I was attracted to the project to get some ‘hands on’ film and radio experience. I graduated from University a few years ago but have struggled to find direction within the media industry; Dubplate to Dubstep has renewed my confidence and inspiration to pursue a career in media!
My roles were varied throughout the project, but I often fell into those of script-writing and research journalism. I learnt a lot, particularly about Caribbean migration to the U.K and Bristol. Exploring the origins of reggae music, it became impossible to ignore the people who made it and their plight. My favourite part of the project was being able to form bonds with all of the group and my mentors.
Since the project ended we have our own weekly show on Ujima and this has given me new ideas for working in radio. I also took part in a BBC course Face to Face which would not have happened without Ujima… it has genuinely been one of the best things I’ve ever been involved with!