Both a creative entrepreneur and community engagement specialist,  Since 2014, John has delivered and managed community and youth engagement projects for various organisations and agencies within London. engaging young people in various environments which include PRU’s and Prisons, John has a significant amount of experience working with marginalised communities, particularly with young people at risk of youth violence.  He set-up and co-runs a community leadership programme in Barking & Dagenham which seeks to activate the leadership potential of young people age 16 – 25. As an artist, rapper and writer, John Akinde has built an influential following undertaking creative commissions from Huffpost, Metro, BBC and many more – making both art & entertainment material for mass audiences through music, spoken word, film & theatre. Most recently, he was commissioned by Sky Arts & Creative England to develop a short film.