Growing up in Brixton, South London, Jeremiah Emmanuel experienced homelessness, violence, racism and poverty. Despite this, he continued to dream of making a difference to his life and his community.
In 2011 he was elected to the UK Youth Parliament and later became a young mayor within London. At fifteen, he founded the BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Youth council, creating a youth consultancy enterprise, EMNL, which has worked with organisations including Rolls-Royce, Nike and the Queens Commonwealth Trust. In 2017, he was awarded a British Empire Medal.
Now 20, he is also a member of the Gates Foundation and a youth ambassador for the Big Change Charitable Trust.
This episode of the Bookomi podcast was recorded in front of a live audience at Shoreditch House in London, on the publication day for Jeremiah’s first book, Dreaming in a Nightmare , Finding a Way Forward in a World That’s Holding You Back. Get your copy HERE. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B082LZWJFX/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1/?tag=bookomi-21)