Top Boy star Kano has launched a new series that sees him in conversation with some big names in the public spotlight, including Idris Elba and Christine Ohuruogu.
Newham Talks, which was filmed remotely, will consist of eight parts as Kano and his guests discuss growing up in the London borough of Newham and their roads to success, with the aim of raising awareness of – and funds for – local charities.
Other guests include Ghetts, Posty, D Double E and Footsie, Joy White, King Cook and Chris Hughton, as they talk about subjects such as supporting next-generation talent, Black creative expression, the death of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter.
"Growing up in Newham, made me the artist, and the man that I am today," Kano said. "Newham is one of the most culturally rich but economically one of the poorest boroughs in London, and as the effects of COVID 19 continue to hit the community hard we must come together and do what we can to help.
"With other Newham raised artists and cultural pioneers, I've started a conversation – through Newham Talks, we aim to raise both awareness and funds to support this brilliant community, that has supported so many of us."
Money raised through Newham Talks will go to The Renewal Programme, which will split the funds between themselves and Newham-based charities Caritas Anchor House and Bonny Downs Community Association.
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