Hakeem Onibudo

Hakeem Onibudo

Hakeem “Mr Impact” Onibudo: Inspiring Lives on and off the Red Carpet

Hakeem Onibudo is a multifaceted individual whose journey has been marked by passion, motivation, and the glittering lights of the red carpet.

As the CEO, Artistic Director, and Founder of Impact Dance, a nationally recognized art-for-social change organization and Hip-Hop Theatre company based in their new studio on Shaftesbury Avenue in London, Hakeem empowers young people between the ages of 11-19 to become the best versions of themselves through the medium of dance.

He is an in-demand speaker on leadership and cultural intelligence and a sought-after red-carpet interviewer.

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“It was great working with Hakeem on the recent celebration event for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr Blue Plaque at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church. Hakeem Onibudo is the perfect host, building rapport with the audience through a balance of humour and relevant information.

He fills the room with his charming confidence, is knowledgeable about the subject and brings his authentic style and identity to the space.
His professional approach, from planning to delivery makes him a joy to work with”
Zerritha Brown FRSA (pronounced zer-reet-ta) Head of Culture, Regeneration and Planning London Borough of Camden

“I have known Hakeem for a number of years, from his work as a red carpet host. Since then, we have sat alongside one another on panels and he recently contributed to my radio programme. His passion for his work, for championing, advocating and uplifting others, and his ability to enthuse and inspire, is second to none and should be heard and seen by many!”
Jacqueline Shepherd, Producer and Presenter BBC Radio London

“Hakeem is one of the best and foremost motivators in our industry. Not only does he inspire the next generation of artists, but reaffirms confidence in experienced practitioners and beyond. Hakeem presented at our Black British Theatre Awards ceremony in 2020 and received an award in 2022 for his work as an educator”
‘Solange Urdang OBE, FRSA – Founder | CEO

“Hakeem is a dynamic and engaging host. His presenting of our Haringey Staff Awards was absolutely brilliant!! He exudes motivational energy and is a consummate professional, ensuring any event is in safe hands – Hakeem is the ultimate master of ceremonies!”
Ashleigh Trezise, Development and Production Manager, Bernie Grant Arts Centre

“What a joy it was to have Hakeem host our recent MLK plaque event. From start to finish, Hakeem knew the brief and was incredibly professional throughout. It’s a joy to work with someone who makes hosting look easy and who is truly passionate. The speaking part comes easy to Hakeem as he not only gets the remit but also knows how to add his own touch to even something as simple as a bio. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hakeem and also will no doubt be using him again.”
Mathurini Visakan Head of Equalities and Social Purpose Equalities, London Borough of Camden

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