Purpose Leaders: In conversation with André Spence and Abraham Adeyemi
Global Purpose Enterprise founder and Soho Works member, André Spence, talks to some of the UK’s Black movers and shakers in an exclusive seven-part series for Soho House. In this episode he talks to writer-director, Abraham Adeyemi
Empower the Black community and everyone benefits. Such is the belief of André Spence, founder of Global Purpose Enterprise – an initiative and network founded in 2017 to uplift young people of colour. Through guidance, mentorship and live events, Spence and his team help members find their purpose and, as a result, navigate their futures.
This year, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve partnered up with Global Purpose Enterprise for Purpose Leaders, a seven-part video series made exclusively for Soho House. In each episode, Spence sits down with creative tastemakers, leaders and activists from the Black community to discuss their journey to the top, the challenges they’ve faced on the way, and their upcoming projects.
For the fifth episode, Spence sits down with multi-award-winning writer-director, Abraham Adeyemi. After participating in the Royal Court’s Writers Group and completing Channel 4’s 4Screenwriting programme, Adeyemi made his directorial debut with No More Wings at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2020, where it won best narrative short. He’s currently developing numerous original projects for film and TV, and also writing a pilot under the mentorship of Emmy and BAFTA-winning writer, Jesse Armstrong, the mastermind behind HBO’s Succession.