A Quick Ting On Afro (1 + beats)
Christian Adofo is a writer, journalist and curator, working at the intersection of heritage and identity in Music and Culture across the cultural landscape. With feature articles published by outlets such as the Guardian, OkayAfrica and Straight No Chaser and more, Christian is an engaging and vibrant commentator, who has been a guest speaker and host on BBC Radio, Worldwide FM and NTS Radio discussing Black identity and its impact on culture in the UK and beyond. As a screenwriter and actor, his scripts have been longlisted by the BBC and he recently featured in the BBC Drama series Black Earth Rising as well as the award-winning Damilola: Our Loved Boy. Given his wide-ranging cultural and social engagement, Christian is well-versed in the nuances of the Black experience and how it manifests creatively. In 2018, he played an Afrobeats-inspired DJ set at the Tate Modern as part of their Counterpoint series celebrating the rise of jazz-inspired musicians in London.
Zainab is an award-winning Senior Digital Product Manager (Vice President) at Barclays, focusing on creating innovative features to keep enhancing the Barclays app. She is also Co-Chair of the Barclays Black Professionals Forum (BPF), championing diversity, inclusion and equality in the workplace. A model and writer, she is currently writing a book on Afro hair as part of the 'A Quick Ting On' book series on Black British history and culture. Zainab holds a Masters in Mathematics from the University of Bristol.
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