Category Archives: Podcast

Gifted Sessions 011: Being A Social Entrepreneur, The Power of Football and Making Mistakes with Matt Stevenson-Dodd

Welcome to this Gifted Podcast Session where I talk to Matt Stevenson-Dodd of Street League about the incredible work the are doing with young people using Football, why he decided to be a social entrepreneur and what gave him sleepless nights. “when you grow up in an affluent country like England, you don’t really understand what…

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Gifted Sessions 010: Supplying The “Juice”, African Traditions and Being Influential with Sam Ajilore

Welcome to this Gifted Podcast Session where I talk to an incredibly articulate young man, Sam Ajilore, about his achievements, why it’s ok to not know what you want to do and why his family used to call him “Mr London”. “in the heat of the hustle, it’s very easy to forget that there are…

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Gifted Sessions 009: Kings & Queens, Controversial Films and Being A Snob with Portia Freno

Welcome to this Gifted Podcast Session where I talk to the brains and beauty behind 20 Something, Portia Freno, about black films, the justice system and her love for writing. “they saw some of my images and expected one thing but when they came to my blog, it kinda took them to a whole new…

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Gifted Sessions 008: Mentors, Honing Your Craft and Taking Massive Action with Tokunbo Ajasa-Oluwa

Welcome to this Gifted Podcast Session where I talk to the head of Go Think Big, Tokunbo Ajasa-Oluwa, about growing up in unprivileged circumstances , honing his craft and taking massive action. “even though Hackney was notorious for the murder mile and other gun crime hotspots, it was also a place you could go to…

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Gifted Sessions 007: Poverty Consciousness, Hackney Weekender and Young Business Leaders with Mustafa Korel

Welcome to this Gifted Podcast Session where I talk to the Independent Mayoral Candidate for Hackney, Mustafa Korel, about his priorities, getting young people to vote and the Olympic Legacy.  ”10 years from now young people are gonna be building our schools and be our business leaders” Mustafa also shares: One of the main disparities…

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