In schools, universities, business settings and charitable organisations, Kimba successfully uses spoken word, poetry & rap to captivate audiences. From venues such as the V&A museum and Tate Modern, to community libraries, auditoriums and classrooms, his creative approach and versatility to adapt material to meet a specific brief is valued and appreciated. His passion and experience provide an open forum to be inspired.
"Kimba was brilliant! The students can't stop talking about his visit. One pupil has performed his rap 10 times and was still rapping on the way home!"
"I wanted to thank you for the work you did with our children during our creative arts week. Having been inspired by your message during a well being project earlier in the term I knew our children would love the opportunity to work with you.
Listening to the children learning to rap was amazing. Children and staff enjoyed this project so much and they were so proud of what they wrote – you inspired them not only to write how they felt, but also gave them the confidence to perform.
The work you did behind the scenes to bring this all together into a video was amazing. This is a legacy our children have created for the school and everyone absolutely loved the final video.
We had amazing feedback from parents, staff and governors and children described working with you as ‘their favourite part of Creative Arts Week.’
I have no reservations in recommending you to other schools who want to engage their children with a creative writing and performance project that is totally engaging and fun. Thank you for the time you spent in our school, and the editing hours you put in for our final project."
Calcot Primary School
"Kimba was fantastic to see in action. He was inspirational and empowering. To have an amazing role model such as Kimba helping the children produce the work they managed in such a short amount of time was overwhelming. I can not thank him enough for drawing out of them the confidence and comfort from which to perform their own pieces of work too."
"Kimba was engaging, interesting and funny. He brought out the creative side of our students in a very effective way. The students thoroughly enjoyed the session!"
Glenthornes High School
"Kimba was absolutely fantastic and both the children and staff loved his visit."
Princess Frederica Primary School
"I have had the pleasure of seeing Kimba inspire adults and children through spoken word and music on several occasions.
Three events stick in my mind above the many others. Kimba worked with the Harrow Fairtrade Campaign and grassroots Community Organisation BTWSC to capture the essence of the strategy to become a Fairtrade borough. He produced a song that was used as a backdrop to an event in the town centre during Fairtrade fortnight in front of the Mayor of Harrow and the Mayor of Douai, Harrow’s twin town . I believe this was a critical part of the borough achieving Fairtrade status. The second was a workshop with young people during African History Month when he worked with them to produce a piece which they performed, with his support, in front of an intergenerational audience. The third was an environmental workshop with young people capturing Brent’s campaign to love where you live.
I have no hesitation in recommending Kimba for any work he has been engaged to do. He has a positive, infectious spirit which encourages those in his workshops to give of their best."
Ms Nana Asante, Former Mayor of Harrow
"Thank you for delivering a highly engaging, entertaining and informative session.
The feedback from the session was very positive."
Anthony Wilkes, Equality Diversity Inclusion Manager, Cancer Research UK
"I would like to say thank you for the performance at the Mayor’s Tea Party. Your performance was wonderful and really got our event started. It recieved such positive feedback!"
Shane Lawrence, Policy Officer, Brent Council
"I have no hesitation in recommending Kimba. Over the years he has successfully engaged young people on BTWSC and Music 4 Causes workshops to produce lyrics on a variety of topics including African History, Recycling, Peace, Fairtrade, and the Environment. The ‘Look Around (The Environment)’ song was written by young people at a workshop facilitated by Kimba and BTWSC project programmer Kwaku, and was performed at an event attended by the Mayor of London and received excellent feedback. Kimba has a positive way of engaging young people and bringing out the best in them. He will be an asset to any organisation working with young people and adults."
Awula Serwah, BTWSC Co-Ordinator