So July and August, schools are out, festivals and it’s all events events events! This month as a pre cursor to the kickstarter campaign, whilst the All Knightz writers and artists are busy busy busy behind their lights boxes, writing scripts and setting illustrator alight, PR director Agnes Nasumba and your resident ALL Knightz Blogger -have been kept busy promoting the project around London at several events, with some of our greatest Pan-Africanists! Look out for flyers and spread the word. All Knightz are going to be everywhere! Consider it SPAM by consent!
Here are a few snippets from a couple of main spots we decided to hit.
Dr Umar Johnson, renowned Child psychologist and direct descendent of Fredrick Douglas graced London with his presence at three separate events in London. Dr Umar brought along his books and DVDs and spoke on topics such as the education system and discussed issues affecting the Black Community in the UK. Dr Umar was delighted to learn of our project and proposed a superhero comic series starring himself. Why Not? Dr Umar, ‘The Prince of Pan Africanism’ watch this space. 😉 For more info on Dr Umar check out his facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Umar-Ifatunde/238278969571713 or his website http://www.drumarjohnson.com/.
Most recently, I managed to catch up with the critically acclaimed Akala at a lovely intimate affair at a community venue in North London. Akala did not disappoint. Akala is undoubtedly one the most gifted socially aware wordsmiths of our generation, his lyrics are refreshing, unapologetic and hard hitting. Akala is ahead of his time but still very much needed in our time. Naturally I took the opportunity to show off our work; promo! promo! promo!
We also want to give a shout out to Oneness Sankara who came in to attend the the show, Oneness is an award winning spoken word artist and was also introduced to the All Knightz Campaign. Check out Oneness here on at her website, facebbok page https://www.facebook.com/onenesspoet?fref=ts&ref=br_tf