Trulittle Creative Hero (7-11)
Shamayam Hogan (Aged 12 years)
Shamayam has been running a cupcake business for some time and is very creative and hardworking. She also makes handmade crafts and is continuously coming up with new business ideas and designs. Sham is self-taught in all areas and has an amazing work ethic. Shamayam’s business here is her instagram @sgirlscupcakemagic.
Trulittle Creative Hero (12-18)
Kaiya Ashitey (Aged: 14 years)
Kaiya has demonstrated her ability in dance and the arts and is always striving to do her best. She performed in Beyonce's brown skin girl segment of her film. Performed at city hall for black history month in front of London Mayor Sadique Khan with her then-performing arts company, Aikomasa. Along with taking part in Theatre Peckham's Glee Club and Christmas productions.
She was awarded the lead child role in the Peckham adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Interviewed by Channel 4 and the BBC for the role she played. And was named in many newspaper and online articles about the caring sensitivity of how she portrayed and acted out her role.
She has now successfully been awarded a place at the prestigious BRIT School and a place in the British Youth Musical Theatre Company to work on their next production of their adaptation of Hansel and Gretel this summer in Ipswich.
She was a part of the cast of the opera production of Midnight Summer Dreams at the Holland Park Opera House in Kensington.
Out of her comfort zone, learning opera and performing in a completely different way than she is used to, but she took it on board and performed professionally and beautifully in the production that was running for 3 days with sold-out tickets.
Kaiya is hardworking and loves the arts. She has had a passion for it since she was a little girl, and that passion is just growing more and more. She truly is a little hero.