Poetry befell London-based poet Suli Breaks. An opinionated, expressive wordsmith, the artform embraced him while pursuing his Law degree in University. Suli Breaks has been praised for making spoken word and poetry more accessible to the new generation due to his blunt, street-level aesthetic and approach.
Suli Breaks gained broader appeal via the Why I Hate School but Love Education that went viral in 2012, garnering 10 million views. This propelled his career as a speaker and writer while cultivating a solid online presence for Suli's work. Suli Breaks has received numerous celebrities endorsements, most notably from Will Smith, who personally requested to have breakfast with Suli after hearing his poem "I will not let an exam result decide my fate".
Suli Breaks speech at TEDxHousesofParliament has been viewed over 300,000 times. He has been requested to perform at the United Nations National Commonwealth Day with The Queen in attendance and exclusive events for Google, The Times, and various institutions worldwide.
Suli talks range from artistic inspiration to discussions on empowering creatives to be more entrepreneurial. Entrepreneurship is a passion that has lead to Suli Breaks occupying creative roles at Kano Computing, Platoon, The Narrative, Tully and Phoenix Court.
Suli Breaks has curated specific brand relationships with companies such as NASA, Microsoft, Intel and recently featured in Tag Heuer's 2020 Young Player of The Year Announcement and Santander's campaign to prevent fraud.
Dabbling in music, the poet has also penned a joint on Kasabian's fifth studio album, the number 1-charting 48.13 in 2014. In 2020, Suli was a recurring feature on British electronic music icon's Faithless first studio album in over 20 years. Suli featured in American musician Joyner Lucas's powerful video dealing with suicide and mental health. The video "I'm Sorry", has accumulated 72 million views.
Suli Breaks boosts a collective social media following of over half a million people across social platforms. His writings about his marriage experience have gained notoriety on Twitter and Instagram with over 3 million impressions, and have been featured on popular pages such as The Good Quote and Reddit.
When it's all said and done; when all the bars have been exhausted and all the word structures re-arranged into a million pieces, Suli Breaks would love it if he managed to inspire a generation of kids to aspire towards greater heights, despite personal circumstances.
For now, he's busy imagining, sketching and realizing his dream to revolutionize poetry, and to create a universally recognizable brand in the process.