About The Founder
Fopé Jegede is an award-winning writer, passionate about the power of words. At the age of 15, her poem, ‘The Champion’s Story’, was broadcast on the BBC to over 20 million viewers as part of the 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony. She has gone on to win international prizes such as Peace One Day’s speech writing competition, which she recited to over 2,000 people at the Peace Palace in The Hague. Fopé is a published author and her debut poetry collection, ‘Reclaim’, is available here.
Fopé is a graduate of the University of Cambridge where she studied English Literature. Whilst studying, her love for creative storytelling led her to the position of Head of Marketing of Watersprite – the UK’s largest, student-run film festival. She also pioneered the publicity and videography for Cambridge Development Initiative: an organisation that collaborates with the University of Dar es Salaam on community projects in Tanzania. This opened her eyes to the world of visual storytelling and the ways it can interact with written and verbal forms.
Her greatest ambition is to use her voice to liberate the voices of those who have been unfairly silenced and restore honour to their stories.