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Kojo Marfo

Creative Director - Founder My Runway GroupLondon, United Kingdom
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Kojo Marfo

Creative Director - Founder My Runway GroupLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I started My Runway Group to connect and expose the BAME youth community to creative industries. 7 years later and having worked with over 10,000 young people worldwide, I have found a unique way of highlighting youth excellence and community issues using creative initiatives such as Theatre Productions, Live Talks, Diaspora Engagement Programmes, Employability Campaigns and several other Charity Initiatives. At My Runway Group, Youth has nothing to do with your age but rather: Youth is Who You Are Youth is What You Do &Youth is How You Feel! As a community champion and talent curator I have been featured in the Evening Standard for my unique business model and also received the British Citizen Award for Arts in 2018. Visit our website or send me an email. - www.myrunwaygroup.com - Kojo@myrunwaygroup.com
Projects
  • The Youth Will Be TelevisedA campaign curated to showcase and highlight amazing young people nationwide. Our aim is/was to change the narrative and media steriotype concerning young people by making sure thos doing amazing things on our community are the ones receiving the most publicity. We eneded up in the Evening Standard's business page. Click here to read
  • Youth ARTwareness CampaignJust like the artwork below. Using young artist to create awareness and bring to light several youth related social and personal issues that is not an everyday discussion. A no go area, only art can bring to life! A succesful campaign in the middle of SOHO for 4 days with appearances by Yxng Bane and SKEPTA.
  • RUN THIS TOWNHow many times have you wondered how some outstanding people manage to do what they do? Keeping updated with greatness via their instagram accounts clearly can't be enough. I curated Run This Town to connect passion driven creatives with people who have achieved greatness and excellence in their various fields. These monthly live conversation session will be held at the Hospital Club.
Projects credited in
  • Health & Wellbeing WeekAccording to GOV.UK 54.8% of adults aged 16 and over, ate 5 or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day in 2017/2018. Health and wellbeing week aims to help individuals become healthier through providing tips and information on ways improve the state of your mind, body and soul. The #ADD5GIVE5 campaign aims to increase the daily fruit and veg intake whilst also promoting a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing. Through the #ADD5GIVE5 challenge and instagram live takeover with smoothie maker Dilys
  • BLACK IN CARNABYCelebrating London’s finest black-owned businesses, Black In Carnaby is a pop-up we created and in October 2020 to celebrate Black History Month. At 56B Carnaby Street, our aim was to showcase over 50 diverse black-owned businesses and provide a platform for them to showcase their brands in an exciting environment-themed #BlackInCarnaby. We wanted to highlight one of the key ways people can support the black community during, Black History Month that being buying black-owned. From the collect
  • Interview for tmrw mag ft. My Runway Group Founder✨NEW✨Interview feature by me for @tmrwmag where I had a chat with the founder of @myrunwaygroup Kojo Marfo and how he is changing the face of Black entrepreneurship as we know it ; Kojo has set up #Blackincarnaby a store that specifically stores #blackowned brands from all areas of the industry on London’s famous Carnaby street ; these #blackownedbrands range from hair care @afroanihairlove , lingerie @nubianskin , Streetwear @lakeyapparel, reusable water bottles @8.7living and even feminine hyg
  • #Add5Give5 campaignAs part of Health and Wellbeing Week, we have launched the #Add5Give5 campaign - an initiative designed to encourage healthy eating habits. As part of this online challenge, you can simply make a smoothie and nominate friends to do the same. With every smoothie, you can donate to the Independent Food Aid Network UK. Food banks have become an essential service for many in the UK during Covid-19 - by donating, you will help us raise money for food banks which have experienced a surge in demand
  • RUN THIS TOWN Season II - Reggie YatesFor Us to be of value to our community and achieve greatness in our various disciplines, we ought to learn from the trail blazers and senior professionals who have achieved a level of excellence and experience that can only be passed on through a stripped back live conversation, specially curated to pass on knowledge from those who have excelled to those who dream to dare(dare to dream). Run This Town is a unique interactive discussion between game changers such as Ozwald Boateng OBE, Trevor Nel
  • RUN THIS TOWN Season II - Oswald BoatengFor Us to be of value to our community and achieve greatness in our various disciplines, we ought to learn from the trail blazers and senior professionals who have achieved a level of excellence and experience that can only be passed on through a stripped back live conversation, specially curated to pass on knowledge from those who have excelled to those who dream to dare(dare to dream). Run This Town is a unique interactive discussion between game changers such as Ozwald Boateng OBE, Trevor Nel
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Work history
    FounderMy Runway Group
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    I founded a platform for youth development and creative growth. Productions have been showcased in the O2 and the Copper Box Arena with media coverage from The Evening Standard, London Live television and The Voice newspaper.
Skills
  • Creative
  • Brand Creative Strategy
  • Event
  • Arts
  • Brand Consistency
  • Creative Production
  • Creative Projects
  • Campaign Strategy
  • Advertising Campaign
  • Music Branding
Education
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    Bachelor of EngineeringCoventry University
    Coventry, United Kingdom
    Aerospace Engineering Graduate. (Beng)
Awards
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    British Citizen AwardBritish Citizen Awards
    British Citizen Award recipient for contribution to Arts
    Media & Arts Rising Star FinalistBlack British Business Awards
    BBBA finalist for Media Arts
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