Jeremiah Emmanuel BEM

Dreaming in a Nightmare


Jeremiah Emmanuel BEM; youth activist, entrepreneur and author, joined AKQA Managing Partner Sam Kelly for a conversation about his unique journey, the valuable lessons he’s learnt along the way, and the impact - positive and negative - that he’s seeing Covid-19 having on the youth of today.

Jeremiah’s hotly-anticipated autobiography Dreaming In A Nightmare: Finding A Way Forward In A World That’s Holding You Back, is set for release in August by Stormzy’s publishing house #Merky Books. He has been elected to the UK Youth Parliament and was deputy young mayor of Lambeth. He founded BBC Radio 1Xtra Youth Council & EMNL Consultancy and is a member of the Gates Foundation, a youth ambassador for the Big Change Charitable Trust, and a Founding Member of Conduit London. In 2017, he was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM).