Jamelia to present ‘Black Girl Bible’ at intimate Birmingham book event
Birmingham music star and television presenter Jamelia will be discussing all things ‘Black Girls Bible’ with writers Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené in Digbeth next week.
The musician will be joining the authors to discuss their work ‘Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible‘, a long-awaited and highly anticipated “guide to life for a generation of black British women inspired to make lemonade out of lemons,” and find success in every area of their lives.
From education, to work, to dating, to representation, money and health, Slay in Your Lane explores the uniquely challenging experiences black British women face every day, and offers advice and encouragement on how to navigate them.
Yomi and Elizabeth combine their own experiences with interviews with some of the UK’s most successful black women, including Jamelia, BAFTA award-winning director Amma Asante, bestselling author journalist and broadcaster Afua Hirsch, Dawn Butler MP and VOGUE Publishing Director Vanessa Kingori.
Yomi Adegoke, journalist and senior writer at The Pool, and writer and brand marketer Elizabeth Uviebinené will be in conversation with Jamelia at the Impacy Hub in Birmingham, as part of the venue’s ongoing Hub Talks series.
Who’s on the panel?
Yomi is an award-nominated journalist and senior writer at The Pool. She writes about race, feminism, popular culture and how they intersect, as well as class and politics. In 2013 she founded Birthday Magazine, a publication aimed at black teenage girls.
Elizabeth is a Marketing Manager at a leading global brand. She graduated from Warwick University in 2013 with a Politics and International relations degree and specialises in creating marketing campaigns that are both culturally progressive and commercially impactful.
Hailing from Birmingham, multi award-winning Jamelia, 37, embarked on her career as a singer-songwriter at the tender age of 15.
With 7 Top 10 singles, 2 Gold albums and 1 Double Platinum in the UK alone, Jamelia’s subsequent international success (including number 1’s in Italy, Spain, Australia & Thailand) solidified her position as one of the UK’s most successful black music artists.
After 10 years in the music industry, Jamelia decided to try her hand at television, again achieving great success as a panellist, documentary author, presenter and talent show judge. Jamelia has also followed her passions for acting, gaining roles in both tv and film. Amelia’s modelling career has seen her grace the covers of Cosmo, Elle and Harpers & Queen; and she has fronted campaigns for established global brands.
On top of all these accolades, Jamelia – full name Jamelia Niela Davis – is also mum to 17-year-old Téja and 12-year-old Tiani. Admitting her daughters are the most important accolade of all to her, Jamelia passionately advocates for the empowerment of girls and women.
Jamelia will be in coversation with Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené at the Impact Hub in Digbeth on Tuesday 24th July 2018.
This event will be popular so do book early to avoid disappointment. Hub Talks are free for Impact Hub Birmingham members and £5 for non members. You can book your tickets here via Eventbrite.