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GEI 14 Speakers Bio

Friday 29th April 2022

Love Ssega

Love Ssega is a London-born musician and performing artist of Ugandan heritage, who has built an exciting career transversing the arts, technology and science, whilst also commenting on social and environmental issues. He was recently awarded the Arts Foundation Music for Change Fellowship 2022, has previously been British Council and PRS Foundation Musician in Residence China, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

A fan of pop music, Love Ssega started as the founding frontman and original songwriter of Clean Bandit, with whom he has toured internationally and performed live on BBC One and to 45,000 people at Glastonbury.

His year-long multi-arts Season for Change commission “Airs of the South Circular”, highlighting the impact of air on the Black community in South London, featured in the YouTube Originals series Seat At The Table by environmental activist Jack Harries, alongside Sir David Attenborough and President Barack Obama.

Love Ssega was a host at UN COP26 in Glasgow for Julie’s Bicycle’s official Green Zone event “Culture: The Missing Link”. He also works with the National Literacy Trust to encourage educational access and is on the board of young contemporary arts organisation Shadwell.