Presenter & Broadcaster
Jay London is a presenter, broadcaster and creative entrepreneur, based in the UK.. As a perfect bridge, he connects today’s creative community with the commercial mainstream. Jay brings his knowledge and experience to facilitate relatable conversations across a range of important topics, to audiences on both sides of the table.
Aside from being an anchor for homegrown talent on national radio at Capital XTRA, Jay London also co-founded his own successful creative company and studio. Jay has successfully combined his passion for men’s style while exploring men’s wellbeing and masculinity with brands such as Lynx Black and Topman.
Filmmaker & Composer
Aiwan Obinyan is a Nigerian-British, Filmmaker and Composer, residing in London. She works in the film, theatre and music industry as a musician, audio engineer, composer and filmmaker. Her sound-design work has featured on national and international Television and Stage productions with clients including the Young Vic Theatre, ITV, Channel 4, Yorkshire Sound Women Network and gal-dem.
In 2018, Aiwan directed and produced her debut independent documentary feature film, Wax Print. The 97 minute documentary traces the global history of Wax Print fabric which has become an iconic symbol of the African diaspora. Nominated for the Jury Award in the Best Feature Documentary category at the Pan African Film Festival, Wax Print is currently screening at international festivals from LA, Ghana to New Zealand. Aiwan frequently travels to screen the film, and lead workshops and Q&A’s at education institutions and universities internationally.
Aiwan is currently working on her next documentary feature film.
Poet, Actor, Screenwriter
Khariis Ubiaro, born in London in 1998, is a genuine talent – an actor, poet, dancer, singer, screenwriter, and model. His work addresses issues of identity, race, youth, passion, imagination, death, morals, love and integrity. Not afraid to be angry, Ubiaro lashes out at ignorance and asserts his identity as an artist and a young man.
Khariis published his debut poetry pamphlet in 2017 titled My Minds Dark Parties. Unabashedly political, this debut collection examines race, religion and fame with passion and wit, as well as exploring love, mental health, and the artist’s obsession with creation. This is an electrifying set of poems.
Khariis’ credits include T.V, commercial adverts, short films, national theatre and live music performances.
Merely a vessel for intense mood and emotion. Khariis uses his powers to provoke change in our world. Whether it be a change in perspective or a shift in feeling – he intends to bring humanity to a deeper level of consciousness through his work. Seeking to break the cages on our minds, he uses acting and writing with a core focus on the margins between life and death, reality and other. Khariis is currently working on his first screenplay and will be appearing in Riz Ahmed’s forthcoming film Mughal Mowgli.