Location of painting: 6 Somerleyton Road, Brixton, London SW9 8ND
Linett Kamala was the 9th subject of the ‘You Are Enough’ series of portraits painted across London. The paintings created by artist Neequaye ‘Dreph’ Dsane is a tribute to his friends who are doing amazing things for their communities and society at large.
Linett has always been passionate about improving the lives of others, especially young people through education and the arts. She has worked tirelessly with organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
Some of her contributions include;
- At the age of 14, becoming one of the first female DJs at the Notting Hill Carnival and after 34 years, still being a member of the same static soundsystem ‘Disya Jeneration’. Sitting on the 2018 Advisory Council for the Notting Hill Carnival.
- Setting up the South Kilburn Studios which gave early stage support to many creatives including chart topping band Clean Bandit, design collectives Paint Jam, Oomk and station K2K Radio
- The South Kilburn Studios formed the basis of successful pitches by Brent Council to be named the 2020 London Borough of Culture, as well as secure funding from the Mayor of London to set up The Granville, a new enterprise hub in NW London
- Being a member of the founding cohort of Future Leaders, an organisation set up to train exceptional leaders for schools in challenging circumstances. This organisation has since gone onto grow across the U.K. and is now known as School Ambition Leadership.