The Scottish Daily Record caught up with Ms Dynamite’s mother Heather McLean-Daley to talk about how proud she is of her Mercury Prize winning daughter, especially considering her father walked out on the family when she was young. “It was very hard for all of us, including Niomi. She knew he had gone and it upset her. I had to try to be mum and dad. It was hard, a constant struggle for me and the children. I had no money and the answer was always `No, we can’t afford it’ every time they asked for anything. From a very early age, Niomi had to take on a lot of responsibility. She was always old beyond her years. When I was working nights, Niomi was babysitting the other children. She was always very mature and a good girl to me. She was my rock.”
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