Hip hop star and DJ help launch social media project at Willesden college

Local DJ and author Lindsay Wesker with electronics student Gos Malone, from Kilburn at the College

Local DJ and author Lindsay Wesker with electronics student Gos Malone, from Kilburn at the College of North West London. - Credit: Archant

A renowned DJ and author and a MOBO Award winner and TV presenter attended a Willesden college for the launch a social media project.

Lindsay Wesker and Phoebe One, a previous MOBO winner for ‘Best Hip Hop Act’ were at the College of North West London (CNWL), in Dudden Hill Lane, to take part in the launch of ‘Digital Hill’, a media brand created by students focusing on digital communications and social media in the workplace.

In a joint partnership between CNWL and the Press Association, students learnt about the crucial role websites play in finding work and the the importance of creating a digital presence.

Lindsay Wesker, the son of eminent playwright Arnold Wesker, said: “Kids are really lucky to have courses like this today. They didn’t exist when I was that age, so it’s a really great start for them. I hope they take full advantage of it.”

He added: “I live in Harlesden and my wife taught at this college. The co-author of my book, Dave VJ, also lived on Denzil Road, so I feel I have huge ties with the college.”

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Gos Malone, 26, an electronics student from Kilburn won a copy of Wesker’s book ‘The Rise and Rise of Underground Radio - a history of British black music radio.’

Phoebe One, Hip hop star, DJ and TV presenter, said: “This event is an incredible idea. It’s a great chance for students to ask questions and learn - a big round of applause for all the students who put this together.”

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