Uju Asika

Author Of Bringing Up Race, Blogger, Screenwriter & Creative Consultant

Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World

Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World

How to hire Uju Asika

Contact the Champions Speakers Agency to provisionally enquire about hiring Uju Asika for your next event, today. To get in touch, simply call an official booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

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Uju is known to cover the topics listed below: 

  • Race 
  • Anti-racist parenting 
  • Intersectionality 

Uju is often booked as a speaker for corporate events, read her latest feedback below. 

"Uju was amazing! Thank you very much for helping to facilitate this. She made a few of us cry, really thought-provoking and I have seen many comments about getting her in the office! Phenomenal storyteller." - Elabbas, Associate Tech Service Specialist, LEGO

"We thought the talk that Uju did for our Deloitte Digital colleagues on the 7th March was brilliant. Our colleagues that were able to join the call, all thought she did a really excellent job that proved to be inspirational to many of our discussions at other events that week. Lots of people have commented on how eloquently she spoke about her own experiences, highlighting challenges whilst also providing really actionable advice. Personally I also thought she was really fantastic- she had a friendly warmth about the way she spoke that really helped open up our internal panel discussions afterwards enabling some really frank and honest conversations." - Cassie, Deloitte

"Uju Asika’s talk was an inspiration to all students. Especially in the world we live in today, it is vital that we are antiracist and she spoke so passionately about the importance of teaching children to be antiracist from a young age. She told us all about her upbringing and her own personal encounters with racism which made us all more aware of how a person who is discriminated against because of their skin colour can feel, making us as a school community more motivated to make change. She concluded with her message of hope in young people and how she believes that young people will continue fighting for action and change concerning racial justice which motivated us to do so in our school community. It is clear to see that her passion and enthusiasm for teaching young people about race definitely had a positive impact on our school community" - Pirasha, Lower Sixth Student, King's High School 

"Uju gave two talks at Warwick School, both entitled “Bringing Up Race”. The first was to all of the pupils in the senior school and the second was to parents. Both talks were outstanding. They were pitched at the level of their respective audiences and very clearly our pupils engaged with the content. The talks have enabled us as a school to open up conversations around race, equality, inclusion and unconscious bias. Some parents have also messaged to say that their sons have started conversations at the dinner table as a result of hearing Uju’s talk" - Richard, Deputy Head of Pastoral, Warwick School 

you for an incredibly thoughtful and wonderful discussion today. This was SO helpful and I hope extra thought provoking for some of our colleagues. We appreciate your patience and grace. We reached 100 folks today and will share with even more via the audio recording. I’ve already received multiple requests. We appreciate you helping us all to continue to educate ourselves and continue to journey towards a better world. Thank you again. You are truly, wonderfully out of this world!!" - Susan, Chair of the Employee Parenting Network

"The session with Uju was amazing, thought provoking, insightful."

"In the words of the attendees they said absolutely wonderful, really insightful, interesting talk and discussion, eye opening brilliant, great conversation, fab talk."

"Really appreciated the session and how Uju calmly engaged with some challenging topics and made the points eloquently."

- Tamsin, CQC

"Huge thank you to Uju for her impactful and reflective talk with the team. It was a great balance of understanding black history and how it continues to show up in present day events and experiences as well as how people can be effective allies by understanding privilege and take proactive actions in supporting the black community and being anti-racist." - Catherine, Beacon

"I can provide a little feedback in that Uju was very approachable, relaxed and open to understanding how the sessions could be tailored to meet the needs of our business. She suggested some great questions that could be covered but equally showed flexibility meaning we had the confidence that the output would be right for our business." - Fiona, Travis Perkins

"Uju was amazing. Please thank her so much for coming to join us. We really enjoyed her story and her take on the topic. She hit the brief perfectly and has given us a platform to build on awareness of intersectionality which is exactly what we wanted." - Lee, Light Source BP