“BE… Unplugged is an evening that brings together a panel of game-changing influencers, disruptors and trailblazers who saw the world not as it is but as it could be and found success against the odds. From visualising big ideas to connecting the dots that others didn’t see, this is an opportunity to learn from those who fearlessly defied the status quo by pushing boundaries to bring their big ideas to life. This event will help you to take your personal, career or business development forward with confidence.
Levi Roots is one of the biggest success stories to date from the BBC series Dragon’s Den. Levi was able to convince dragons, Peter Jones and Richard Farleigh to invest in his plan to produce his Reggae Reggae Sauce on a commercial scale in 2007. The launch of Levi’s Reggae Reggae sauce in 600 Sainsbury’s stores was a national success story. Levi has a number of cookbooks, music albums, and a recently opened Caribbean Smokehouse restaurant based in Stratford.
Anita is a well-known British TV personality. She began her entertainment career with her own show on Sunrise Radio. In 2002 Anita became a presenter on Channel 5 news program The Edit. Her work as a roving reporter for The One Show and as lead presenter on Countryfile have beamed her into millions of living rooms across the country.
Paigey Cakey is an east London based rapper who emerged as an essential voice in the scene. Since 2011, the charismatic 25-year-old has been juggling between her music and acting career. She’s released five mixtapes, starred alongside John Boyega in the 2011 cult movie Attack the Block, had a recurring role on BBC drama Waterloo Road, appeared in the BBC’s critically acclaimed Secrets and is currently starring in the recently release movie VS.
AJ Odudu is presenter, qualified fitness instructor and nutritionist. She presented ITV 2’s Hot Desk, Channel 5’s Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and 4 Music’s Trending Live. AJ has also hosted on BBC Switch Live, and presented from the red carpet at the MOBO’s for MTV. Her YouTube Channel has over one-hundred-thousand views and she recently starred in her own show ‘Manhunting with My Mum’ on Channels 4.
Kojo the Comedian
Kojo, is a comic, writer and CEO of The Colour Network. He started performing comedy in 2000. Kojo formerly presented the weekday Breakfast Show on Capital Xtra. In 2014 Kojo produced his first theatre production, Above Romance, at the Hackney Empire, later releasing the story as a book. He also penned the script for the Weekend Movie. His works include Kojo: Live & Kicking, Wasteman Diaries and MTV’s Comedy Funhouse.
Jessica O-George, founder of holistic wellness company The Well and the 2018 E-Factor winner, the University of East London’s (UEL) flagship entrepreneurship competition. The Well is a wellness and lifestyle consultancy which brings together a range of experts in health and wellbeing, with a common goal of helping women live well