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Your Life, Rejuvenated

Young, Gifted and Grinding focuses on innovative black entrepreneurs in Britain who are carving out opportunities for themselves and turning their passion into profit. The themes of which are: The Hair Industry and New Media. The first instalment in the docu-series focuses on female entrepreneurs in the lucrative black hair industry, which in 2014 was reported as being worth £5.2 Billion of which black women accounted for 80% of the hair product sales.  Yorkshire based fim directo, Ndrika Anyika, said: “I wanted to make Young, Gifted and Grinding a platform to highlight the variety of ways black entrepreneurs in Britain are flourishing. The project was also an opportunity for me to hear stories first-hand from people across the country who inspire myself and many other young entrepreneurs.”

The Black British Hair Industry and Female Entrepreneurs

Young, Gifted and Grinding focuses on innovative black entrepreneurs in Britain who are carving out opportunities for themselves and turning their passion into profit. I wanted to make Young, Gifted and Grinding a platform to highlight the variety of ways Black British entrepreneurs are flourishing. The project was also an opportunity for me to hear stories first-hand from people across the country who inspire myself and many other young entrepreneurs. 

Documentary exploring Britain’s diverse media landscape

Young, Gifted and Grinding, showcases Britain’s diverse media landscape. The rise of digital media has made it easier for Britain’s minorities to tell their own stories beyond the limits of traditional institutions and gatekeepers like newspapers. As the world becomes more connected there is a need for greater representation of people across digital and traditional media. A more varied narrative will open up debate, create understanding and admonish dangerous stereotypes

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