Ian Opolot

Ian Opolot

Writer/Editor/PhotographerMitcham, United Kingdom
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Ian Opolot

Ian Opolot

Writer/Editor/PhotographerMitcham, United Kingdom
About me
27 year old writer, focusing on exploring the mediums of music, film, literature and photography. I am also currently writing my debut novel. Culture Editor at the Ubunifu Space
  • Uncle Waffles: The Viral Sensation
    Uncle Waffles: The Viral SensationI sat down, virtually, with Uncle Waffles to talk about her journey thus far, and future plans. January 2021 and Uncle Waffles was an unknown entity. Fast forward to November 2021, and she is known almost globally as a DJ and performer, who skills have captivated audiences and further pushed the culture of Amapiano to global eyes and ears. - https://ubunifuspace.co.uk/words/uncle-waffles
  • Dopehead - Hak Baker, regrettably real.
    Dopehead - Hak Baker, regrettably real.I wrote a review on folk artist Hak Baker's song Dopehead, who calls his sound G-Folk: https://medium.com/@ianopolot/dopehead-hak-baker-c9468ed743c
  • Amapiano - South Africa's next great export?
    Amapiano - South Africa's next great export?After a trip to South Africa in November/December, I wrote a piece on the Yanos (Amapiano), a very exciting and fresh genre of music coming out of South Africa: https://medium.com/@ianopolot/amapiano-south-africas-next-great-export-6f2fb0225692
  • Architecture in Hong Kong
    Architecture in Hong KongCapturing various architectural styles in Hong Kong, owing to housing mass populations to buildings of political significance
  • Tai O fishing village, Hong Kong
    Tai O fishing village, Hong KongCaptured the livelihoods of those living in Tai O, in 2017.
  • Siaya County, Kenya
    Siaya County, KenyaWonderful natural colours produced during dusk in Siaya County, Kenya
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Work history
    Planning OfficerLambeth Council
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Planning Officer, tasked with assessing planning applications from the public using Planning policy and supplementary guidance. Following assessment of plans and supporting documents, tasked with writing a report assessing the design and appearance, and impacts on neighbouring amenity, transport and housing mix. I have assessed applications for changes of use of properties(shop to dentist), rear extensions, side extensions, roof extensions, sheds, roof lights and windows.
  • 35mm Film
  • English Literature
  • English Grammar
  • Photography
  • 35mm Photography
  • Journalism
  • Article Writing
  • Philosophy
  • Social Change
  • Social Analysis
    BScCardiff Univeristy
     - Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Urban Planning and Development degree