2019 Shortlist

Amani Simpson

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  • written by NDA

SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:

POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR AGE –

Amani Simpson is an award-winning social entrepreneur and youth leader. At the age of 21, he was stabbed 7 times after intervening in a robbery attempt. Since then he has dedicated his life to empowering young people through digital media, events and personal development under his social enterprise Aviard Inspires CIC. This year, he produced a powerful short film about his life starring Joivan Wade (Doom Patrol, Shiro’s Story) which amassed 1 million views in just 4 days.Amani is using his short film and story in schools, alternative provisions and events as a tool to transform the lives of young people across the country. He has recently been named as the North London Ambassador for the Mayor of London’s ‘London Needs You Alive’ campaign.

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