Inspirational young people from Basingstoke celebrate the end of Black History Month

SEVERAL events took place across the UK as part of Black History Month and many young people from Basingstoke took part.

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Samuel Nwachukwu left his native Nigeria for England at the age of 12 and seized the opportunity to develop his creative talents in music lessons after the school at Everest Community Academy.

Performing under the name CalledOut Music, the singer has regularly sung at a church in Basingstoke and produced songs influenced by his Christian faith which continue to rack up millions of views on YouTube and amass over 13 million streams on Spotify. In 2020, the gospel artist achieved international success by winning his first MOBO award.

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After the release of his third studio album my beautiful reality CalledOut Music have embarked on a world tour, performing at major shows in countries including Canada, France and Belgium this summer, and will end the tour in London on March 4, 2023.

Inspired by the rich flavors of South Korean cuisine while vacationing in the country, Chimwewe Ndhlovu decided to recreate her own version in Basingstoke. Naming the business Chukzgrill – a pun that honors the name of her late father Chikubabe and Korea’s love of barbecue-style cooking – the 16-year-old offered private reservations for customers willing to sample and to experiment with spicy treats on the grill at home, as restrictions eased in 2020.

With the help of her older sisters and ensuring that all health protocols are followed, the menu has expanded its offerings to include mouth-watering dishes like macaroni and cheese and smoked birria tacos available for delivery or pick-up. collection – cooked in his mother’s kitchen.

The increasingly popular food industry had the privilege of hosting a Jubilee Party hosted by the Consortium for Cultural Diversity in June which saw Basingstoke MP Maria Miller and Mayor Cllr Paul Miller dig in the kitchen traditional Zambian.

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Currently on hiatus in order to focus on upcoming A-level exams, the 17-year-old is delighted to unveil a new menu and will be receiving orders again next summer.

Dr Emma Amoafo-Mensah is not only an alumnus of the prestigious Imperial College London, but also attended Queen Mary’s College before graduating with honors in medicine. The Registrar of Dermatology is a co-founder of a global platform – House of Medics which aims to provide guidance to those who are and aspire to be healthcare professionals.

Passionate about renovating Africa, Dr Emma created Friday Born Designs – a social enterprise that provides relief, charity food donations and health screening days to remote villages in her home country of Ghana.