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.

Suli Breaks

Performance poet Suli Breaks is an opinionated, expressive wordsmith. Embraced by the artform while pursuing his Law degree at University, he connected more to the street-level aesthetic of spoken words, than he did to the strait jacket requisites of an academic setting.

Suli gained wider appeal via his spoken word video Why I Hate School but Love Education (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_ZmM7zPLyI&t=10s) that went viral, garnering 2 million views within a 3-day span.

This led to Suli speaking at engagements at various institutions worldwide and doing work with noteworthy brands such as NASA, Microsoft, Google and others.

The year 2016 saw the poet headline his own show, Not A Role Model. This took audiences on a metaphorical bus journey into his life, as he discusses issues such as growth, falling in love, growing up in inner city London, education, passion, adversity and his path to success.

Suli also penned an original poem that features on the track “Glass” for Kasabian’s fifth studio album, the number 1 charting 48:13 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgzDtLt_7l4).

Poet. Writer. Speaker. Suli continues to live out his dream to revolutionise poetry, creating a universally recognisable brand in the process.

Ify Adenuga

The formidably impressive Ifeomagwu “Ify” Adenuga is married to Joseph Senior Adenuga and mother of Joseph Junior (Skepta), Jamie (JME), Julie and Jason Adenuga. After moving to London from Lagos in 1980, she went on to receive a BA (Hons) in Education & Film studies. Ify has not only raised her own family but continues to work with organisations across the UK and Nigeria to guide and support young people and help them lead independent lives in safe communities. In 2016, she received recognition as an ICON at C. Hub magazine’s prestigious Creativity and Arts Awards which recognises excellence in creativity, leadership and entrepreneurship.

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Ify’s debut book ENDLESS FORTUNE is a co-publication between OWN IT! and Boy Better Know (BBK)

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Rose Cartwright

Rose is a creative director, screenwriter and the author of Pure, as seen on Channel 4 and Netflix. Her grounded sci-fi pilot Supercut was a Brit List 2019 winner and she is currently developing an original comedy-drama. Rose has spoken about storytelling at South By Southwest and Wired Live, and has written for the Guardian, The Face and Vice. She’s a guest tutor on the creative writing MA at City University.

Quincy The Comedian

Award-winning Comedian Quincy, also known as the Cockney Prince, is a stand-up comic and radio talk show host. A regular on the British stand up circuit since 2005, Quincy has performed all over the world, including New York, Singapore, Dubai, India and Europe. He has supported the likes of an early Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and other top comics from the USA.

In 2010 Quincy set up Quincy’s Comedy Lounge, enabling him to share his love of comedy by showcasing up and coming comedians from the mainstream and the black comedy scene. Beginning with a small audience in a Wine Bar in East London to the sold-out Theatre shows across Central London.

Taking his talent to radio, with a successful breakfast show on Supreme FM, where he combined the art of stand up and addressing topical issues, continuing to build his brand. Regular radio shows came to an end in 2014, but he still makes guest appearances on the station from time to time. He has appeared on Comedy Central’s Comedy Blue, MTV’s Comedy Funhouse and BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy On The Boat.