By: Tracey Ugwueru

The Black History Experience is an annual event that happens in October and is open to DMU students who have an interest or passion for modelling.

Organiser Akeel McIntosh said: “I had to enable young creatives to be given a platform to showcase their talents and small businesses owners to be given the chance to promote themselves and create continuous custom.

“Their mission is to promote, empower and educate – promote businesses and artists, dancers, models and other creatives, empower and spread the ‘CAN DO’ attitude, and educate, allowing the audience to understand who we are as a people, where we have been and where we are going.”

He added: “Models do not need previous experience just a willingness to learn as we have model choreographers that train models for a few months leading up to the event.”

The Black History Experience, he said, is very inclusive and from a model perspective is easy to get into.

The artists and designers aim to do well within their craft and have the wow factor to draw the audience into what is being showcasted.

The Black History Experience is his team’s only event, but they plan to progress in the future, and also have their own Freedom Photography and Freedom Model Agency.