Suli Breaks is a charismatic poet from London who uses social media as his platform to engage people with strong social topics such as racism, religion, education and beauty. His innovative wordplay and frank delivery have made him push boundaries and inspire an audience all over the world.
Having studied Law at University without fully connecting to it, Suli Breaks’ route to poetry was neither obvious nor smooth. Breaks fell into the poetry sphere unexpectedly, seizing any opportunity to jump on the mic. However, it can be said that his connection to poetry has eclipsed the numerous other gifts that truly make him a unique and outspoken figure in the British music industry.
Over the years, Suli Breaks has amassed his sizeable audience via his videos on YouTube. He first came to wider prominence with his viral piece ‘Why I Hate School but Love Education’ that garnered over 2 million views in 3 days and has now achieved 8 million views. Following this release, Breaks did it again with another viral piece ‘I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide my Fate’.
In seven years, he has managed to carve himself an impressive niche in a crowded marketplace. Hailing from humble beginnings in the district of Wood Green, Breaks has grown from playing basketball in his local area to penning a song for Kasabian’s number 1 album 48.13, to travelling around the world in 80 days and having breakfast with Will Smith in LA.
His poetry has earned a reputation as hard-hitting, poignant and thought provoking. The diverse fan base Breaks has cultivated through his videos, performance at TED Global, London last year and intimate gigs worldwide, helped him to prepare for his sold-out headline show, Not A Role Model, which took place in London, August 2016. “Not a Role Model”; the culmination of his latest work, theatrically documented his experiences over the past few years covering topics such as education, love, growing up in inner city London, passion, adversity and his path to success.
He has also now just completed a series of stories powered by the app Oolipo, which focuses around adolescent in London city, told using poetry, video, audio and imagery.
With all of these accolades in tow, it is clear to see why he is frequently grouped in the upper echelon of the current generation of inspiring people, set to take the world by storm.