Kano To Premiere First Episode Of 'Newham Talks' Series

Kano To Premiere First Episode Of 'Newham Talks' Series

September 03, 2020

Tomorrow, September 4, Kano is premiering the first episode in a new series called Newham Talks. Hosted on his YouTube channel, new editions of the eight-episode series will be uploaded every Monday and Thursday throughout September.

Each episode will see the iconic MC invite speak to a different high profile guests to discuss political, cultural and societal issues, tying each topic to their experiences in Newham. So far, the confirmed guests include Double E, Ghetts, Idris Elba, Footsie and Posty, all of whom were born and raised in Newham.

The money raised via the GoFundMe campaign will be donated to Newham-based charities Caritas Anchor House and Bonny Downs Community Association via The Renewal Programme.

Speaking on the project, Kano explained, "Growing up in Newham made me the artist and the man that I am today. 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."

Words: James Keith