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Kenny Imafidon: A Multifaceted Leader Championing Diversity and Social Impact

Kenny Imafidon MBE is a British entrepreneur, author, and social commentator who wears many hats and uses them all to make a positive impact. Imafidon's influence spans the worlds of research, social good, and empowering underrepresented communities.

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Imafidon's path wasn't always straightforward. At 18, he was arrested and charged under the controversial "joint enterprise" law, with the murder of Sylvester Akapalara, a 17 years old boy who was a year below Imafidon at college. Despite a lack of direct evidence, he spent six months in jail before a judge ultimately dismissed the case. This experience fuelled his determination to fight for justice and create positive change.

Following his exoneration, Imafidon pursued his academic ambitions, winning the Amos Bursary to study law at BPP University. His passion for social justice soon led him to co-found ClearView Research Ltd, a company dedicated to research, strategy, and engagement projects that focus on diverse and underrepresented communities. Through ClearView, Imafidon has collaborated with global giants like Uber, Starbucks, and Twitter, applying his expertise to projects that champion inclusion and understanding.

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Imafidon's commitment to social good extends far beyond his business endeavours. He is a strong advocate for various causes, serving as a trustee for charities like BBC Children in Need and City Gateway (where he currently chairs the Board). His dedication to youth empowerment is evident in his involvement with the advisory boards of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust, Spark Inside, and Peer Power youth charities. He even co-founded OnBoard, a program that equips diverse individuals with the skills and knowledge to excel in non-executive board roles.

Imafidon's achievements haven't gone unnoticed. He was recognized as the number one Rare Rising Star in 2014 and included in Forbes' prestigious 30 under 30 list for Social Impact in 2022. The Huffington Post UK has also acknowledged him as a "young rising star" in British politics. In addition to his work in research and social good,Imafidon is also an author. His debut book, "That Peckham Boy," published in July 2023, sheds light on his experiences and perspectives. In 2024 he was awarded an MBE in the King’s Birthday Honours for his exceptional services to market and social research!

That Peckham Boy | The Business Anecdote

Kenny Imafidon is a remarkable individual who exemplifies the power of dedication and social conscience. Through his multifaceted approach, he continues to make significant contributions to creating a more equitable and inclusive world.


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