Ty: Friend and mentor to Brixton’s creative community

We are deeply saddened to hear that 47-year-old Brixton hip-hop pioneer Ben Chijioke, AKA Ty, died on Thursday from pneumonia having contracted Covid-19.
He was a much loved friend and mentor for Brixton’s creative community and will be missed by music lovers around the world.


  1. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I was wondering if you’d be interested in publicising this event in relation to Black Men’s Mental Health and COVID-19 as a part of Mental Health Awareness Week:

    The Black Men’s Consortium
    Presents: Kwame & the Lockdown
    An Interactive Theatre Performance & Community Dialogue
    Where: Virtual Zoom
    Wednesday 20th & Sunday 24th May 2020 Time: 7pm
    Entry fee: £5.00 (Possible concession)

    To register click here:

    Mental Health Awareness Week 18th – 24th May 2020 7pm

    Like many other Black Men, Kwame is living in a historical moment.

    Join the Black Men’s Consortium on the global stage for a virtual performance in order to connect and dialogue about how Black Men can move forwards with personal and collective action around their mental health.

    Questions to think about:
    ● How can Black Men survive COVID 19 and remain proactive during these challenging and uncertain times?
    ● How do we ensure that Black Men are not the first to die in this ongoing pandemic ?
    ● What are the current obstacles Black Men face in the time of lockdown?
    ● What can Black Men do collectively to look after their Mental Health & Wellbeing and address our current reality?
    ● How can Black Men support and guide the next generation so that we are better prepared for civil action?

    In association with ADPAC, Media Net Live TV, Ubele, Colourful Radio & Black Thrive

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