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Mohammed Yahya

  • Mohammed Yahya is a London based award-winning bilingual Rapper, Poet, Educator & Events organiser. He has performed extensively across Europe, United States, Mexico, Sudan, Morocco, Mozambique and Ivory Coast, sharing his experience as a refugee and encouraging different communities to build bridges of peace and understanding.

    Born during the civil war in Mozambique, Mohammed Yahya was forced to flee his country and take refuge in Lisbon, Portugal where he experienced a lot of racism, inspiring his poetry writing which led to producing rap. In 2019 he received an award for best-performing artist song “Say Mashallah”, also featuring UK based rappers Khaled Siddiq & Qasim Gray.

    Mohammed received the UK 21-4-21 award recognising him as one of 21 young leaders in the 21st century working to increase dialogue and break down barriers between different communities. He is also an Interfaith Programming officer regularly curating a variety of educational, social action and artistic events to disintegrate stereotypes & encourage more community cohesion between different faiths.

    Mohammed Yahya’s work has been featured on ITV News, Al Jazeera, British Muslim TV, BBC Asian Network, BBC London, and the Islam Channel, as well as TV channels across Mozambique, France, Senegal & Mexico. His work has been featured on a Sainsbury’s advert and his music has been featured on a variety of compilation CDs as well as an independent movie.


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