Emeka Egbuonu
Emeka Egbuonu is a writer, film director, radio host and a Lecturer at a college in East London
Emeka wrote his first book in 2011 'Consequences, Breaking the negative cycle.'
He has coached grass-root football team, Gems FC and helped organise the Boroughs United talent contest since it began (showcasing the talents of young London). In 2009, Emeka founded the Consequences program of seminars, which equips young people with the confidence and skills to make good choices and avoid becoming involved in gangs or moving on if involved already.

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. You can also listen to his radio on Tuesday 7-8pm on Diamond radio. Sky channel 0185, or via smart devices using the Tunein app

www.emekabnc.com / www.thecrib.org.uk/ @Emeka_bnc

Entries by Emeka Egbuonu

'Young People Have the Power to Revive the High Street'

(0) Comments | Posted 28 March 2014 | (12:16)

Every time I read about another initiative to try and rejuvenate retail on our high street, I can't help but wonder whether politicians and other policy makers are missing the point. Of course, retail has long played an important role on our high streets, but there is much more to...

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Is the Character Assassination of the Young Black Male Now Being Perpetuated With Good Intentions?

(0) Comments | Posted 7 January 2014 | (23:06)

Such a bold and controversial question has been plaguing my mind over the last three years due to a number of events. Each time I do my best to repress it, however on this occasion the strength of it overtook me and I found myself here; documenting my thoughts hoping...

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Hope in Holloway Prison

(0) Comments | Posted 9 February 2013 | (21:33)

Holloway Prison holds female adults and young offenders remanded or sentenced by the local courts. Of these over half have reported suffering domestic violence and one in three have experienced sexual abuse.


As a young man, having the opportunity to address these young...

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Are You Willing to Kill?

(4) Comments | Posted 8 March 2012 | (23:00)

Last week I had the opportunity to have a discussion with a group of young people who are actively involved in a gang in Hackney, East London. Their allegiance is decorated on their skin with tattoos of their postcode and gang name. They gave their consent for the documentation of...

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How Young People 'Trading Places' with the Police Can Help Communities

(0) Comments | Posted 6 January 2012 | (23:00)

The Crib's Trading Places workshops in Hackney, east London, is a programme which enables young people to trade places with police, teachers, prison wardens and older people in the community. In these sessions, young people reverse roles with the chosen professionals giving the young people and the professionals the opportunity...

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Breaking the Negative Cycle: Why Top Boy Doesn't Have to be a Reality for Hackney's Youth

(0) Comments | Posted 6 November 2011 | (23:00)

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A few people have been asking why I use the term "breaking the negative cycle." For me this term represents everything that I do in youth work explained more clearly through my teenage experiences. Growing up in Hackney I was witness to...

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Top Boy - What the Youth of Hackney Really Think of the Show

(3) Comments | Posted 2 November 2011 | (23:00)

It was a windy Thursday afternoon; I was at The Crib centre in De Beauvoir from 10 am to set up the projector for the screening of Top Boy. We were given the privilege to watch the entire series and to help the Observer write a review based...

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