ONES TO WATCH: Julie Adenuga
IN THE year that The Voice Newspaper celebrates it’s 35th anniversary, we shine a light on some of the people who Life & Style will be featuring over the coming months as they embark on their own journey towards success.
Rani has been working hard under the radar for half a decade honing her skills as a sports activity instructor specifically dealing with young children. Currently studying for a Master’s in Education Leadership and Management, Rani is dedicated to working with children and young people in the community and has four years experience in coaching multi-sports such as football, basketball, trampoline gymnastics and American football.
Farahnaz (Faz) Hossenally
Farahnaz has worked for corporate sports organisations such as Arsenal FC, Wembley Stadium, NBA and the NFL for over a decade. Delivering high-quality cooperate and community events, building key partnership relationships and has established an international sports network. Her varied roles has given her the necessary tools to run an academy managing and coordinating coaches, volunteers, planning and running sessions, marketing and recruiting for new players, obtaining a network of resources and suppliers. She has built a strong rapport with clubs London over the years and has the connections required by a player representative. Rani and Faz own FloRéal Sports.
Rants N Bants
This young man has gone from straight comedy to putting a distinctive humorous and otherwise real slant on all things social commentary. His language isn’t for everyone but his command of knowledge on the subjects touches on tell you all you need to know about this young black man. So much more to come from him that Life and Style are genuinely excited.
Her Twitter page has a picture emblazoned with t h e words ‘London’s hostess with the mostess’ and she’s not lying. A presenter on TV, radio and on- line, Maya is one of the busiest in the business. Beautiful both inside and out, 2017 will continue to see the rise and rise of this talent. In pos- session of all the tools to make the transition from urban sphere to a mainstream primetime platform, Life and Style smell a big move coming soon.
AJ is the new superstar on these shores and five years on from winning his Olympic gold medal at the London Olympics, the Watford born boxer is about to step up again. Should he beat Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley in a heavyweight unification title fight later this year, he will be on a whole new level in terms of status. Greatness awaits.
She’s not quite Usain Bolt in terms of talent (is any- one?), but she’s the best this country has seen in a generations. Sprinter Dina Asher- Smith has set every national record over the 60m and 100m in the brief time she has been a professional athlete. With the World Championships taking place back at the London Olympic Stadium later this you can bet your bottom dollar that if this young lady stays fit and healthy, big things are entertainment digital platform, has already made the type of noise that suggests they will experience a very positive 2017. We will be supporting every step of the way. We suggest you do too.
Duane Jones, Posty, Chams
Rani has been working hard under the radar for half a decade honing her skills as a sports activity instructor specifically dealing with young children. Currently studying for a Master’s in Education Leadership and Management, Rani is dedcated to working with children and young people in the community and has four years experience in coaching multi-sports such as football, basketball, trampoline gymnastics and American football.
This is the year Jimi Manuwa could finally realise his true potential. For any mixed martial arts fighter winning a UFC title says you’re one of the best in the world. That feat could well be within the south Londoner’s grasp. Life and Style believes he is two bouts away. Watch this space.
Chris Eubank Jr
Team Eubank Jr have already made a huge power move by securing a deal with ITV box office for the Brighton boxer’s next fight against Renold Quinlan on February 4. Whether you love them or loathe them, the Eubanks are here to stay and 2017 could be the year we see the famous surname up in lights once again.
Anthony Douglas aka Mr Play
He’ll probably be the most surprised person to see his name in this list but he deserves it and more significantly, Life and Style know what’s coming for the lad. Mr Play brings you his weekly column in the Life and Style pages and The Voice Online, but he has so many other strings to his bow that the term ‘brandtrepreneur (self-coined) is probably the best way to sum him up. Follow him on his many social networking plat- forms to stay informed and up to date. It’ll be worth it.
You just get the impression from new music already re- leased and some of the interviews Emelie Sande has done, that this evolved version the Next To Me singer is going to alight, like really burn it to cinders. If you’ve secured tickets to her tour date this year,
well done on staying woke.
Kojo and Annika Allen
Life and Style considers the Colour Network founder’s comedian Kojo and
managing editor/part owner Annika Allen as friends. The two have garnered huge respect throughout their respective industries by working hard and staying dedicated to what they do. Not even a year into the venture The Colour Network, a black of knowledge on the subjects touches on tell you all you need to know about this young black man. So much more to come from him that Life and Style are genuinely excited.
Just 17-years-old and his CV could easily belong to a man significantly older than him. Emmanuel has had praise heaped on him by the likes of his local MP Chuka Umunna and
rapper Tinie Tempah for his successful term as Lambeth’s Youth Mayor and his subsequent entry into the higher echelons of media power. Emmanuel founded the BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra
Youth Council after pitching to the BBC. The young politico is now working on getting first aid into schools, inspired by a life he saved with skills he learnt as an Army Cadet.
If you’re looking for creatives to watch out for in 2017, Nathan Bryon is certainly one of them. The charismatic actor and director is sure to turn heads with his talent on and off the screen. From Benidorm to the upcoming web-series Reality, Bryon is glowing up for 2017, with a bolder, and honest approach.
It’s not rocket science to see Stormzy in a list like this, his name has been synonymous with success for the last three years. With grime music established as British genre some 17 years after it was born in an east London basement, the general consensus is that with ‘Big Mike’ leading the way for the new generation, the industry is in a good place. Right now no one would dare to tell my man shut up.
A few years ago there was talk of an Adenuga takeover, well, that happened. Julie, sister of mega successful grime artists JME and Skepta, is a respected DJ, radio programmer, scout of new music and artists and currently Apple Music 1 presenter. Born into a family of winners, Julie has crafted a lane for herself that generates respect. She’s opened many a door for many an artist and is a critical player behind the scenes. The thing is, she still hasn’t peaked.
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