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Whats the play? with Anthony 'Play' Douglas

SUPPORTING THE CAUSE: Mr. Play at the Sierra Leone All-stars vs Dulwich Hamlet football charity event

LAST WEEKEND, I attended a Sierra Leone All-stars vs Dulwich Hamlet football charity event organised by Aspire Football UK & hosted by Dulwich Hamlet, in aid of the recent mudslide disaster in Sierra Leone. The event was organised last minute but had a tremendous turnout considering. Loads of Sierra Leonean community figures, icons and artists such as London-based group Double Bangz, Leyton Orient FC player George Elokobi and DJ Little turned up to support the event.

Quite a few people who attended had family back home affected by the disaster, but were able to sing dance and celebrate their beautiful country and raise money as well as awareness. Sierra Leone won the match on penalties (it was only right lol). Overall it was a great event for a good cause.


Sierra Leone All-stars vs Dulwich Hamlet football charity match

6 Figure Music had his first head line show last week at the Jazz Cafe. It was good to catch up with a few industry faces, such as Rashid (Link Up TV), DJ CindeRella (The Beat London) and Linda E (Pulse 88) to name a few.

6's event had a warm, family vibe about it. It was great to see both his mother & father in the VIP area, supporting their son's dreams. It must've been an honour and such a great feeling for him to have his parents witness the work he's been putting in for a hot minute now.

Quite a few artists came out to support him. Te_dness, H Moneda and Big Zeeks were there and all the artists that jumped on stage with him didn't disappoint. The show was full of energy and vibes throughout, even on the breaks DJ Shortie Bless had the crowd LIT. 6 Figure Music has a new project out now called "ONE EP" so go support that.


6 Figure Music

I caught up with my friend Paula Perry who has co-authored the newly published book Black British History, Black Influences on British Culture (1948 to 2016) who's video has gone viral on social media.

Read our Q&A below:

Tell me about yourself

Paula Perry: I’m the founder of an organisation called You4Us whose mission is to break negative cycles of generational poverty within families. The aim is to empower with knowledge and practical tools to create solid foundations that are important to create a legacy for the next generation.

What was the inspiration for the book?

I volunteer at a Saturday school called CSEP in Croydon. The black history teachers created the lesson plan starting with 18 lessons and created additional content which finally developed into 32 lessons. We then decided that black British history as a topic was most valuable and enriching and believed that a book would be the best form of sharing this with the world.

Why do you think this book is important?

There is nothing else like this book out on the market, as far as a black British textbook designed for secondary school students is concerned. The book is a useful resource that could revolutionise the teaching of British students in black British history.


Paula Perry

How do you feel about your video going viral?

It’s been amazing! I done the video to share my excitement about being a co-author and the response and support has been phenomenal. I’m extremely grateful that I was a part of this team and now history.

What would you tell your younger self?

Don’t place limitation on yourself and take action toward all you dreams and desires!

You can get a copy of the number 1 best-selling book on Amazon. Find out more via http://amzn.to/2xL5nJv.

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