Performance from Laughta and message from Amani Simpson

1. Performance from Laughta

Laughta is a rising star who grew up in London and started rapping in the UK Grime Scene. Born in Nigeria and of Lebanese descent.

Laughta’s multi-cultural background paints her unique style, however it’s her wordplay and flow levels that’s got the scene pushing for her.

The young rapper’s natural charisma and storytelling define her against an increasingly vibrant London scene. She features on a BBC3 TV show, Galdem Sugar that record a no holds barred podcast, shining a light on being a female artist in a male skewing industry, and addressing issues like image, social media and mental health.


2. Video message from Amani Simpson

Amani Simpson is an award-winning social entrepreneur and youth leader. At the age of 21, he was stabbed 7 times after intervening in a robbery attempt. Since then he has dedicated his life to empowering young people through digital media, events and personal development under his social enterprise Aviard Inspires CIC.


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