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Mayowa Quadri | United Kingdom | Trailblazing Creative

Head of Brand at VERSUS | Sport Industry NextGen 2023 Leader

Conversationalist | Podcast Host | Digital Creator | Ambassador To The Blue Creator Fund: Chelsea FC


Mayowa Quadri, the Head of Brand at VERSUS, is a multifaceted creative and consultant who has carved a niche for himself in the sports media landscape. With a passion for storytelling, Mayowa seamlessly navigates various platforms, including podcasting, writing, broadcasting, and more. His dedication to ensuring diversity and accessibility in sports media for people from diverse backgrounds sets him apart. Mayowa's journey is marked by a rich tapestry of experiences. He has collaborated with renowned brands and organizations such as Beats by Dre, Nike, Adidas, Spotify, BBC, and many more. His unique conversation style has led to significant moments, including hosting conversations with influential figures like Colin Kaepernick and Lewis Hamilton. In his role as Brand and Editorial Officer at VERSUS, Mayowa has been instrumental in developing and evolving the platform's editorial offerings. His impact extends beyond traditional media, with initiatives like 'The Play List' zine, created in collaboration with Nike, aiming to introduce youth to creative writing through the lens of football. Mayowa's editorial prowess is evident in his written contributions, including a guest essay in "Black Joy" by Penguin Books. His articles cover a range of topics, from addressing racism in football to exploring the clash between England's best young ballers.


Mayowa's influence extends to the podcasting realm, where he has hosted shows like 'Football Culture Movement,' 'The Future of Football,' and 'How to Be a Baller' on VERSUS. These podcasts delve into the stories, ideas, and people shaping the world of football.


His role as Chair of VERSUS' Editorial Board showcases his commitment to community engagement, hosting conversations to gain insights and create impactful content. Additionally, his contributions as a producer and host on 'Stoppage Time TV' demonstrate his ability to infuse insight, analysis, and good vibes into football discussions.


Mayowa is not just a sports media professional; he's a social impacter. He actively contributes to societal discussions through football, aiming to make the game about more than just the final result. As a board member of the Sports Journalism Association and the Sports Next Gen Leader for 2023, Mayowa plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of sports journalism.


Recognized for his contributions, Mayowa has received nominations, including being listed as 'Ones to Watch - On Air' at the Sports Journalism Awards 2020 and part of the 'Football Black List 2020.' These acknowledgments highlight his influence and impact on the industry.


Mayowa's strategic acumen shines through in his role as a freelance strategist. His diverse skill set encompasses research, membership, diversity and inclusion, creative solutions, and expertise in sports media and football matters. As a Game Changer Mentee at Kick It Out, he's identified as a potential leader in sports, receiving mentoring to enhance his professional development.


Mayowa Quadri is more than a sports media professional; he's a dynamic force shaping narratives, fostering inclusivity, and driving change in the industry. His journey reflects a commitment to authenticity, creativity, and a genuine passion for making sports media accessible to all. As he continues to evolve and innovate, Mayowa Quadri stands as a true game-changer in the world of sports media.


Social Media Handles:

Instagram: mayowaquadri_

LinkedIn: Mayowa Quadri


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