George the Poet Biography (Wikipedia)
George Mpanga (born 14 January 1991), better known by his stage name George the Poet, is a British spoken-word artist, poet, rapper, and podcast host with an interest in social and political issues. Mpanga came to prominence as a poet, from which he progressed to spoken word and hip hop. This led to him being signed by Island Records and culminating in the release of his debut EP The Chicken and the Egg to critical acclaim. However, Mpanga felt constrained by the art form, quit rapping, and left his record label before the release of his debut album. He moved on to performing poetry and created a podcast entitled Have You Heard George's Podcast?
In 2018, Mpanga was elected to be a Member of the National Council of Arts for Arts Council England. Have You Heard George's Podcast? won five awards at the 2019 British Podcast Awards, including "Podcast of the Year", and a Peabody Award, becoming the first European podcast to win the award.
- George The Poet on the Toddla T Showhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ck2zy.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ck2zy.jpg2014-11-21T15:51:00.000ZGeorge The Poet sprays some spoken word on the Toddla T Showhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02ck3bz
George The Poet on the Toddla T Show
- George the Poet chats to Trevor Nelsonhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p018j5nv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p018j5nv.jpg2013-05-02T17:02:00.000ZGeorge the Poet chats to Trevor ahead of his spoken word Live Lounge performance.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p018j5pm
George the Poet chats to Trevor Nelson
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