Main Organizer CEO.
Malaika Dance Unique is an established artistic performance company based in London. We provide creative educational and entertainment activities, ranging from
African Dancing, Acting, Drumming, Tie & Dye, Mask Making, Collage, Batiks and Storytelling for Schools, libraries, communities groups, churches, private parties and special events. Malaika Dance Unique aims to preserve, celebrate and promote African music, dance and culture. Lydia Tett Olet, the Founder and Director, created the company in 2008, after working and gaining experience and skills in a large number and wide range of performing organizations, including: Them Mushrooms, Jabali Africa, Adzido Pan African Dance Ensemble, Sundance with Patti Boulage, African Heritage Ceramics, Iroko Theatre Company, Assistant Director of Bantu Arts, ACD Arts, Global Fusion Music and Arts, and Maximum Dance Design Company.
In addition l am also involved with TY Moore Concept Productions and Chima Movie Empire Productions in acting, writing, making and producing movies in London Nollywood Movies.
The main creation for the Malaika Dance Unique is the established and indeed acclaimed, currently running, “The Darkest Hours of Victory”; Which is the first ever theatre play by a Kenyan (Lydia Olet) in Britain. I just completed my first movie called Captivated with TY Moore Concept Productions which is due to premier in September. I also present for Royalgreenwichtv.com on line TV and Diaspora Taifa Radio FM.
Mercy Kiminta. [Director]
One of UK’s brilliant promoter and supplier of top African curios and crafts.
Pauline Long is an Entrepreneur, fashion designer, presenter and philanthropist. She is the CEO and Founder of BEFFTA, Pauline has been honoured with a variety of
National and International awards such as, ‘the Most Innovative Kenyan in the UK Award 2008 / 2009. Entrepreneurship/Innovation Award from The African Achievers
Awards, Gab Award for Excellence for Community Service, Ken Brit Entrepreneurship Award, Women in Enterprise Community Personality Award,’ just to name a few. Pauline Long is also popularly known as the Founder/CEO of the two most prestigious African Pageants; Miss East Africa UK Beauty Pageant and MR East Africa UK Beauty Pageant as well Co- Founder member of Miss West Africa. Pauline Long is the Ambassador and Face of UK Kenyan Achievers Awards (UKAA) and Africa International Achievers Awards (AFIA) and also the Ambassador of Girl Child Network Worldwide, a charity that empowers girls worldwide and founded by CNN hero Betty Makoni. Pauline’s fashion label is called Pauline Long Collection.
Her Honorable The Mayor of Barking and Dagenham (Elizabeth Kangethe)
Elizabeth’s passion is teaching. Upon moving to the UK, Elizabeth undertook her teaching degree and qualified at the University of East London. She has taught in
several primary and secondary schools throughout East London, including in Barking and Dagenham, as well as the London Boroughs of Havering, Redbridge, Newham.
She is currently the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers representative at the school in Havering where she has worked for 12
years, and is also the Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic representative. Elizabeth was elected as the Councillor for Parsloes Ward in 2010 and has sat on the Children’s Services Committee as Deputy Lead Member and on the Assembly as Deputy Chair, and she is a member of the Licensing Board and Development Control Board. She has also served as a school governor for Parsloes Primary School and Sydney Russell Comprehensive School. From an early age, Elizabeth has enjoyed
undertaking voluntary work with the Girl Guides and Scouting Associations and is presently a Scout leader. She works with many youth groups and likes to help young people from black and minority ethnic (BME) groups in society by playing a positive role in the local community. During her free time Elizabeth enjoys singing with various church choirs and works with faith forums within the Borough. She works with many BME women’s groups to help them settle and adjust into society, in order to improve community cohesion. Elizabeth volunteers with groups that support women through domestic violence. She is also one of the leaders of the Kenyan community in the UK.
Broadcast Journalist and Political Analyst Carlton television, BBC, Press TV and others January 2004 – Present (11 years 5 months) UK
Julius Mbaluto has been very committed to journalism and has investigated and covered stories on most topical issues from the UK to the rest of the world. He’s written for Kenya’s main newspapers Daily Nation, Standard Newspapers and The Star Newspaper. He has been the Chief Editor for Africa Exclusive News and East Africa Voice UK in different times. His broadcasting career started at Carlton Television and later he reported and presented for BBC World Service. As a Communication and political analysts, he has given valuable analysis on international issues and event at the global level. I am a former winner of Open Door Awards in the UK by Skill set, the body that monitors professional standards in the broadcasting industry in the UK. He was nominated for BEFFTA Awards in the UK and Kenyans in the UK voted him as the Journalist of the year thereby, winning UKAA 2012 Award. He has done several documentaries for both Radio and television aired in the UK. For example, BBC’s Africa Perspective work on Foreign students, OBE’s Television documentary, Pictures Speak Black History, ABN TV, documentary, Get checked with Collin Jackson and many more. He also presented current affairs programmes and anchored News Punch on BEN TV, a channel aired in many countries through the SKY platform. Many Kenyans will remember his time at KBC TV where he also acted on programmes like Play of the Week, Tahamaki, Theatre Special, Mchezo wa Hadithi and comedy Mahoka.
Stevie Nash. [An Entrepreneur]
IT Engineer, consultant, business planning; research and development. CEO waffihosting.com UK’s top domain registration & web hosting service. As an entrepreneur Mr Nash believes in given back to his community and give a helping hand to up and coming musicians and actors. in 2007 helped sponsor Feed the Lamp with Eagle Ministry charity; Miss Nollywood UK 2008; Miss Central Africa UK 2009. He is the founder of an online Television for the Greenwich community, Royalgreenwichtv.com and Playaville Music & Entertainment www.playavile.co.uk for UK and African Artist.