“No Heels Allowed” with Jojo (Recess)

Finding Your Forté. Just an introspective conversation with people from various business, skill and talent backgrounds; exploring their motivations, experiences and opinions all things business, life and everything in between. Kick back and take in how others have started, sustained but also failed with some of their endeavours. Learn how they found their forté and maybe even spark your forté.

This episode I sit down with Jojo, who I’ve previously sat down with (Episode 9), where we follow up and discuss 18 months on to see how things have evolved with all his endeavours. Particularly, relating to the events side of things and Recess, which is a regular party night in London offering a fresh take to the partying scene. But beyond that, we get into discussing what it’s like navigating the London nightlife scene, speaking to venues and the frustrations that have come along the way. A really great convo, and especially seeing how things have changed from affirmation in the first meeting to actualisation 18 months on.

“Therapy without the Drama” with Kairo Maynard

Finding Your Forté. Just an introspective conversation with people from various business, skill and talent backgrounds; exploring their motivations, experiences and opinions all things business, life and everything in between. Kick back and take in how others have started, sustained but also failed with some of their endeavours. Learn how they found their forté and maybe even spark your forté.

This episode I sit down with Kairo Maynard, who works within the field of mental health as a qualified Dramatherapist. I’ve had the opportunity to speak to Kairo and understanding a perspective on mental health and treatment that would be fair to say isn’t quite commonly known about. Through the conversation, we delve into the field of Dramatherapy as an alternative yet highly effective form of therapy while also understand what Kairo’s own experience was like during her attainment. From covering topics such as being assigned a therapist herself, perspectives on how we talk about mental health but also shedding light on just how important it is for people, particularly young people to talk about their mental wellbeing. A really insightful conversation, in which I hope will allow a refreshed understanding of what drama therapy is about and understanding the therapist behind the therapy.

“Get Clued Up and Shaped Up” with Slider Cuts

Finding Your Forté. Just an introspective conversation with people from various business, skill and talent backgrounds; exploring their motivations, experiences and opinions all things business, life and everything in between. Kick back and take in how others have started, sustained but also failed with some of their endeavours. Learn how they found their forté and maybe even spark your forté.

This episode I sit down with Slider Cuts, who is notably known as being the barber to many of our favourite celebrities ranging from Anthony Joshua, Tinie Tempah, Stormzy and more. But closer to home, he’s an integral member of the community who has turned his own forte of being a barber into a masterclass, where he is now able to provide a much further reach; while cultivating a personal brand that’s all about entrepreneurship, motivation and serving your community as best as you can. Slider is no short of insights or gems and will surely give you something to get clued up and shaped up about!

“Read Between The Lines” with Alex Reads (Mostly Lit)

Finding Your Forté. Just an introspective conversation with people from various business, skill and talent backgrounds; exploring their motivations, experiences and opinions all things business, life and everything in between. Kick back and take in how others have started, sustained but also failed with some of their endeavours. Learn how they found their forté and maybe even spark your forté.

This episode I sit down with a fellow podcasting peer, Alex Reads of Mostly Lit, where we discuss how he started his podcasting journey, the highs and lows he’s experienced along the way but also delving into his personal experiences working for a notable newspaper group and the perils that come with. As our conversation goes on we delve into the importance of owning your art but also what it’s like to start afresh when obstacles come in the way. A thoroughly enjoyable listen and a discussion that I’m sure you’ll be able to pick up some lessons from.

“Practice What You Teach” with Azryah

Finding Your Forté. Just an introspective conversation with people from various business, skill and talent backgrounds; exploring their motivations, experiences and opinions all things business, life and everything in between. Kick back and take in how others have started, sustained but also failed with some of their endeavours. Learn how they found their forté and maybe even spark your forté.

This episode I sit down with Azryah Harvey, notably known for her appearances on the popular web series, BKChat LDN. We chop it up and discuss all things life, her experience on BKChat itself, how she handled now having a magnified voice but also her thoughts and experience being within the education world as a teacher. A really cool conversation where a lot of topics are divulged into including our thoughts on social media, affirming your greatness but also the frustrations felt along the way. In addition to that find out more about Azryah’s pursuits into the music world where she’ll be dropping a new project shortly and why she’s gone back to doing music.

“Writing Your Own Legacy” with Abraham Adeyemi

Finding Your Forté. Just an introspective conversation with people from various business, skill and talent backgrounds; exploring their motivations, experiences and opinions all things business, life and everything in between. Kick back and take in how others have started, sustained but also failed with some of their endeavours. Learn how they found their forté and maybe even spark your forté.

This episode I sit down with a personal legend, Abraham Adeyemi or more lovingly known as “Abe”. Abe is many things, but during this conversation, we explore his journey in becoming one of the most talented screenwriters/playwrights among the young generation. Having achieved many accolades along the way, notably having Jude Law as a lead actor for one of his plays, throughout the conversation we uncover the perils and tribulations that Abe has gone through in his journey. From couch surfing to working jobs that were meaningless but also understanding the importance of a strong friendship support network who have been able to continually push him and his talents to take him where he is today and where he desires to go moving forward. Quite a lengthy episode but assuringly one worth a listen. So kick back and take in the legend that Abe is.

“Blossoming without Mercy” with Lily Mercer

Finding Your Forté. Just an introspective conversation with people from various business, skill and talent backgrounds; exploring their motivations, experiences and opinions all things business, life and everything in between. Kick back and take in how others have started, sustained but also failed with some of their endeavours. Learn how they found their forté and maybe even spark your forté.

This episode I sit down with Lily Mercer, who is quite hard to define but is notably known for her Hip Hop magazine – Viper and her shows on both Beats1 and Rinse FM – The Lily Mercer Show. Through the conversation we discuss how she was able to turn a final year project into a well established magazine but also discovering what it’s like to go through periods of being underpaid and leveraging your own privilege where suitable. A light hearted yet introspective conversation about all things Hip Hop, business, life and everything in between!

“Affirmative Actions” with Danny Wonders

Finding Your Forté – Just an introspective conversation with people from various business, skill and talent backgrounds; exploring their motivations, experiences and opinions all things business, life and everything in between. Kick back and take in how others have started, sustained but also failed with some of their endeavours. Learn how they found their forté and maybe even spark your forté.

This episode I sit down the Video Director, Photographer, Award Winning Web Series Producer, Danny Wonders. Danny started his own media company, Wondervision, with the aim of pursuing his dream of being an all encapsulating media mogul. With a very interesting story of developing his talents and skills, but also the perils that have come along with the way, Danny delves into what it was like dropping out of Uni to having people doubt his craft. While coming from a talented family, Danny goes into detail how supporting his own siblings endeavours led to a Screen Nation Award winning web series.

So kick back and enjoy the motivational sermon from Danny Wonders.

“Money Where Your Mouth Is” with Jaye Jewels

Finding Your Forté – Just an introspective conversation with people from various business, skill and talent backgrounds; exploring their motivations, experiences and opinions all things business, life and everything in between. Kick back and take in how others have started, sustained but also failed with some of their endeavours. Learn how they found their forté and maybe even spark your forté.

This episode I sit down with your favourite local jeweller, Jaye Jewels. You may have seen recently that I had got made a personalised gold teeth set with The Forté F engraved on; this had come from Jaye himself. While we sit down, I get to understand how he got into the jewellery game, what his journey was like prior but also understanding quite interestingly enough how the Job Centre supported him getting into the trade.

“Half Glass of Introspection” with Ceepz and Tom

Finding Your Forté – Just an introspective conversation with people from various business, skill and talent backgrounds; exploring their motivations, experiences and opinions all things business, life and everything in between. Kick back and take in how others have started, sustained but also failed with some of their endeavours. Learn how they found their forté and maybe even spark your forté.

This episode comes in 2 parts, simply because of the length of the conversation between Tom and myself. Over a bottle of rum on a bank holiday weekend, Tom turns into a host and interviewer and grills me on some of the topics that I commonly touch on but never quite delve into. The spotlight is on me to where I open up about how I started up The Forté but equally so my philosophies and perspectives on all things life.

A bit of a lengthy episode, but hopefully worthwhile where you get to learn a bit more about the man that’s decked out in green and gets his guest to open up about how they find their forté and beyond.