OWN IT! Welcomes co-founder of Brixton Soup Kitchen and one of the Evening Standards top-most influential Londoners: Mahamed Hashi, to OWN IT! Literary, Film and TV Agency.
Mahamed co-founded the Brixton Soup Kitchen in January 2013 with his co-founder Solomon Smith, both Lambeth youth workers of 19 years, and lifelong Brixtonians. Realising the desperate need for such an organisation, they help homeless people and Londoners in need by providing free food, support and company. Their aim is to empower people in a warm and friendly environment, helping them to gain the confidence and self-worth needed to get back on their feet.
Heavily involved in the community and a representative of several community groups, Mahamed has been recognised for his work by South London Press, who awarded him with the ‘Our Hero’s Award’. Most recently Mahamed became the first Elected Somali Councillor in Lambeth, representing Stockwell Ward and won the national LGIU Councillors Achievement Awards just 6 months into his new role. We are very excited to have such an incredible addition to the OWN IT! Literary, Film and TV Agency.
“So excited to be joining the OWN IT! team, as
well as having the opportunity to collaborate with the likes of Jude Yawson”
Mahamed will be represented by Crystal Mahey-Morgan, who commented:
“It’s exciting to be working with someone who has a solid history of helping the community and pushing boundaries and we’re very much looking forward to working with Mahamed across many interesting projects”