Monthly, What’s On Africa will be getting to know the brilliant People of the City through our questionnaire. Expect to discover interesting and exciting people across London giving humorous responses!
Name: Caleb Femi, Poet, Teacher and Mosh – Pit Organiser
How did you get here? By feet, metal and God.
Are you stressed? Excellently but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Who would you snog, marry or avoid? Snog: Mango Juice Marry: Supermalt Avoid: Coke.
What advice would you give to a younger you? Relax and enjoy it more – and don’t wear your 1st choice outfit for your 6th Form prom.
Which living person do you most admire? I no sabi answer that one.
What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you? Ooh the stories I could tell.
Are you scared of death? I’m scared of dying having contributed nothing to mankind.
Which film character do you most identify with? And why? Hushpuppy(Beasts of the Southern Wild) for her unflinching courage.
(Apart from religious texts) Name one book you think everyone should read? Citizen By Claudia Rankine.
What has been the peak and pit of your day? (highs and lows) High: Eating watermelon with a slice of chocolate cake Low: Eating watermelon with a slice of chocolate cake.
What’s your walking style? Crack addict (So I’ve been told).
What’s trending for you? Tactile clothing. I’m all about material right now.
Who is in the party in your head? I don’t know, I wasn’t invited.
If you could change one thing? All the atlas maps in the world to depict the actual size of Africa.
Who would you vote for as president of the United States of Africa? I once knew a very honourable gateman called Shadrach.
What’s the most unwise purchase you’ve ever made? A leather ‘bandana’. Don’t ask.
What’s your guilty pleasure? Watching anime whilst eating a tub of ben and jerry’s.
Caleb Femi is a poet, English teacher and a member of the SXWKS collective. Lately, Caleb has won the Roundhouse Poetry Slam. Also, Caleb has led poetry workshops in schools in East and North London . As well as poetry, Caleb is a filmmaker with his inaugural documentary ‘What Did Love Taste Like In The 70s?’ released in August 2015. His follow up documentary ‘Heartbreak & Grime’ will be released in 2016. Follow him @calebfemi5.