13th Jan 2021 - Glad to be elected BAME Officer for the Moss Side Labour Party, really passionate about chance and will be making this a priority- especially following #BLM - it’s even more important voices are heard. Thanks to the ward for selecting me, great to give 10 years’ service to the party.
13th Jan 2020 - Kemoy B - on Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music - Intro and All stars feat WK Jeezy and Yael - support the movement.
Likkle Jamaican thing on there too.
Welcome to the world of BUZZ TALENT - a nationwide talent agency representing commercial models, actors (Spotlight and non-spotlight) dancers, singers and clients wishing to be on TV shows and productions (REALITY AND NON REALITY)
BBC Radio 5 Live 24.12.20.mp3
Watch this space! More to follow soon on TV air date.
We are so proud @kysoclub
He has also agreed to give some merchandise, hats, gloves, clothing and more to the school, giving back and making a difference.
We need more of that.
What makes Kemoy ambitious about youth work?
To celebrate the start of Youth Work Week 2020, Kemoy talks about his 15 years of experience in the youth work sector and the ambition it gives him to keep making a positive difference, Kemoy mentions that doing youth work ensures that young people get the best life chances in society and we are also mitigating disadvantages within communities, he is proud to be doing one of the best jobs in the world.
Find out more: http://orlo.uk/jnymO
On this date, members of KYSO took part in a graffiti workshop at Powerhouse, big up Daniel, RB, Rachel, Shakira, Elsbeth, IFY, Miriam and Yael. All of the above attended and got a certificate and £10 voucher. Well done guys! They have graduated from the school of graffiti, parents will be proud when they seen the designs, they also designed a KYSO board showcasing our values. They showcased how we are as a team, the Graffiti Artist really loved the team. Great teamwork!
We are team KYSO.
As we come to an end of Black History Month soon, there shouldn’t be an end, we need to start embedding changes everywhere so it’s not only celebrated 1 month in a year, we need to celebrate all cultures all the time and implement great changes in our schools/work places so many young people can be inspired to become teachers, doctors, lawyers etc..and every role out there we see others doing! It’s important we also help young people to aspire to get into these roles to make changes too, we can’t wait on others to do it for us because it might not be done, let’s help others be change makers too and we can see future prime ministers etc..
Come on people, let’s sort this.
Change needs to come ASAP.
Proud to be featured in the Advocate Newspaper for Black History Month. We need to continue showing our young people and others positive role models in our community.
For the full newspaper - drop me a message and I will send you a copy.
God is good.
We ran playscheme in the community following guidelines for 4 weeks, bike workshops and bike rides over the holidays, daily free pack lunches in the park (young people volunteering) and much more - giving young people something to do other than staying at home and it impacting on their mental health, they were able to get involved in community work over the summer.
Continue to make a difference.
In 2018/20 I studied a Foundation Degree in Arts Education course at Staffordshire University, I got the following message upon completion on 7th August 2020, Congratulations, you have now completed your studies and the Award Board agreed that you be awarded:
Foundation Degree of Arts Education, Pass.
Kemoy said: "I am so Proud, another qualification under my belt, thanks to my tutors Cath and Sharon for their help and support throughout the 2 years especially Cath. I had a fantastic time on the course."
Thanks to everyone who tuned in BBC North West Tonight on this date - you have heard some real life stories and experiences which many people face regularly. Enough is enough - change needs to happen.
Well done to the amazing young people, proud of them.
Thanks Time, Olivia, Carlia for taking part. Thanks to Simone Riley for the opportunity.
On Sunday 7th June 2020 - I was proud to speak at the Black Lives Matter Protest in St Peters Square, Manchester. Enough is enough and real change is needed. I am tired of seeing people being mistreated because of the colour of their skin. I am tired of how people stereotype me and others because of where we come from (Moss Side).
I am tired of people not listening when we speak for change. Today and the last few days we have been standing and speaking for change. I won’t allow us to silenced anymore.
I am black, I am proud and I matter.
Thanks to the organisers for giving me a chance to speak. Thanks Medy
Akemia Minott - thank you
Lockdown is impacting us all, but for some young people it has been particularly tough. We spoke to Kemoy Walker, from SMRCHS, about some of the mental health challenges being made worse by lockdown, why he never gives up on young people, and why mental health support needs to be a top priority as lockdown eases.
This year the theme is kindness and #speakyourmind. Obviously in the current situation it's never been more important to talk, so the emphasis is on talking about how you have overcome difficulties in this time or sharing a positive, motivational message to help others. It would be great to share some messages with our young people, you can take part and inbox me something to share in our youth groups.
I recorded one and shared it with others. You can watch it here…
As you all know the lockdown period has really affected
many young people and due to strict government
guidelines we are not able to do face to face youth work,
so many activities have been taken place online using
Zoom, Instagram live and much more, most of our young
people live in communities where they don’t have
resources for them to connect online - I am so grateful that
we have amazing people from the local community and
on here who recognises the barriers and can give an
helping hand - a huge thanks to Selwyn Stephenson for
donating some tablets to our KYSO young people in Moss
Side and beyond
thank you so much!
God will bless you forever! Team KYSO are grateful, when I
delivered one on this date, a parent nearly cried - they had
no electronics in the house. Thanks.
A documentary project looking into the impact of one of south Manchester’s longest-running youth centres is airing on local radio.
A Moss Side Story on Unity Radio 92.8FM follows the youth workers of the Hideaway Youth Project in Moss Side and how it has been able to inspire and help change the lives of the many people who attend it.
The idea came about after Charlie Fyfe-Williams, 25, attended a talk by Kemoy Walker, a youth worker focused on creative arts and performances at the centre.
“The talk really inspired me - He spoke about the story of Hideaway and how it had impacted the community,” Charlie told the Manchester Evening News.
You can read more here..
These amazing people came and done some great work in the youth club tonight ! Thank you for inspiring our young people!
As part of our goals and aspirations week, we invited some speakers who are local to come and speak about the jobs they do to give some inspiration to the young people.
I am very proud of how the night worked, all I can say is great things happen here!
On the 2nd January 2020 we celebrated our KYSO Awards, it has been the best so far, thanks to everyone for your support over the year 2019, the food was great. Thanks to Tiwi and crew.
Thanks to the performers, SLT, leaders, volunteers, partners, team members and our Hosts for the night Tiwi and Hallie....Thanks the team for all their efforts, we started the new year celebrating our achievements from last year, reflecting on how we can make a better 2020, big up to our amazing team, groups and members for making our team the best in the world.
Thank you UK Fast for hosting us, we appreciate it, thank you.
Thanks to MSV Housing for the sponsorship.
Each year on Christmas Day we always help Manchester South Central Food-bank at St Marys primary school in Moss Side for their Annual community Christmas Meal.
It was a brilliant day, thank you to the KYSO members and volunteers who came to help out, you lovely people. It’s always an amazing thing to do every year, thanks for having myself as the yearly DJ and entertainment also.
they are always looking for volunteers, get in touch.
On this date, we had an amazing workout in Alexandra Park - delivered for free by amazing partners who wanted to give back to the community, they done an amazing fitness session for KYSO Club.
Great to see organisations giving back, especially something for our young people.
Thank you to Kim, Cavan, Ash and jess for looking after us. You are all the best.
Health and well-being.
Hard work and perseverance.
My school in North Manchester completed some amazing work throughout Black History Month - We have been able change the school menu each Thursday with cultural foods such as rice and peas, Jerk chicken, Curry chicken, African foods and much more..we invited in local parents to come and make food for students and staff to have taster sessions after school, each form time throughout the month - students learnt each day of the great contributions made by black people across the world - I also delivered assemblies throughout this week and inviting the students to perform songs of different cultures, also speaking to them about history and role models. I spoke about some of our community role models who are making a difference. It has been a great month of celebrations and working together with staff, parents and students to make some amazing things happen. Manchester is such a diverse and beautiful City, we have to share the contributions made by all, to inspire others.
WE ACHIEVE MORE, WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER.
It was great to be invited to the Black History Month and Solidarity In Tech's 2nd-year Anniversary.
This was a networking and social event for the entire Manchester diversity-driven, Tech community. The event celebrated Black History Month too, learning first-hand from leaders in their industry, on their journey and the challenges faced and how they overcame them, along with key insights and call-to-actions.
There was music and entertainment from Team KYSO, food, drinks, and dance. A great night.
Thanks Alex - Chair of KYSO for the booking and high praise to Dr. Elsa Zekeng and Jamal for their amazing hospitality and support.
A great day at the Hulme 20th Anniversary event on this date, thanks to friends of Hulme and Cllr Igbon for the booking of team KYSO.
Giving back to the community is what we do best, we make events lit, we create impact!
A great turn out - big up to all the performers and DJ’s.
It was great to be the host and MC at the 1MM event on this date at the Manchester Art Gallery - great to speak about the power of mentoring young people and how the role of a mentor is crucial in a persons development, this organisation helped me to become a mentor.
One Million Mentors’ aim is to ensure that every young person in the country has access to a trained mentor as they transition into adulthood. We believe that facilitating and investing in mentors will help to address the skills gap agenda and improve social cohesion.
Find out More at:https://www.onemillionmentors.org.uk/
13th July 2019 - Kemoy and KYSO Team takes part in Deans Trust Ardwick School Community Fete.
On this date, the team joined me at Dean trust - Ardwick school for their community Fete, the event was amazing - thank you For the booking - dead proud of the team and students who took part.
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Manchester day parade 2019 which was a successful event, the programme went according to plan, we done extra and the staff and team loved us, big up everyone who came out to support!!
Thanks to team KYSO for their contributions this weekend. It’s been excellent, thank you!! All the people who supported, thank you, huge big up team, We keep on creating a legacy in the city.
you are all superstars and I’m proud!
Under the stage name of Dappy, Costadinos Contostavlos.
He is well known for being the lead singer of London based grime, hip-hop, r&b and urban trio N-Dubz (named after the postcode of his hometown in London).
This could have been a mini parklife really - A massive thanks to the Westwood street Team (Sweet T, Mikey Bupps, Little Billy, Max, lieutenant, Kemoy B) for the hard work that went into planning the annual community fun day - thank you to Team KYSO and all the performers - the party crew on stage, DJ Davis and DJ David who held the day nicely with great music - thank you to all the acts who were on time and waited patiently - there was a lot of great feedback - we had people who travelled from Rochdale, Birmingham, Oldham, Middleton and many other places.
Can I say a massive thanks again to the audience for your support, they love the KYSO party crew.
Shout out - Liv - Co-Host and many others from the team who played their part.
We are team KYSO
It was great to be invited to a multicultural festival in Blackburn on this date, Our CEO Kemoy Walker shared his story on community work and how important youth workers and community engagement is to helping young people succeed.
Well done to Telmos for winning joint first place with dance - KYSO is about teaching and learning and achieving great things, we are proud!! Thanks for the opportunity youth unlimited.
The Manchester United Legend - Ryan Giggs
Hard work and Perseverance.
Presented by The Warehouse Project & Manchester International Festival.
Young people accross Greater Manchester was given free tickets to attend the Bugzy Malone "Be Inspired" Tour Concert.
Bugzy Malone gave Manchester a voice in the London-dominated grime scene, his beats are packed with earnest lyricism and resilience, young people got the chance tohear them at Mayfield on the 8th November 2018.
Kemoy said "A huge thanks to the organisations that arrange for young people to attend free, young people were inspired but most of all grateful."
on this date, we had a big opportunity to link up with Footasylum x Unity radio FM, thanks for the opportunity to perform in exchange square, Manchester, it was a good evening!
Thank you Gemma Bennet for the link. Big up.
Manchester Carnival over the two days has been a success in the park, so many people work hard to help change the stereotypes of Moss side which is a vibrant and amazing community! We will not be defeated!!
Thank to everyone for all for their amazing support and messages and we pray those injured at street party over the weekend a speedy recovery and sending love to their families.
Moss side is a fantastic community! Lots of culture and diversity, so many people are doing amazing work, we will not stop!
We will also challenge the media, when we have positive stories, they don’t want to know...we are not going let them stop us spreading the love. Sending love to those affected, we have them in our prayers. Thank you all for your support, positive messages and love!!
We will not be defeated. We love Moss Side.
That’s a Wrap,
.....thank you Manchester for your support, especially with Manchester Carnival
2018! The performances on the stages have been outstanding and the levels on
the bar has reached its peak... A huge well done to all the performers this
year and everyone involved, from the parade, troops to DJ’s and management and
Team KYSO .... Big up big up! Next year we do more and strive higher. Thank you
again from Kemoy B
Kemoy said: Just want to say a massive thank you to all who performed today and those who came to support at the Mothers Against-Violence event in Piccadilly gardens, it was such a great day, Fantastic Weather!
Thanks to Pasty and her team. everyone done amazing, I was proud to be the head DJ at such a great event.
Huge thanks to Team KYSO for their excellent performances, smashed it.
Last night Fashion Show (Miss Caribbean UK) was brilliant! The event uses a pageant to promote, educate, inspire and celebrate the historical and cultural impact of the Caribbean within the United Kingdom.
Sitting within the diversity that the UK offers, Miss Caribbean UK (MCUK) is keen to enjoy the positive promotion of unity, colour, fashion, dance, gastronomy, music, culture and edutainment.
Well done to all the performers from KYSO - Debra, Ghana Twinz (Denz/Elorm) and Teah (Dancer).
As an alumni member for Uprising, Myself and KYSO Team had the pleasure of attending the 10-year celebration evening tonight which included the graduation of the young people from their 2017/2018 Environmental Leadership Programme.
We were delighted to meet Rushanara Ali MP from London who gave a keynote address and Cllr Luthfur Rahman, Executive Lead for Culture at Manchester City Council who also introduced some of the fantastic UpRisers from this year’s programme.
Other people were The Lord Mayor of Manchester and CEO of Uprising.
Thank you for the opportunity.
Uzoechi Osisioma "Uzo" Emenike (born 9 November 1994), professionally known as MNEK, is an English singer, songwriter and record producer. In 2016, he received the ASCAP Vanguard Award for his contribution to songwriting.
His writing and production credits include Beyoncé, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Dua Lipa, Diplo, Zara Larsson, MØ, Lianne La Havas, Rudimental, Naughty Boy, Julia Michaels, Little Mix, JoJo, Gorgon City, Clean Bandit, Chris Malinchak, Bondax, Jax Jones, Oliver Heldens, Karen Harding, Sub Focus, Duke Dumont, Bastille, A*M*E and Stormzy. He has also worked on BTS's album Love Yourself: Tear.
It was great to meet him. Such a lovely guy.
Manchester day parade 2018 which was a successful event, the programme went according to plan, we done extra and the staff and team loved us, big up everyone who came out to support!!
Thanks to team KYSO for their contributions this weekend. It’s been excellent, thank you!! All the people who supported, thank you, huge big up team, We keep on creating a legacy in the city.
you are all superstars and I’m proud!
Where do I begin....
A huge thanks to everyone who came out to our Annual May Bank Holiday event at Westwood street, Moss side. (Community Event)
The place was packed!!!!
Every year gets better and better, thanks to everyone who performed and supported all the way, big up Sweet T and Mikey Bupps for hosting and Kemoy B for shelling it down!! When I say kemoy you say B, kemoy....B
Shout out team KYSO, Jet Black, Megatone sound, Dj Max, DJ David, Leon, Tom Nelson and all the amazing bar staff.
Theresa May conducted a hurried mini-reshuffle after Amber Rudd finally gave in to calls for her resignation over the Windrush scandal. The final straw proved to be her ignorance of Home Office targets for deporting illegal immigrants.
The new Home Secretary was summoned straight to Parliament where he told MPs that there would be no more talk of a “hostile environment” to illegal immigrants under his watch.
Kemoy and a few others from the Caribbean community share their thoughts on Channel 4 about the home office issue.
Over the last two days, I was privileged to host on a tour with Skengdo x AM (Musicians) they completed a three day tour in Birmingham, Manchester and London. I didn’t get to attend the Birmingham one but was excited to take part in my city Manchester and London.
Thank you so much for the people who believed in me and gave me the opportunity!
Brilliant atmosphere and crowd.
"Man's Not Hot"
Dapaah saw a rapid growth in public attention when he appeared on Charlie Sloth's BBC Radio 1Xtra show "Fire in the Booth". His comedic rap "Man's Not Hot" (whose backing track was sampled from 67 and Giggs' 2016 track "Let's Lurk") developed into a viral meme, and a studio track version of the song was released on 22 September 2017.The song's music video was released by Dapaah himself on 26 October of the same year; which features cameos from Waka Flocka Flame, Lil Yachty, Dutch rap-group Broederliefde and DJ Khaled, who calls Dapaah's character a "legend".
Kemoy said "It was so good to meet this legend."
On this date was special because it was my team KYSO awards evening 2017 which was held at the hideaway youth project in Moss Side! We celebrated our achievements for this year, gave our certificates and plaque to winners of different categories, we had parents, the community and sponsors who came to support the event, a lot of inspirational speeches and talks from members of the team and also community members, KYSO is celebrating 4 years of excellent work with young people, giving opportunities to all and creating a great platform for talent, thank you to everyone who came out to support, thanks to all our members, our hosts, the KYSO crew and our leaders. We have a great community.
- Do young ethnic minorities fall through the system?
- Does an art gallery have a responsibility to facilitate social change?
- Is our curriculum white?
Kemoy said "It was a brilliant event, the young people were amazing, dead proud of the talent and confidence skills in Beswick, hopefully I can do more in their community soon."
Big Life Staff Awards set to be a night to remember
Altrincham's First Ever Peace Festival!
A weekend of fun for all the family, #AltyPeaceFest brought live music, entertainment, food, drink, healthy living and even goat yoga to the heart of Hale Barns. Organised by F4C, WHIS and Altrincham French Festival, the 'mini Glastonbury' weekend wasn't one not to miss!
Team KYSO got the chance to perform towards the end of the event and also with a band. we had a great time.
I love Manchester, I love Moss side.
Manchester Carnival 2017 has been amazing, my team KYSO and the community guardians have been really impressed with how great the people of Manchester and beyond are!! I would like to thank everyone for their support towards everything I have been doing recently, I am so blessed to get the opportunity host the main stage all weekend and explore other stages throughout. Thanks to the organisers and also Sam Brown for coaching me on the main stage for the last 2 years! Thank you, Manchester, I love you!!
I love my City.
The Community Learning Festival is a celebration of the learning and diversity in the local area. The aim of the Community Learning Festival is to unite the local community over three themed days of free activities hosted by the Faculties of Education and Health, Psychology and Social Care with a wide range of community partners.
Team Hideaway was honoured to be in the Brooks building, built as a central hub of community activity for Hulme and its surrounding areas. As one of the University’s key pillars, the community is central to all Manchester Metropolitan University activity. We was delighted to be involved in one of the special days, Thanks to MMU for the opportunity.
Whether rain or shine, people come out on this day to support Mother's against violence making children and young people matter's event, also showcasing our up and coming musicians performing in Piccadilly Gardens from 1-7pm!
Kemoy said: Just want to say a massive thank you to all who performed today and those who came to support at the Mothers Against-Violence event in Piccadilly gardens, it was such a great day and even though the weather was up and down, people came out.! Thanks to Pasty and her team. everyone done amazing, I was proud to be the head DJ at such a great event.
So proud of the Moss Side community!! We have so much talent and cohesion, a Huge well done to the Moss Side Reclaim girls for organising a Moss side Food Festival on this date in Alexander park, we had some great performances and amazing young people performed, well done to everyone including team KYSO, great turn out!!
‘Not3s’ (pronounced Notes), is a gifted 18 year old musician from Hackney, who through sheer effort along with support from those around, is a building name to become the greatest artist to ever come out of Hackney.
Having made his childhood dream a reality, he continues to grow as an artist… and having released his latest single ‘ Addison Lee'(which is rapidly blowing up as we speak), it’s only right that we take ride through his very own journey too.
KYSO Team and Kemoy B attended the 50 years of Supplementary event at Z-Arts in Hulme on this date, this event celebrate the achievements of young people attending saturday schools for the last 50 years in Manchester, there was amazing presentations, speeches and performances.
Kemoy was the DJ for the evening, providing outstanding music and entertainment for the audiences.
He said "The event was well attended, well done to everyone, a huge thanks to KYSO club for doing what they do best! A massive thanks to Janet for the booking, Janet was my youth worker growing so its great we have kept in touch always, thank you."
"Defining the Moss Side Community"
The seminar looked at the behavioural and structural roots of radicalisation/Islamaphobia – both religious and that on the far right as well. The presentation addressed the issue of racial profiling of communities– all of this have consequences for social cohesion and community harmony.
Kemoy's KYSO team came and performed at the start and end of the session, they done well.
Kemoy said "It goes to show that we are the best team around."
I always thank god for blessing us with these opportunities, it takes hard work, dedication and perseverance to come this far, so thank you god.
Such a brilliant day on this date, we attended The Manchester College careers week event at a Nichols campus and KYSO club smashed it, we had the students all taking a kyso flyer, we performed in a canteen full of students, many messages of people wanting to join us, staff were impressed and students, we also spoke to classes about kyso club, youth work and life!!
Thanks Singer Shian for coming!!
JSKY feat Damon Hess - Myself.
TV presenter Jsky hails from Manchester and has been making quite an impression on the celebrity scene for the past 2 years.
Rhianna Ferguson – a young mother from Partington was diagnosed with Renal Medullary Carcinoma which is a rare kidney cancer. This night was about raising funds for Rhianna to receive treatment.
A huge Thank you to Judith Shaw for giving the team an opportunity to perform on the night in front of Rhianna's family and friends and also making links with the stars on the night.
BBC Actress and Activist - Maxine Peake
Great event today in the community of moss side, celebrating the Greater Manchester law centre opening celebrations at Westwood street, I was honoured to be their DJ, it was also great to meet Actor and activist Maxine Peake, she was so lovely!!
The team also performed on stage during the intervals, KYSO keeps on smashing it, we are team @kysoclub
Thank you Greater Manchester Law Centre for today!
Britain's got talent judges 2017!
A fantastic team who continue to be outstanding!! On this date, we attended Britain's got talent auditions at The Lowry, we had a brilliant time. @kysoclub is an outstanding group, who inspires, nurture and develop the youth of today, giving them hope, aspiration and the skills to make a difference in today's modern society!
A brilliant night on this date, Hosting at the Live Room in Manchester for new and upcoming band Peso Equipe.
The event also had other Manchester musicians on the bill such as Kay Rico, Two4kay, DJ Win and much more!!
Brilliant Memorial event on this date for cousin Clarence R.I.P, thanks to everyone who comes to support each year, team KYSO made us proud too with amazing performances, they smashed it. A massive thanks to the helpers as well and shout out to the family too.
Stay strong family! Lots of love!
On this night, we hosted our annual KYSO Team Awards 2016, A massive well done to everyone for coming out, well done to the nominees and winners, a massive well done to the performers, thanks to our deputy leaders for hosting it too, their first time and they done a great job.
A massive thanks to our amazing sponsors Dougies/Thinkadesign for the refreshments. The whole event was a success.
Onwards and upwards!! We are team KYSO.
On this date, we met will.i.am =
BBC Mediacityuk for ITV the voice UK, we smashed it by performing in front of 600 people doing what we do best, we were so gassed right now, it's unbelievable! God is good.
We are now part time performers for BBC Mediacityuk
Culture Week: “Together We are Stronger” Open Day
The Afro Caribbean and Friends Community Association (WIOCC) cordially invite you to attend and participate in an Open Day from 12noon to 7pm, 23rd October 2016 at The West Indian Centre, 74 Carmoor Road, Longsight, M13 0FB.
The West Indian Centre has been established for over fifty years and has a very strong track record in delivering a range of community services to further the development of Manchester with; Community education, Social, Cultural and Welfare events. It is also the home of several affiliated organisations which make significant contributions both locally within the wider community of Greater Manchester and Nationally.
We do hope you will be able to attend to support this important community event.