HYPU Committee Members

Dedication,  Hard Work ,  Perseverance

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Maxine Boyce 
Founder and Director

 

Maxine Boyce has had over 30 years experience working in the business sector from being an administrator, training officer to Human Resources.

 

Maxine headed HYPU in 2002 and has since been committed to providing a safe and positive environment to the community every year, alongside this she also has a passion for baking from when she was younger and has turned this passion into a micro business where she runs cake decorating and baking workshops for both young people and adults.

 

Maxine loves to bake and cook for her family and friends and her recipes have been passed down from her grandmother and mother.

 

Maxine runs various workshops for adults and young people - including starting your own business, fundrasing, event mangement  for more info and to book a session with maxine contact her on  0207 249 4542 or via email: Htea@live.co.uk

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Mr Beezy
HYPU Committee Member 

Hi, I’m Mr Beezy, I thought it would be good for me to give you some background info on me so you know exactly who I am.

I grew up in Tottenham an area that is struck by poverty and gang violence, in my teens I was arrested twice, which led to me spending a night in a police cell and I have experienced a lot of things that a young  boy should not have.

Further to that I failed my GCSE’s as I had low self esteem when it came to my education.  I became obese and was 21 stone not far off 22 stone with depression resting heavily on my shoulders and with me struggling to see the purpose of my life.

One day I made a decision and where I said “my past does not have to determine my future,  but I can”. Since then I went to university and graduated with a BA HONS degree and today I now run my own business as a motivational speaker helping people to fulfill their dreams all over the world.

I have also managed to lose 7 stone and get rid of not just a lot of weight, but the depression that I once battled with.  I have been motivating students across the UK for the last 10 years to be successful, be resilient and to believe in themselves.  I believe everyone should be empowered to bring out the greatness that lives within them.

Keith Franklin 
HYPU Committee Member

Born and raised in London Keith Franklin started to dj for his friends while still at school and had his first professional gig at JEAN PIERES in Greek street in 1979. From there he started his first residency alongside his brother MEL djing at one of London's premiere nights THE LIFT in London's Soho from 1981 to 1986. It was while djing at THE LIFT that Keith was introduced to house music by a friend (Trevor Lewis). When THE LIFT finally ended Keith secured a residency at London's infamous Wag Club alongside Mark Moore from S-Express.

 

 

Over the years Keith has played on various Mix shows for many radio stations including Kiss Fm, Galaxy Fm, Paris FG, Skyrock, Swedish National radio,Girls FM, Unknown FM ssradio.uk CyberJamz Radio (New  York), and now does shows foeDigitalClubradio.com 

 


Since those heady days has gone on to remix tracks for the likes of Whitney Houston, Sounds of Blackness, Ann Nesby and Marshall Jefferson's Rock Your Body,Boris Dulugosh,and Kenny Thomas Maceo Parker and Seal amongst others and is forever busy on the dj front,touring europe continuously for the past years playing at some of Europe's premiere clubs in Italy, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Ibiza etc.

Keith currently works with our young people teaching music production and DJ skills

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Beverley  Akufo - Addo (Formerly Agyeman)
HYPU Committee Member

Beverley Akufo-Addo brings a wealth of digital, events and project management expertise to HYPU. Currently a Confidence & Creativity Coach while supporting university students at a London Student's Union, Beverley is keen on impact and transformation with people in the UK and internationally. Having amassed practical and academic skills in journalism, marketing, community organising and more, Beverley supports the work of HYPU with a focus develop the future of Hackney's younger generation.

 

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Paul Mushumani
HYPU Committee Member 

Paul Mushumani   is an actor and director who also has over 20 years experience of teaching acting and directing. He trained under the late Sam Kogan, an acclaimed Russian teacher and director (alumnus of GITIS in Moscow under Maria Knebel, a student and colleague of Constantin Stanislavski). 

 

His professional directorial debut started at the Canal Cafe Theatre many moons ago directing a production of News Review.

 

Paul is the former Head of Acting at Kogan Academy where he directed over 10 plays and oversaw many students’ productions at various theatre festivals including Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe Festivals.

 

He has also led workshops in acting for musical theatre at Borgarholtsskoli school in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

In 2017 Paul led a theatre directing workshop at the University of Zimbabwe, and in 2019 he returned to Zimbabwe to facilitate a Directors mentorship programme at the Jasen Mphepo Little Theatre and the Zimbabwe Theatre Academy. As an actor he has toured nationally with Broadway Theatre Company (Golden Boy, UK, Ireland) and Sofa Productions (Checkov double bill, Shaw Theatre, Edinburgh and Moscow Arts Theatre). Other theatre’s includes Uncle Vanya (Greenwich Studios), Showcase (The Shaw Theatre), Napoleon Noir (Edgware Studios). 

 

Paul  has worked as a drama and filmmaking tutor at HYPU for over 16 years