David Olusoga is an award-winning author, historian and TV presenter who has made invaluable contributions to black history throughout his career. David has studied a number of hard-hitting topics including the Windrush scandal, slavery and the British Empire writing a number of books and hosting documentaries on the issues. Also, an accomplished BAME speaker, he regularly draws on his own fascinating life experiences to demonstrate to audiences the systematic racism that is still very much prominent in society today.
Previously named as one of the most influential black Britons, David was awarded an OBE in 2019 for his services to history and community integration. David hosted his first documentary in 2014, The World’s War, focusing on the often-overlooked Indian, African and Asian troops who served in World War One. The show was hugely popular with audiences and he went on to release a number of others including A House Through Time, Black and British and the BAFTA award-winning Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners. Away from his TV presenting David has also published a whole host of books on similar topics solidifying his position as one of the UK’s most respected voices on black British history.
Born in Nigeria he moved to the UK when he was just five years old. Seeking a better life, the family was subjected to deplorable racist abuse from people in Britain with their home even attacked by the National Front. When booked as a BAME speaker, David is able to recall these experiences in vivid detail wowing audiences everywhere he goes. More relevant than ever, in 2020 his documentaries have received more attention in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and killing of George Floyd.
When hired as a BAME speaker your event will be receiving a truly captivating speaker with David Olusoga. Able to cover a wide range of topics in his own empathetic style, he always leaves an impact.