Because Stories Are Life.
By Ify Adenuga
Ify is the mother of four of the most successful creatives in Great Britain today – Joseph Junior (Skepta), Jamie (JME), Julie and Jason Adenuga. In 1980, Ify exchanged war-torn Nigeria for the strange streets of London. Having overcome death, hunger and extreme poverty, starting a new life as a working-class immigrant and student in an environment far removed from her own in a city brimming with hostility.
HOW TO: Be More Pirate
By Sam Conniff + Alex Barker
Faced with chaotic leadership, growing inequality, business disruption and an impending climate crisis, Sam Conniff’s 2018 bestseller ‘Be More Pirate’ was the rallying cry so many needed to hear. Now he has handed over the mic to the thousands of people who have turned his first book into a movement and given birth to his follow up book co-written by Alex Barker, HOW TO: Be More Pirate.
OWN IT! AGENCY SPOTLIGHT
Download Rose Cartwright’s Pure today, now available as an audiobook via audible. The true story of her 10-year struggle with ‘Pure O’, a little-known form of OCD that causes people to experience intrusive sexual thoughts.
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We are super excited to welcome Suli Breaks and Selina Nwulu to the OWN IT! Collective, the latest to join our group of eclectic authors and artists.
Suli Breaks is a poet, writer and speaker. An opinionated, expressive wordsmith, the artform embraced Suli whilst studying his Law degree at University.
Feeling more connected to the street-level aesthetic of spoken words, than he did to the straitjacket requisites of an academic setting, Suli continues to live out his dream to revolutionise poetry, creating a universally recognisable brand in the process.
Suli has gained wider appeal and gone viral via his spoken word video Why I Hate School but Love Education (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_ZmM7zPLyI&t=10s) garnering 2 million views within a 3-day span.
Selina Nwulu works both as a creative and as a consultant in the social and climate justice sector (having been a voice for climate justice for over 10 years).
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.