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Naked Truth Talent

Widening the spectrum of rich, cultural, diverse talent is at the heart of our work.

We are a culturally diverse team, focused on change. Diversifying the narrative surrounding the lack of opportunity for marginalised groups means Naked Truth stand in the gap and act as a bridge to underrepresented talent by creating access to visible platforms.

Recently ITV admitted that one of the U. K’s biggest TV programmes, This Morning, has never had a main black presenter since it launched 32 years ago. Hollywood has made “no progress” in on-screen representation over the past decade and we are seeking to change the racial lines and imbalances at play.

Our team is committed to increasing inclusivity, visibility, and works with underrepresented groups in activism, fashion, sports, entertainment, and the creative sector.

Our Team

Award-Winning Fitness Specialist.

Nazia Khatun

Nazia Khatun is an award-winning fitness specialist.
Her resilience and determination to empower other females comes from her own experience struggling with an eating disorder which robbed her of happiness, self-worth and self-confidence. Having turned to fitness with, Nazia incurred injuries that had a damaging psychological impact on her mental well being.

As a former boxer, it equipped her to build an unshakeable mindset as she slowly recovered from her eating disorder. Defying stereotypes from an early age Nazia also battled with fitting into a role as an athlete and what was accepted from her as a Bangladeshi female.

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Social Entrepreneur, Activist

Kenny Imafidon

Award-winning Social Entrepreneur, Political Commentator and Activist Kenny Imafidon is the co-founder and Managing Director of ClearView Research Ltd, a leading-edge research company, which specialises in research focussing on young people and social impact evaluation.

Described by Huffington Post UK as a "young rising star making waves in UK politics," Kenny has written influential & award-winning publications and has led on innovative partnerships with global brands such as Uber, Tinder and Deliveroo, on campaigns to get young people registered to vote and turnout in UK elections and the EU referendum.

His work in both the worlds of research and politics has taken him around the world to countries such as the United States, Brazil, Austria, Tunisia, Israel, and Hong Kong. Recently, he was named by Impact Squared as one of 100 young leaders (under 25) across the globe making a social impact to transform our world and he sits on the advisory board of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust.

He has been named as one of this year’s Insight250 Winners. ESOMAR’s insight250 celebrates the best pioneers, leaders and innovators in market research and insights.

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Thought Leader, Author

Marcia Brock

Whether it’s living with multiple life-threatening illnesses or climbing the ladder of success,
Marcia is a remarkably resilient individual who just keeps going. Since the age of 19, Marcia has received the type of devasting diagnoses, most people would rarely see in their lifetime. She is a 5 times cancer survivor who was told she would not live past her 30th birthday, she suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) a rare inherited condition and Lupus, an autoimmune condition.

Despite this, Marcia went on to become the UK’s youngest Microsoft female engineer and followed up with being the first Black woman to complete the Cisco Wireless Networking qualifications. Having founded "Smart” a Project Management company, in early 2000, Marcia has been a part of numerous projects helping to bring the brand “Smart” and more to the world. Now a Thought Leader, Marcia founding Trinity Collective, Smart World, SmartKid, Rock Brand, Brown Talent, London Bridge Ladies Who Latte, co-founded WeRockTeam with movements called AllGirlsRock and AllBoysRock, Unity in the Community, Black Love, Wealth Makers, Forex Education plus more.

Marcia can inspire any audience, but she is not simply an inspiration, she is a resilience warrior who knows what it takes to overcome adversity whilst living with a chronic illness. Her story will move people into action as she sees every day as a new beginning and an opportunity to gain that ‘winning’ perspective.

Educational Strategist

Elaine Cunningham-Walker

Elaine Cunningham-Walker is a Forbes featured, award-winning Educational Strategist and CEO of a global consultancy Everything’s Education.

Elaine is the mother of two award-winning children who were endorsed by MENSA when they appeared on Channel 4 series Child genius in 2015. Elaine's experience in raising genius children and securing them at top boarding schools with music and drama scholarships has led to parents reaching out to her asking how they can get the best out of their children at home and in the field of education.

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Social Entrepreneur, Youth Coach, Change-Maker

Amani Simpson

AMANI SIMPSON is an award-winning social entrepreneur and youth coach. His social enterprise is called Aviard Inspires CIC. It exists to empower young people through personal development, digital media and enrichment opportunities.

He is also the producer and protagonist of the ‘AMANI’ Short Film starring Joivan Wade (The First Purge, Shiro’s Story and Doom Patrol) which amassed 1 million views in 4 days and has been widely acclaimed by both youth and adults. It has now be viewed over 2.8 Million views! Amani is using his lived experience and expertise in youth engagement to transform lives across the country.

Recently, he was named as an Ambassador for the Mayor’s ‘London Needs You Alive’ campaign.

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Campaigner, Former Footballer, Youth Change Agent

Eartha Pond

Eartha is a successful athlete, having played Premier League football for both Arsenal and Chelsea Ladies, before training to become a PE teacher. Her skills were quickly recognised and within one year of qualifying as a teacher, she progressed into leadership. Her first role was as a year coordinator at Westminster Academy where she was responsible for the academic attainment and pastoral provision of a cohort of nearly 200 students. She now combines her teaching role with that of Vice-Principal at Crest Academy. Eartha has been recognised at the national level, winning Teacher of the Year from School Sports Matters and was highly commended by The Daily Telegraph.

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Memory and Speed Reading Coach

Jordan Harry

At just aged 10, Jordan had a speech impediment that made speaking in public and reading a source of anxiety. Today, aged just 22, Jordan has taught over 15,000 people from 147 countries speed reading, memory, and public speaking. His mission? To make speed reading and memory training accessible to all. That is exactly what Jordan has achieved; he now reads seven times faster than the average reader (1,500 words per minute), is the CEO at StudyFast and an international public speaker. Jordan has been invited to Hong Kong to deliver a memory workshop on how to remember more names to some of the leaders in the hotel industry and he has also delivered TEDX talk ‘How To Read A Book A Day.’

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Photographer

Ernest Simons

Ernest Simons is a creative whose main discipline is photography. Having a degree in visual communication and photographing premiership football, professional athletics and boxing for some years he has worked with a number of top companies. His passion has always been in the sport, popular culture and fashion which shows in his approach when engaging clients. A high point of his career came in 2010, he followed the Ghana National Football Team known as The Black Stars, to the first world cup in Africa, held in South Africa. Since then he has showcased his body of work in exhibitions and was also awarded best photographer at the GUBA Awards

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Author, Activist, Commentator

Daniella Maison BA (Hons)

Daniella Maison BA (Hons) MA is the punch-packing writer best known for her article series ‘Black women and Hip Hop’ which went viral in 2009 and gained her critical acclaim.

Daniella Maison has most notably spoken on issues of feminism, FGM and honour killings, appearing in Emel Magazine, Hard knocks radio, Peace TV, New Nation, Black Thought Radio and the BBC. A Masters graduate of Royal Holloway University, Maison wrote The Exposé after high demand from her global supporters. The N-Word is her latest contribution, featuring a foreword by Benjamin Zephaniah.

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Activist, Commentator, Change Ambassador

Dr Diahanne Rhiney BCAe

Having travelled the world in her mission to empower women all over the globe, studied extensively, and consistently implemented her method for female empowerment; Dr Rhiney developed You-Ology as an accessible and applicable method for change.

The Natwest Every Woman Award winner has recently been awarded a British Citizen Award for her positive contribution to educating and empowering young people. Former LUR Live presenter, Dr Rhiney is the host of ‘Tea and A Chat’ and has appeared on the BBC, London Live, ITV and several global platforms.

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Author, Director, Motivational Speaker

King Cas

King Caspian Ajani is an artist, producer, author, mentor and advocate for young Men's
emotional wellbeing. He was raised in South London and the Zimbabwean born creative has
been keeping busy over the past couple of years! After keeping his head down during what
he dubbed his "cocoon years", he is now gearing up for the release of a number of exciting
projects, one of which is an excitingly thought provoking new book about the experience of
black boys growing up and going through various common but least spoken about
phenomena.
As part of his digital media firm Symphony Park, King started a unique and immersive
internship program, aimed at helping aspiring actors, directors, writers and producers
realise their potential. Ajani is also the founder of an emotional aptitude program for boys
and men aged 15 - 30 called Brunch Brothers. The initiative was set up as a way to promote
positive emotional health, to empower them to embrace and channel their emotions
positively.
There is always something creative going on for the CEO of The Symphony Park Group,
from new digital content, to new music we can expect the future to be a fruitful and fulfilling
one.

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Fashion designer, Stylist, Activist

Taslima Khan

Taslima Khan, 31 year old fashion designer, stylist, activist and Prince’s Trust Ambassador earlier this year won a place, alongside 19 others, as a guest designer with NIKE to co-create a limited edition pair of trainers as part of their NIKE BY YOU initiative.
Taslima chose the Air max 95 and started creating mood boards and artwork inspired by the rich
diversity of living in London, a truly multicultural city. Taslima’s philosophy of never giving up, selfbelieve, ambition, determination and creativity to impact positive change all went into this project and she set out to design a pair of trainers that embodied the empowering message that there is unity in diversity.
She named her AIR MAX 95 “CHANGE MAKEAIR” as she has herself and many of her friends have been involved in social action campaigns, working with charities, NGO’s and corporations, using their art as a voice to impact positive change.
Taslima says “being a changemaker myself and knowing so many friends of mine are too, I wanted to create a beautiful and meaningful design that would look good on everyone

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Music Producer

Rumski

Caskel Robinson aka Rumski is a Music Producer from North London.

Rumski has always had a passion for music from a young age. His music journey started as an MC where he wrote his own lyrics and made a few records. He then found a passion for music production when he went to study Sound Engineering at Chocolate Factory at the Shelby Centre.

Rumski's passion for producing music started in 2007. His genres are electronic, dance, drum base, dupstep, and grime.

Rumski has worked with DJ J406 and has made music appearances at Plastic People in Shoreditch, he has also produced music for FITS (Fire In The Spoof) and has created a mixtape.

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Bone Cancer Advocate, Community Entrepreneur

Charlene Young

Charlene Young is a mother, a bone cancer advocate, and a community entrepreneur.

At the age of 19, she started her first business and became the youngest retail manager at one of the biggest and busiest high streets in the world.

After a few years, Charlene decided to change her career from retail to education and attended University. But during her studies, Charlene was sadly diagnosed with a rare form of Bone Cancer.

Charlene underwent emergency limb-sparing surgery; a full knee replacement followed by a heavy and lethal cocktail of medication, and intensive rehabilitation to be able to independently walk again.

During rehabilitation Charlene founded and launched a charity, 2Gether Konnected, helping cancer patients and their families within the local community, who were also affected by cancer.

Despite her mobility and multiple chronic conditions Charlene returned to work and used her passion for business experience and expertise to set up multiple businesses' in childcare, administration, networking events, and the charity sectors.

Charlene continues to use her platform to inspire, raise awareness and create an impact within her community

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Drama Facilitator

Amari Harris

“Take control of your own story” is the motto of Drama Facilitator and passionate storyteller Amari Harris. Amari trained at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance which gave him the chance to train abroad at Estonia Academy of Music and Theatre.
As a Drama Facilitator Amari has worked in the community, health, and education sector and with some of the biggest theatres in the UK such as the Old Vic.
Using Creativity as a tool to step into the shoes of others to help understand each other better. He likes to inspire and cultivate the best versions of ourselves. Amari has had the chance to collaborate with some top drama schools such as Mountview and Central School of Speech and Drama.
A lover of books and stories Amari keeps the art of oral storytelling alive. You can find him spinning tales in front of hundreds at festivals, performing full length shows in theatres or in a quiet library corner. Amari has led storytelling projects with the NHS and patients living with a long-term illness teaching participants to share their experiences and stories with the world.

“Stories are how we understand the world and the right story can change the world”

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Speaker and change-maker

Ebinehita Iyere

Ebinehita is a passionate public speaker and mentor and is a leading authority on Adverse Childhood Experiences and as a member of the Mayor’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) Partnership Reference Group, she ensures the voices of unheard young people affected by violence is at the forefront of decisions.

Ebinehita Iyere is also a highly respected, award-winning Therapeutic Wellbeing Youth Practitioner at Divert Youth, a Metropolitan Police Service intervention programme across London where she delivers educational projects and creative writing activities to support and enable vulnerable young girls who have experienced trauma and systemic discrimination associated with their behaviour within the education, healthcare, and justice systems.

In 2017 she set up Milk and Honey Bees community interest company, an expressive youth organisation that is a sanctuary for young black and mixed-race girls in particular where they can flourish and take ownership of H.E.R (Healing, Empowerment and Resilience) through 1:1 sessions and creative writing projects.

She has won several awards including: Community Outreach of the Year at the Brown Sugar Awards 2021, winner of the Criminal Justice Alliance’s Jack Merritt Legacy Award 2021, winner of the Young Leader with Impact Award 2020.

Executive Career Coach and Leadership Strategist

Mandy Tucker

Mandy Tucker-Mandy Tucker is a London based ICF certified Executive Career Coach and Leadership Strategist, with specialist focus
on empowering women at intermediary levels of their career path. She is an engaging and passionate keynote speaker.
Her integrity and challenging perspective make her a unique business partner to deliver positive organisational changes,
clear business direction and wellbeing initiatives within the corporate landscape to improve client engagement,
productivity, and employee retention. Her own success and determination to encourage others to uphold her
affirmation that ‘progress is impossible without change' is the inspiration behind her initiatives.
Past achievements include Host of Lloyds Bank Diversity Panel Discussion, University Mentor, and Leadership Workshop
"Women's Aid". She has been featured in Women of the City Business Magazine under “Women to Watch 2020” and
nominated for Black British Business Awards 2021. She is also a University MBA Mentor, and the creator of the "Start-up
Culture Code" framework to support new businesses as they scale up.
Rumski has always had a passion for music from a young age. His music journey started as an MC where he wrote his own lyrics and made a few records. He then found a passion for music production when he went to study Sound Engineering at Chocolate Factory at the Shelby Centre.

Rumski's passion for producing music started in 2007. His genres are electronic, dance, drum base, dupstep, and grime.

Rumski has worked with DJ J406 and has made music appearances at Plastic People in Shoreditch, he has also produced music for FITS (Fire In The Spoof) and has created a mixtape.

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Cyber security specialist

Seyi Akiwowo

Seyi Akiwowo is a multi award-winning founder and CEO of Glitch, a charity that’s been on a mission to end online abuse by making digital citizens of us all since 2017.
Before Glitch, Seyi was elected as the youngest Black female Councillor in East London at age 23.
It was when she experienced online abuse while in this position that Seyi decided to set up Glitch, to help support women and marginalised communities in an ever-changing online world. Now Glitch creates toolkits, guides and workshops to help prevent the spread of online abuse.
She is also a former TED speaker, respected consultant and writer within the political and tech space, and now an author with her new book “How To Stay Safe Online”.
Seyi was also offered a MBE in 2022, which she decided not to accept. You can listen to her speak about that choice in this interview with Black Ballad.

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