UK-based Ghanaian rapper, Stormzy is reportedly preparing to partner a ghostwriter and illustrator to begin work on a children’s book mainly about race, diversity, injustice and more.
The rapper has played a part over the years in the fight for equality mainly for black Brits. He announced a scholarship for brilliant black students in the United Kingdom in partnership with Cambridge University, he also cancelled the Austrian Festival performance citing racial abuse as the main cause, and several other projects.
Many reports have surfaced suggesting that the rapper is also planning to write a children’s book that will further talk about social issues. The plan for the book according to report indicates, he will write one chapter and the ghostwriter writes the next, and that will be the pattern they will follow to the conclusion.
An industry source stated;
“Stormzy has a mass audience base, with a large demographic. Publishers feel his messaging on equality, race and social injustices would be good to translate into a series of children’s books.
“They have started conversations with his team, and ideas are still being bounced around.
“The lucrative deal would see him work with a ghostwriter and illustrator, but be heavily involved. One of the suggested working formats would be for Stormzy to write a chapter then the ghost writer to do the next.”
Date for the start and release of the book haven’t been communicated yet but we will keep you updated.
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