Founder and Creator of Nubian Skin. Ade was recently awarded by the Queen for her services to fashion in recognition of her commitment to redefining nude. Ade has brought a truly innovative product to the marker, Nubian Skin has managed to have an impact beyond itself.
Actress and poet Jade Anouka recently appeared on our screens as Allana in ITV’s 3-part drama TRAUMA starring Adrian Lester in February 2018. A seasoned Shakespeare performer, Jade starred in the Donmar Warehouse all-female Shakespeare Trilogy hit directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Other cherry-picked theatre credits include the title role in Hampstead’s THE PHLEBOTOMIST, Old Vic two-hander COVER MY TRACKS opposite musician Charlie Fink, Ophelia in the Globe Theatre’s production of HAMLET and MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL at the National Theatre. As a poet Jade has performed regularly around London including at the Southbank Centre, Richmix and the Roundhouse. Her first collection of poems was published by Poetry Space and titled EGGS ON TOAST.
Freelance photographer, John Yabrifa has always had a strong affinity for the local area; growing up on the North Peckham estate through the 1980s, he has seen the area change dramatically in the past 30 years. As a freelance photographer, John has worked on a range of projects for a number of clients including Transport for London, International makeup houses and Southwark council.
Kimmy Lawrence, aka Kimmy Beatbox, is one of the UK’s top beat-boxers and is a trailblazer of modern culture and street-style. Growing up in Manchester, Kimmy learnt her craft through busking and impersonating the sounds of instruments and beats she loved. Pretty soon after moving to London she was discovered by her management team whilst delivering one of her mesmerising performances on Tottenham Court Road, since then she has been working on her debut EP which will be a mixture of beat-boxing and poetry. For now though you can usually find her cruising through London with her skateboard and speaker in tow
Mercy B’s vision for Time 2 Shine (T2S) did not materialise until 2009 and with this came clarity on her purpose. Mercy B gives aspiring Christian singers a platform through mentorship and exposure in the T2S Television Talent Show. Mercy B also challenges single, married, old and young readers to shine wherever life takes them and to live a life devoted to God.
Patricia Bright is now one of the leading social media influencers in the beauty industry, with over 3 million followers on YouTube, and over 200 million views on her social media platforms combined. Patricia has overcome a variety of obstacles along the way, and aims to encourage, uplift, and inspire her followers with her content online.
Shaun Flores is a model, actor, activist and masters student at Goldsmiths university, enrolled on the course Race, Media and Social Justice. He has a keen interest to support people and push them towards a society where the black body will be treated with value and respect instead of demonisation and denigration.
Shola Kaye is a professional singer and an author. She wrote her book, How to be a D.I.V.A. at Public Speaking, to share the similarities between singing and public speaking and to encourage more people to enjoy presenting at conferences and meetings. She has contributed to Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar and the BBC. Furthermore, she quit her office job to become a Jazz and Motown singer and has now performed on four continents.
Born and raised in South London, Tiwa King is particularly passionate about those trying to “succeed” within difficult situations. Her mission is simple; “to reach souls, reach minds and revive lives”. She expresses this by purposefully singing, producing, writing and speaking. Her hope is that everyone will know who they are, live authentically, find the unique thing they bring to the world and make an impact with it.
Starting his first business at 16 years old, Tobi Raphael has used his growing knowledge to open multiple start-ups ranging from an online marketplace to a fully licensed restaurant, Mama Leahs. His latest business venture, ‘I GO CHOP’ which has seen him raise the bar for the Nigerian food industry and open it up to a wider audience.