Afropean’s Tommy Evans connects with Caleb Femi, The Young People’s Laureate for London. A poet, educator, photographer and filmmaker, Caleb effortlessly synthesises the verbal and the visual, addressing ideas and issues ranging from Grime music to black masculinities in his sui generis style. Caleb has captivated audiences from the
Afropean’s Tommy Evans converses with Ragz-CV, the visionary founder of non-profit organisation Poetic Unity and an accomplished spoken word artist, as well as a former ambassador for The Alzheimer’s Society. In 2016, Poetic Unity supplied alternative education and recreational projects for over 3000 young people, facilitating 60 events as well
It’s 1998, welcome to “Thou Daddy” from Swedish hip hop group Black Moses’ self-titled debut album. Details on Black Moses are quite hard to come by (all we’ve found is this fb page), but “Thou Daddy” tells us that Black Moses were as good as anyone (except for maybe M. Ndegeocello)
“I feel like I’ve escaped to the real world, I think I was in a little box” Norradean has since emerged as an adult with a clearer sense of who he is – confident, informed, opinionated – which he attributes to the life lessons he learnt during that turbulent time.
Having experienced homelessness himself, Norradean also created a piece and wrote an article on the topic, inspired by his experience of begging on London’s Oxford Street. “I wanted to create a sense of emotion and restore our faith in people,” he tells me. The article sparked the attention of the
“I’m just a canvas. Every story is a stroke of paint” The second video made by the crew was Heartbroken, set in the block of flats in which Norradean was currently living, after homelessness forced him to live in what amounted to a crackhouse. “The story was a double entendre,