ૲fuck” conveys it properly.


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