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Jarrad Ricketts is a qualified graphic designer, and SAMA nominee and TV personality, who has been working in myriad creative and cultural spaces for 20 years. He has written music and developed onstage and virtual (online) productions for corporates and festivals across South Africa. Through his foundation, he uses his networks to feed, upskill and equip communities so they are able to realise their full potential.

As a former resident of Athlone, groomed in a gang, and raised within a drug-infested community on the Cape Flats in Cape Town, Jarrad wants to change the narrative around youth in similar communities, and show young people from similar backgrounds that they can better themselves and develop their talents into a sustainable career through education and remaining focused on their goals.