Bola Agbaje and Marli Harwood Release Royal Wedding Tribute Music Video

"Billy" Don’t Be A Hero

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Pseudo royals in "Billy"

London-born award-winning playwright and screenwriter Bola Agbaje has found success scoring a viral hit with a royal wedding inspired video, "Billy", featuring a cameo from rising UK singer Marli Harwood.

The video features actors playing Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Her Royal Highness herself (it's worth watching the video to see this brilliant look-a-like!), and tells the "alternative story" of the royal couple's initial meeting, rocky beginnings, and when Kate finally got to meet the royal family!

Set against a backdrop of urban east London, (all concrete and high rise tower blocks), the video hilariously draws on interesting details of the royal couple's life, whilst simultaneously placing the characters, in less than familiar surroundings.

Bola said, "I had a debate with someone who said that Kate always wanted to be a princess and her parents deliberately sent her to that college. My view was that love is organic whereas. The concept of Kate from an estate was born immediately after that debate.

"This video is a light hearted way looking at love and heartbreak and also plays on all the buzz about the royal wedding and the hook up. I was away on a trip in New York and on every station all I kept hearing was talk, speculations about the royal wedding and that's when the idea for Marli video came about.

"I told Marli the concept and she loved it and at the end of the video we decided it would be fun to 'chav up' Marli too".

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A former musician, Neil was in the 80's group The Cheaters who were once signed to EMI's Parlophone label, and released three albums. He was also a radio presenter and is still a regular music pundit on various BBC stations. Neil is the founder of the award winning web site This Day in Music which is…

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