Origins It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon and we meet in Kings Place. After a brief tour of the building with some oo’s and ah’s we sit down to speak. I ask Esther to take me back to the start of it all. Where everything began. “My childhood was so fun. We were broke but it […]Read more "Esther Odejimi x Kings Place"
BRED IN SOUTHWARK Ambition comes from a plethora of places. It’s Saturday afternoon and as is usually the case in London we’ve been greeted with an erratic spell of rain. Nestled in the corner of a Nandos we decide to kill two birds with one stone: Eat and talk. I’ve known Ivan since my first year […]Read more "Ivan Beckley x Kings Place"
Newham Growing up with alcoholic parents isn’t necessarily the best way to start one’s life. “I thought situations were resolved with arguing because that’s what I saw my parents doing.” It came by no surprise that this eventually spewed into Reggie’s education. He describes secondary school with a bitter nostalgia – a time of bad influences, vandalism […]Read more "Reggie Nelson x Kings Place"
It’s been about an hour since we’ve left Kings Place, and with 3 minutes to midnight I’m tucked away in the corner of a Pret-A-Manger in St Pancras International. Not necessarily the most noble place to introduce my first article series but it fits perfectly. I think with the onslaught of negative media attention that […]Read more "x Kings Place"
“Your capacity to shape the world is unmatched.” – Barack Obama, 23rd April 2016. “Obama na win o! Chineke! Obama na win o!” 8 years ago, these were the words that my mum was screaming throughout the house, in the early hours of the morning. While CNN showed the scenes of thousands celebrating; jumping with […]Read more "Thank you Barack."
There are moments in our life that with hindsight we can easily point to and understand the impact they had on us. Be it the first time a parent holds their newborn child. The first time a teacher is able to tap into the hidden potential of one of their most disinterested students. The first time […]Read more "Church Shoes"
Good evening to everyone and I hope you are having a pleasant evening. I think one thing about being part of the Bursary I tend to forget is that I was not always the young man you see standing before you today. I did not grow up in the best circumstances and straining pressures in […]Read more "House of Lords Speech (Transcript)"