About – Emeka Egbuonu

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Emeka Egbuonu is a writer, film director, radio host and a youth worker at the Crib Youth Project in Hackney. He grew up in Hackney and as a teenager was a member of the youth project, himself. He now helps run the project and works with young people in several workshops like the media program which helps young people to learn to filming and editing skills. Entrepreneur workshops called YBM’s “Young Business Minds” encourages young people to think about a future career and to think about starting their own businesses.

Emeka first started working with young people when he was 18, as football coach. In this role he was able to bring together young people from different areas to play football together, through love of the game.
Emeka coached Gems FC, an under 16’s team for 2 years during which time he won 4 trophies. Using a football as a tool, then building relationships and eventually using that trust to help push them forward.
Since that time Emeka he has been actively volunteering in the community and working for an organisation aimed at helping young people not in education or employment (NEET) to assert themselves and to move forward in life.
Emeka was the founder of the ‘Consequences’ campaign in 2009, where, with the guidance of Janette Collins the workshop has come to life. Since then the project has been delivered to young people all over London.
Emeka is the director of two feature documentaries; London to LA, about gang intervention schemes in London and Los Angeles and a stop and search documentary looking at relationship between the police and young people in London

He is an established public speaker and has been invited to Berlin, North America and toured the UK speaking to young people.

He has also sat on a panel for the ‘Future Spaces Foundation Report’ a report on future of the high street.  Egbuonu,  a youth worker of 10 years is now a Lecturer at Barking and Dagenham College.

Emeka is also a player manager for Boroughs United football club. They play their football at Hackney Marshes and the current Hackney and Leyton Junior cup champions in their first year entering the competition.

 

17 responses to “About – Emeka Egbuonu

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  2. could you let me know how to buy the book please? I am in Johannesburg but cannot find it on Amazon. Many thanks and congratulations. Phil.

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  4. I dint know if you have seen this information

    There is North London’s Biggest Creative Arts & Culture Festival on October 22nd in Bruce Grove, London N17

    It has a very large amount of creative arts in Pavilion 1 and Pavilion 2 has performing arts.

    There is all day trading from 11am -5pm (option till 7pm)

    We would love you to come and do a reading from your boo and maybe spea about the inspiration behind writing it. The festival is all about promoting people like you which is then an inspiration for others.

    We can also give you a free stand to sell and sign copies of your book

    Please get back to me if this is at all possible.

    Regards

    Elaine
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    Creative arts and culture Festival Page

  5. I’m trying to find your book in the kindle and Ibook stores but it’s not showing as a download in either, can you tell me where else besides Amazon that I am able to purchase your book?

  6. Hi Emeka,

    Did you see the interview request from a Norwegian journal on your facebook page?

    All the best,

    Yngve

  7. Hi Emeka, I’m trying to get hold of you to arrange an interview for US radio, could you get in touch please? Thanks. Daniel (danielgordone17@gmail.com)

  8. Hi Emeka,

    I just sent you a message in tweeter. I am a German TV maker and I would love to talk to you! My aim is doing a short film about you, your book, young people in London.

    I hope we can connect us soon: diadeu@web.de

    Thanks, bye

    Diane

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  10. Hi emeka…
    Just wondered if u went too hackney free? So chuffed to see the work you do. I would b flattered to know your the friend I had during my years at secondary.
    Mail me pls. Would b good to hear from u
    Najiah

  11. My bad not hackney free. Daubeney!
    I’m hoping it’s the Emeka I knew… If not, I think u have done fantastically well and so proud to see a fellow hackneyMan do so well. It’s refreshing knowledge bro.
    Congratulations on all of your success.
    Regards
    Najiah

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