Idris Elba

Golden Globe and SAG winning Idris Elba captivates audiences as an actor, producer and director, and continually secures his position as the one to watch in Hollywood. He is the first actor to receive dual SAG awards in one evening.

Idris’s career skyrocketed on the small screen in some of the UK’s top-rated shows. Soon after, he landed the role of Stringer Bell in HBO’s critically acclaimed series The Wire (NAACP Image Award nomination). In 2010, Idris landed the title role on the BBC mini-series Luther, which earned him a Golden Globe, SAG Award and four Emmy nominations. In 2005, he began his film career; his credits include American Gangster (Golden Globe nomination), Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom (Golden Globe nomination), Beasts of No Nation (SAG Award, Golden Globe nomination) and the Oscar-nominated film Molly’s Game.  He can be seen this April in the Netflix film Concrete Cowboy, which he also produced, and this summer will be starring in The Suicide Squad 2.  Other upcoming films include The Harder They Fall and Three Thousand Years of Longing.


Behind the camera, Idris made his feature-film directorial debut at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival with Yardie. In 2013, he founded his production company, Green Door Pictures, to champion diversity of thought. With Green Door, Idris released the documentary Mandela, My Dad and Me, produced the TV mini-series Guerrilla for Showtime and created, produced and appears in the Sky comedy series In the Long Run. He also created, produced and starred in the Netflix comedy series Turn Up Charlie.

Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené

Yomi Adegoke is a multi-award-winning journalist and author. She writes about race, feminism, popular culture and how they intersect, as well as class and politics. She has worked at ITN, Channel 4 News and the Pool as a senior writer and freelanced for Vogue, the Guardian and the Independent amongst others. In 2018 she was listed as one of the most influential people in London by the Evening Standard. She was awarded journalist of the year by the Woman In Africa awards, named a Marie Claire Future Shaper and was awarded the Groucho Maverick.

Elizabeth Uviebinené is a multi-award-winning author, speaker and columnist at The Financial Times where her astute opinion pieces on mental health and millennial treatment in the workplace are driving conversations on workers’ rights in the UK. Her timely new book, The Reset: Ideas to Change How We Work and Live, explores our urge to work differently and in a way that suits more parts of our lives.

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Richard Yeboah

Richard Yeboah is a writer, historian and public servant from Hackney, London currently writing a book exploring the transformation of post-war housing estates and its communities in the London Borough of Hackney by examining the development, decline, and regeneration of Hackney since the end of the Second War War. Set to be published in 2022, the book aims to shed light on both the positive and negative effects of regeneration and gentrification on communities throughout Hackney over the last 75 years, and shift the wider discourse on urban change in London and other major cities across the world.


Richard Yeboah is also currently working for Homes England, the government’s housing accelerator and has written on several public policy issues including housing, economic development and public health, as well as domestic and international affairs.

You can find out more about Richard Yeboah and his work at ricyeboah.com

Robyn Charteris

Robyn began her career writing educational theatre for schools, working with various organisations such as: WHO (World Health Organisation) and the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) on numerous awareness campaigns.  In 1992 she wrote the first educational play on AIDS in Southern Africa that toured for six years throughout the region.

Robyn is currently working on a screenplay adaptation of the memoir, “Let It Go”, by Dame Stephanie Shirley CH.
The project is in development with Great Point Media and Damian Jones will produce. Haifaa al-Mansour is attached to direct.

Robyn is also currently writing a children’s series of books with BAFTA nominated & Golden Globe winning actor, Idris Elba. The series centres on Identity and Heritage and has been picked up by Harper Collins who will publish.

For television Robyn has written on numerous live action drama, pre-school and animation programmes for: BBC,  Channel 4, The Jim Henson Company,  Channel 5,  Initial Kids (Endemol), Carlton TV,  Gullane & Hit Entertainment,  Granada,  SABC,  Urban Brew/Disney/ M-Net, and developed and produced a touring stage production for Mattel Toys.

Robyn is co-agented by OWN IT! and TAP

Selina Nwulu

Selina Nwulu is a writer, poet and essayist with a commitment to social and climate justice.

She has written for a number of outlets such as the Guardian, New Humanist and Red Pepper and has toured her poetry extensively, both internationally,

including a literary tour in Northern India, and throughout the UK with a number of cultural institutions such as MAC Birmingham, BBC Radio 4 and Southbank Centre. She has also been featured in Vogue, ES Magazine, i-D and Blavity amongst others.

She has been a voice for climate justice for over 10 years, working with both a number of grassroots, charity and arts organisations, in both a creative and consultancy capacity, to strengthen narratives around the gaps between race, justice and the climate crisis. From 2017- 2018, she was ‘Writer and Creator in Residence’ at the Wellcome Trust, looking creatively at food and how it connects to our health and matters of social and environmental justice. In 2019 she worked with Somerset House on a project around loneliness and climate change for their Earth Day Season, a project she is looking to expand. Later that year her work was also exhibited as part of Get Up Stand Up Now, an exhibition, also at Somerset House, celebrating the past 50 years of Black creativity in Britain and beyond.

Her poetry and essays have been widely published in a variety of journals, short films and anthologies including the critically acclaimed anthology New Daughters of Africa. Her work has been translated into Polish and exhibited on the Warsaw metro. She was Young Poet Laureate for London 2015-6, an award that showcases literary talent across the capital and she was shortlisted for the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2019.

Her first chapbook collection, The Secrets I Let Slip was published in 2015 by Burning Eye Books and is a Poetry Book Society recommendation. She has just finished her first full length collection of poems.

Check out more info on Selina over at her website.