Win a FREE Marketing Video for your Company

Mediathirsty Productions in association with CIDA (Cultural Industries Development Agency) is offering 1 creative business owner the opportunity to win a one-minute online marketing video for their company. This video can be placed on your website, YouTube and Facebook pages to significantly increase your business.

Mediathirsty Productions creates media for promotional purposes giving a valuable first impression to website visitors and potential customers. The creation of quality media gives you the power to control those all important first impressions. By providing better insight from a distance, you can alleviate potential customer concerns. Good quality media will also increase traffic to your company’s website.
CIDA – Cultural Industries Development Agency is the leading support organisation for the creative and cultural sector.

To enter this competition, simply complete the simple registration form on the Mediathirsty website before the end of TOMORROW 15th June 2011 – all entries will need to be received before this date.

This offer is only open to CIDA members. For more details on becoming a member, please email or call 020 7247 4710.

Conditions: Your business premises must be based in London. The winner will need to prepare a 2 minute script for the hour long shoot. This script must be received by Mediathirsty 2 weeks prior to the arrange shoot date. Delivery of the video will be made online – the winner will be required to download the video within 24 hours of receiving email notification.

Calling Amateur Film Makers in Croydon!

Live or work in Croydon? Fancy yourself as an amateur film maker? Enter the I am Here film competition!

As part of the Are We Here? Festival taking place in Croydon this November,  the I am Here film competition provides YOU with the opportunity to showcase your film making talent by recording a short film on your mobile phone or camera about yourself, your surroundings and / or how you are influenced by them.

To enter the competition your edited film must be e-mailed to with your Name and 4WD in the file title and it will then automatically be uploaded onto the Are We Here YouTube channel.

Winning films will be picked by a panel of Film, Media and Music industry professionals and be screened at the Croydon Clocktower in an ongoing exhibition.

Are We Here? is organised by Clocktower Arts and is a festival of film, music, theatre and art exploring notions of place and identity set against a backdrop of the massive programme of urban regeneration taking place in Croydon. There is a fantastic programme of live music throughout the month of November, please check out the Facebook page for full details.


If you are passionate about raw talent and live music, I want to see you at BEATOLOGY tonight!

It’s at Bluu Bar, Hoxton Square, from 7pm.

I will be there judging competitions and it’ll be great to meet some more live music lovers. It’s going to be an awesome night!

See you there! Come and say hi! 🙂

(Beatology is a Leslie Lewis-Walker creation)

Global Mamas Internship Competition

Are you 16+ with creative genes and a passion for social progress and international development?

Would you like to win an all expenses paid month long internship with the Global Mamas NGO in Accra, Ghana?

The internship will provide the winner with the opportunity to embark on a life changing journey to help female entrepreneurs grow their businesses and become self-sufficient through business and IT consulting and training.

All you need to do is become a member of the ASPECKS online community, buy one of their limited edition Global Citizen t-shirts and submit some creative content to the website about what it means to you to be a GLOBAL CITIZEN.

Entries will be judged on the basis of creative thought and effort and a cross-section of entries will be posted on the website. The most innovative articulation will win!

For more details, please check out the ASPECKS website.

Global Mamas is a non-profit and fair trade organization set up by the Women In Progress network that assists women to become economically independent.

ASPECKS exists to promote the spirit of cultural exchange and skills collaboration within the context of global society.

Shout out to my homeboys Paul & Kofi – founding directors of ASPECKS.

Bright Ideas

I was asked by the wonderful guys at WestFocus (Thank you Martha, Anna and David) to be a guest speaker (with my entrepreneurial hat on) at this year’s Bright Ideas Final and Prize giving evening.

The Bright Ideas competition is open to students from WestFocus’ seven member universities, and invites students to enter innovative ideas for new businesses, products and services.

As a past winner, it was a real honour to be asked to speak and to be able to share my post-graduation entrepreneurial experiences; both the highs and lows, with such a receptive, like-minded audience.

I was really impressed with the quality of the entries and it was fantastic to be able to network with the students following the ceremony. Shout out to the guys from Kingston who tried to test my Grime knowledge! HA!

Well done to all the winners! And well done to all of the entrants, being brave enough to put your personal idea up for scrutiny shows you have the true heart of an entrepreneur!

Thanks to my awesome entrepreneurial homeboys Matt, Andre and Robert for showing up and giving me groupie love and support on the night x