about

When the name Suli Breaks is mentioned, one or all of three of the following words spring to mind; charismatic, controversial and conscientious. A lover of the written and spoken word, Suli Breaks is a visionary undaunted by the restrictions found in conventional poetry, leading him to push boundaries in a bid to inspire and inform a generation. An artist, speaker and writer, Breaks is often considered an inspiration by those who have met, watched or listened to him. Unbeknown to most, the controversial poet has a Law degree from the University of Sheffield – albeit unused. Upon leaving university, with fewer job prospects than when he had started, Breaks decided to pursue a career in poetry, fuelled by his disbelief in our current formal education system.

Realising the power of social media and using his initiative, Breaks harnessed the power of the Internet to spread his work further afield and thus established a global following of all ages and backgrounds. Breaks’ YouTube Channel boasts over 12 million views and has over 250K subscribers to date. Notwithstanding the years of groundwork, Breaks’ extraordinary rise to the top came as a direct result of the unprecedented success of spoken word piece ‘Why I Hate School But Love Education’. It provided the much needed breakthrough that Breaks had been hoping for. Irrespective of past BBC1 coverage, competition success, interest from American blogs and a DVD in 2012, the 7 million people that have viewed the video so far are evidence of Breaks’ notoriety, in addition to the thousands of appreciative comments.

Breaks accolades now include being awarded second place speaker in Mastermind Talks and event which featured the likes of Tim Ferris and AJ Jacobs, being a guest speaker to Joe Polish’s 25k Group Genius Network in addition to being featured on the Huffington Post, Washington Post, the Guardian, The independent and numerous other popular youth blogs and sites such as Worldstarhiphop and Upworthy.com. He is arguably one of the most popular spoken word artists in the world and has been hailed by many high-profile individuals as a new-school pioneer most notably by Will Smith, Daphne Wayans, Tisha Campbell, James Altucher and most recently Rio Ferdinand.

In 2013, Breaks recently released his debut audio project an EP entitled ‘The Dormroom’ 2013, which debuted at Top 20 in the Spoken word Charts in ITunes, and his spoken word piece “I will not let an exam result decide my fate” was ranked Top 3, on the spoken word charts only behind “Bomfunk MC’s” track “Spoken Word” and “I’m the bandit” from the popular TV show “My Name is Earl (Album). All of these accolades in tow, coupled with an 2 appearances on the prestigious Tedx House Of Parliament, 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.