Jermain Jackman

Co-Chair, Hackney Young Future's Commission

Jermain Jackman, born and raised in Hackney, combines his musical talent with pursuing his role as an activist and political consultant. He was crowned winner of BBC’s The Voice UK in 2014, tagged as being the ‘Singing Politician’ by Sir Tom Jones.

Jermain is determined to use his voice as a tool for social change. He is the former chair of Islington's Fair futures Commission and Hackney Young Futures Commission, former advisor for the National Citizens Service, and now working with the Baobab Foundation, a Black-led funding organisation.  

He is concerned that too often the voices of the most marginalised of people are ignored.  As such, Jermain is determined to raise awareness of those feeling disenfranchised and without opportunities, for example, by amplifying and centring their voices as the first step towards finding and

delivering solutions that address the complex issues many communities face.