Hussain Manawer is a British poet, actor, and and writer from Ilfrod, Essex.
Having first been inspired by a school teacher who urged him to enter a poetry competition, Hussain now travels across the world to deliver performances that promise to pack an emotional punch. His poetry has garnered regular airtime on stations such as BBC Radio 1, 1xtra, Radio 4, 5, 6 and Asian Network.
Carving out a new genre of socially conscious art for the masses, Hussain, or the self-titled ‘Original Mummy’s Boy’, has just released his latest body of work entitled 'Homemade', a four-track poetry record.
Hussain has also launched the UK's largest mental health festival in partnership with Twitter UK at Hackney Empire and received an Honorary Fellowship from the prestigious Kings College London in 2018 for his work in mental health and public sciences; he even holds the Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Mental Health Lesson.
Hussain has already supported superstar Ellie Goulding at the Royal Albert Hall, iconic Oscar winning actress Cher, and was requested to curate a one-off poem by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, entitled 'London's Legacy' to celebrate the launch of the first night tube.