Exclusive: Voices with Lioness, Rakaya Esime Fetuga & R.A.E

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Join a special collaborative writing session with Lioness, Rakaya Esime Fetuga and R.A.E. They’ll share the challenges they’ve faced as female artists, and how they found power in their voices through music and spoken word. You’ll hear how opening up and being honest with yourself leads to work that inspires others. Then they’ll work with you to write your own creative piece. Part of Made in LDN.



Lioness is an MC and grime artist from S.E. London. With a loyal underground following, her verses have been heard on Radio 1, Kiss 100 and 1Xtra. Her mixtape, Loch Ness Monster, is available to download.

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Rakaya Esime Fetuga

Poet and Writer

Rakaya Esime Fetuga is a multi award-winning poet and creative writer from London. Of Ghanaian and Nigerian heritage, her work deals with overlapping identities, faith and culture as self-affirmation.

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Rapper and Singer

R.A.E is a rapper and singer from S.E. London. Drawing on influences from the UK and US scenes, her easy melodies and uplifting lyrics offer a fresh, London take on classic 90s hip-hop.

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More about Labs

Labs dive deeper into a creative approach by getting you started on a project that you can take further. Labs build on your existing skills. If you’re a beginner, check out Skills sessions.