Author - Consequences; breaking the negative cycle, Ambitions of the Deprived and My Sister’s Pain
Lecturer – Lecturer of Personal social development and ICT at Barking and Dagenham College with young people excluded from mainstream education. Emeka used his skills and experience to break barriers to learning, build trusting relationships and raising aspirations. His students received a holistic approach, academia alongside life skills that fuelled their progression.
Speaker – Beginning in 2009 Emeka uncovered a new passion for public speaking and has pursued it ever since. Working alongside a number of organisations he has had the privilege of delivering keynote speeches to diverse audiences including young people, academics, prisoners, teachers, youth offending teams, business leaders and more.
Youth Worker – In 1999 Emeka was welcomed into The Crib Youth Project at a young 14 year old. This was to change the course of his life. Inspired by Janette Collins and Karlene Fontilio, Emeka became a Youth Worker with The Crib for 8 years after completing his studies. Grateful for the opportunities, support and encouragement he received Emeka continues to maintain strong ties; volunteering when time permits.
Entrepreneur - Following his initiative, Emeka set up his first company E&E security after working in the field for three years and gaining insight into the business. His first experience running a company came with its own challenges and he learnt crucial lessons. Currently Emeka also runs KB Publishing; dedicated to publishing quality books by young writers.
Director and Editor - Interested in filming and editing from a young age Emeka found himself behind the lens at any given opportunity; filming family occasions before developing his skills to a professional standard. Harnessing a love for visual media Emeka has combined this with his passion for young people and produced two feature documentaries: 'London to LA' (a gang intervention documentary filmed in Los Angeles) and 'Stop and Search - Through the eyes of a child' (looking at the relationship between young people and the police in London). Alongside this Emeka has created a short film raising awareness of the doctrine of joint enterprise. Click here to read the joint enterprise article Emeka wrote for the Guardian).
Project Manager - Using entrepreneurship as a tool to deter young people from crime, Emeka created Young Business Mind. This project helped equip young people with the tools and skills they needed to get into business. Emeka also led as project manager for Consequences, a campaign which aimed to advice and mentor young people being caught up in criminal activities and those at risk of reoffending; giving them the ownership to create change themselves.
Trainer - An experienced trainer, Emeka has been designing and implementing training sessions for young adults for five years. This training has included; workshop facilitation techniques and public speaking skills. The participants have benefited from Emeka's experience in these areas and have developed key transferable skills for future employability and aspiration goals.
Football coach - In 2004 Emeka was given the opportunity to coach an under 15’s boys football team (Gems FC). Only 18 at the time Emeka used football as a tool to bring different areas together. The team went on to win 4 trophies in the two seasons he coached them.
Emeka is now currently a player manager for Boroughs United F.C, an adult 11 aside team that plays football at the famous Hackney Marshes. He has been in the role since 2014 and the team has won the Hackney and Leyton Junior cup and several other awards.
Security - After studying Emeka became qualified to work in security, he started as a CCTV operative. He then moved on to door supervision, where he was inspired to start his own security company.