I saw Usifu Jalloh The Cowfoot Prince host Africa On The Square on 15 October 2016.
I emailed him at9:41am on 17 October asking if I can make a film about him.
His reply at 12 minutes later was “Then let’s do it.”
An hour later I was on the tube to Tulse Hill to film his performance at St Martins In The Fields High School for Girls.
Decisive, charming, professional and a real gent, Usifu is a real gem. I also filmed him a White Rock Theatre in Hastings. The way he gets audiences going with his songs, dances and stories from Sierra Leone you can only watch and admire. I could never do justice to his stage presence in a short film. His passion for storytelling and representing where he is from so obvious. I could tell it is not just a job for, it is what he lives for.