Alim is a talented rapper, storyteller and poet who came from humble beginnings in Sierra Leone but grew up in London where his drive to inspire was influenced by society and his African background. His lyrics and poetry content evokes empowerment and liberation. His music crosses all boundaries appealing to the masses, and his words flows delicately into the minds of the listener.
Alim attended Middlesex University where he exceeded his expectations by not only graduated with a first class honours degree in creative and media writing, he also wrote the signature poem for the University (featured in the graduation materials 2007//08). Alim also received The Edna Fuller prize in recognition for being an outstanding student in English and allied subjects who made a significant contribution to the University.
His passion for children has extended to founding an inspirational programme in his home village in Sierra Leone, which has transformed 600 lives in just 2 years. The programme A-Scholars aims to help children faced with limited education materials and impoverished well-being through motivational talks and also offers supplies for the daily functions of a school day.
Alim’s audiences have described their visual and listening experience of his sessions, as beautiful, poetic and amazing.
A MESSAGE FROM ALIM
“Young people must embrace their individuality and celebrate such within each other, I believe that each of them can be whoever and whatever they want to be and the limits can only be set by them. I urge all young people to dream as big and as ostentatiously as they want and as long as they are willing to put the work in, they will succeed and achieve their limitless potential.”
“The sessions with Alim were a huge success yesterday!! Alim was absolutely amazing and inspired lots of students. We couldn’t have asked for a more entertaining, funny and passionate guy than Alim. The deputy head was so impressed he is talking about re-booking for next year!!”
– Michelle Meyers - Sanders Draper School
"At Hoby I didn’t know any one and therefore had no reason to be embarrassed. So with Alim and Bola we got the point where we were ‘time travelling’ 10 years into the future and telling people what we wanted to be doing. I got up onstage with 5 others and was planning on saying something along the lines of “I don’t care what I do as long as I get a lot of money” which I thought was true. But when I asked, I choked. I then looked at the two men in front of me who are smiling and having fun but also obviously changing the lives of the children sat there. It was at that point when Fixup really connected with me and I knew I wanted to be part of it…” – Josh Perry (Student) – Wilmslow High School