BREIS (pronounced breeze) is a Nigerian Hip Hop rap artist, education creative consultant and entrepreneur based in the UK. BREIS is also the author of Brilliant Rappers Educate Intelligent Students – A collection of rap lyrics and the inspiration behind them. He is a remarkable live performer who has performed worldwide with his fusion of hip hop, jazz and African rhythms. His work is thought provoking, witty and inspiring. He is passionate about the education and well being of young people. He has been working within education for over fifteen years and has worked extensively with the British Council on numerous occasions as a creative consultant in Mozambique, Zambia, Mauritius and Washington DC. He has taken his Hip Hop education talks and performances to Vienna, Amsterdam and is a regular keynote speaker/performer at the International Conference of English Language Teaching in Malaysia.
Valentine is a rap artist, motivational speaker and former Secondary school Maths teacher. His love of the spoken word and performing brought him to Student of Life in 2016 where he has been working with BREIS in various schools across the UK. Valentine works with young people in a creative way and always works to get the best from them. He uses rap as a way of opening up young people’s interest in reading and writing. He has given several motivational talks in secondary schools, encouraging students to have the mental fortitude to reach for their goals.
Ty is a UK rapper best known for his lyrical frankness and honest portrayals of everyday life, setting him aside from many mainstream hip hop acts and allowing him complete artistic independence. After gaining notoriety on the London underground scene Ty signed to Big Dada records in 2001, the same year his mighty debut album ‘Awkward’ was released. The union between the artist and label saw a further two albums – 2003’s Mercury-nominated ‘Upwards’ and ‘Closer’ (2006). His fourth solo album, ‘Special Kind of Fool’, was released in 2010 via BBE records, He has just completed his 5th album entitled, ‘A Work of Heart’ released by Jazz Refreshed. Ty is also known for his work as a spoken word artist. He has carried out numerous workshops in schools with various organisations bringing an exuberance and enthusiasm to writing and performing.