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A year in review: The Voice top 10 Instagram posts of 2017

VARIETY: Entrepreneurship and feel good stories ruled The Voice Newspaper Instagram page

FROM THE first black female urologist in the UK, to the couple who had sextuplets after trying to conceive for over a decade - various articles racked up hundreds of likes on our social media

See the top ten that made the cut below:

1. Sextuplets born to couple trying to conceive for 17 years

Adebayo and Ajibola Taiwo were trying to have children for over a decade, when they were blessed with six children.

2. Black men at Cambridge University go viral


(L-R) William Gore, Bez Adeosun, Peter Adefioye, Judah Aiyenuro, Joseph Adikwu, Dennis Mubaiwa, Dami Adebayo, Ife Adepegba , Donte Nembhard, Baba Bob-Soile, Daniel Oluboyede, Michael Samuelson-Beulah, Folajimi Babasola and Ade Omisore

An image of 14 black men at Cambridge University went viral, with more than 2,000 shares on Facebook, and amassing hundreds of likes on our Instagram page.

3. Tamar Braxton at the BET Awards 2017

The Voice’s coverage of the 2017 BET Awards dominated our feed this summer, with ex- clusive shout outs from Tamar Braxton to Bobby Valentino.

4. Uber who? Croydon mum launches female led taxi company

Croydon-based mother Sade Agboola started a taxi firm that only accepts women or children as passengers, in the hope that it will make women feel more safe – something which resulted in much discussion among readers using Instagram.

5. Support service for single mothers to launch in London

Mother Dinah Knox-Hooke has set up a support service for single mothers raising sons that launched in east London in August.

6. Damilola Taylor, Our Loved Boy, wins big at the BAFTA’s


The cast of Damilola Taylor, Our Loved Boy

The drama based on the death of Damilola Taylor took home top honours at The BAFTA TV Awards in May.

7. 28-year-old Rochdale midfielder beats cancer for a second time

Footballer Joe Thompson battled cancer for the second time in March, after being diagnosed with nodular sclerosing Hodgkin lymphoma. The midfielder was in “complete remission” by June.

8. Surgeon qualifies as third black female Urologist in the UK

After six years of medical school and almost 10 years of school and almost 10 years of
surgical training, Sarah Itam, qualified as one of only three black female Urologists in the UK in September.

9. The 21-year-old helping young people deal with mental health

Vanessa Boachie, founder and CEO Inside Out UK, spoke with The Voice about her organisation, which promotes mental health and positive well being through creativity.

10. The 21-year-old Londoner selected for the Forbes list

Student Temi Mwale made the front page of The Voice Newspaper in March, and also the top 10 Instagram posts, thanks to her work tackling youth violence.

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