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An Interview with Sophie Arinde – Founder of Kollab Network

We have had the pleasure of interviewing Sophie, a 19-year-old writer and creative based in London. She is a bubbly ambitious and welcoming Black woman. She is the founder of The Kollab Network (TKN) an online platform dedicated to empowering and documenting the stories of creatives through workshops, events and live interviews.

Our Story: The Black Excellence Network

Racial inequalities and a lack of information present a barrier to black students aiming to enter the elite UK universities, therefore at Black Excellence Network we are further empowering black students to gain entry into these spaces. This will provide them with the driving force they need for better overall prospects post-education.

Founded by Oyinda Adeniyi, George Obolo, Pobor Eruesegbefe and Amgad Salih in April 2020, we have now accumulated over 400 members within our network. COVID-19, coupled with the ongoing battle for racial equality, which was highlighted by the events of 2020, ignited the ethos behind Black Excellence Network.