by: ANX Digital • 32
Award winning lyricist Alim Kamara is a rapper, storyteller and poet based in the UK. When he is not rocking the microphone on stage, he spends time in schools, motivating and inspiring young people. Having been described as inspiration, relevant and heart-felt with stage presence, Alim Kamara has exhilarated audiences all over the world; from London to Sierra Leone, USA, Canada and Holland.
Raised in one of the most socially deprived areas in London, Alim made this a driving force to his chosen path in hope that others could be inspired by his choices. His initial university encounter did not pan out as Alim anticipated, simple because he signed up for courses he felt other people expected him to take. As a result, he was struggling thus earning low grades. As they say; at times, our talent(s) can be right under our noses. Well, Alim came to such realization when he found himself writing lyrics at the back of the classroom.
Eventually gaining the courage to follow his dream to delve deeper into the world of expression through text and voice, he changed course and studied Creative and Media Writing. Alim graduated with a first class honours (BA) in what he loves doing; projection of words. At his commencement, Alim was given the opportunity to display his talent by writing the signature poem for the graduating class. In addition, to his poem being featured in the university’s yearbook, Alim was also awarded the Edna Fuller Prize for being an outstanding student in English and allied subjects who made a significant contribution to the university’s community.
Alim’s presence shapes a ubiquitous form as he formidably blends between Alim the Orator, and Alim the Community Activist. This combination of all sorts makes for the perfect marriage of socially relevant commentary with effortless execution, tinged with fearless clout. Having already earned a reputation for excellence in community youth engagement, his ability to mesh seamlessly with diverse audiences and stimulate engaging discussions has spring-boarded great opportunities. From gracing the stage with international starlet Beyoncé, to performing on occasions for the office of the Deputy Prime-Minister, Alim’s work has also earned him an invite to a reception by Tony and Cheryl Blair, not to mention several national awards ceremonial appearances under his belt.
In 2010, Alim’s lyrical contribution was lent to a song around the concept of ‘Education for All’, which featured Cristiano Ronaldo, Les Ferdinand, Peter Crounch and other notable footballers. Crowds that have witnessed his delivery described his hop-hop style as poetically vivid and energetic. Alim Kamara and a mic accompanied by a live band or even just an instrumental form spectacular combinations.
Following the lineage of griots (storytellers), Alim aims to do his due diligence. The need to share inspiring stories that were rendered to him around campfires in Sierra Leone while growing up has triggered the release of the storytelling album. This album contains a series of meaningful life changing stories accompanied with humor.
This app is designed to keep you up to date with Alim Kamara’s most recent endeavors, which are bound to inspire. From weekly storytelling sessions to hip-hop updates, brace yourself for a portal of inspiration and creativity by Alim Kamara.
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