"Kemi's enthusiasm when writing for Neon was much appreciated and she never missed a deadline. I would not hestitate to recommend her to anybody looking for writers". David Farrer- Founder, NEON
"Kemi was a wonderful contributing writer during her time at Deux Hommes. With a strong command of the language and knack for words, her fashion coverage felt engaging, yet natural and seamless. Speaking to her character, she exudes positivity and charm. I have high hopes for Kemi in both her written career and future successes". Alexander Cao- Associate Editor, DEUX HOMMES
"Working with Kemi was always phenomenal as she was someone who would do anything to get the story. She was relentless in her fashion reporting and investigative nature, eager to learn and was never scared of 'failure', criticism or asking questions, especially if it was to make a story better. Her immense hard-work, unwavering determination and ridiculous thirst for knowledge, always pushed the publication and her co-workers to be better, hence why she has risen so quickly in the fashion and journalism industries. I highly recommend Kemi to any team as she would be a great asset". Amy Vosejpka- Digital Content Director, DEUX HOMMES (FORMER)
"Kemi contributed a series of theatre reviews to Exeunt during 2017. She was always an enthusiastic, committed and passionate writer who adhered to deadlines and responded very well to feedback. Her reviews demonstrated a particular interest in fashion and design, making them enjoyable to read. Kemi is a friendly, hard-working and driven person and is always great to work with" Rosemary Waugh- Reviews Editor, EXEUNT Magazine
"Kemi Akilapa is a smart cookie. Her calm, helpful demeanour conceals a pin-sharp intellect, strong work ethic and fine attention to detail. She's a credible woman, a good team player and a darn good writer" Rob Young- Writer, Freelance
"It was a pleasure working with Kemi at SANT Magazine. Kemi was eager to take all comments good and bad to improve her writing. Seizing every opportunity with great enthusiasm, she'd happily go above and beyond the required work and was always prompt with her submissions". Sarah Mita- Lead Sub Editor, SANT MAGAZINE (FORMER)
"Kemi was a part of the social media team at SANT Magazine and has been a valuable member to SANT. Kemi managed our Facebook page and put in a lot of effort to increase the amount of followers we had. She proved to the team that she can work independently but also follow guidelines. Kemi always has new ideas, is proactive and ambitious. I highly recommend Kemi". Josefin Lundahl- Creative Director, SANT MAGAZINE
"Kemi is a hardworking and talented writer with fresh, original and creative ideas. She is very pleasant to work with, always does more than the ask and is not afraid to go the extra mile to fulfill her tasks.
Extremely punctual and regular with her articles, Kemi has a keen eye for the London fashion, lifestyle, arts and culture scene and has the skill sets to write a varied range of articles, features and interviews. She has represented SANT at many events including a press day at the V & A.
Kemi's contributions for SANT Magazine did not limit to writing- she was an active member of the social media team and brought some interesting ideas to the table. being the only writer in the social media team, Kemi had a different outlook on strategies and that helped us quite a bit.
Kemi was a joy to work with and I would highly recommend hiring Kemi for a relevant post. She has the potential to become a successful writer in the near future.
Good luck Kemi!". Alisha Attawala- Editor-in-Chief, SANT Magazine
"Kemi's pro-activeness shines through. She doesn't just come up with ideas: she plans, she reaches out to others, and she executes to the best of her ability. And even when things don't quite go to plan, she learns from her/team's mistakes and keeps going.
In 2017, she joined my newly launched media website, Fringe Frequency, as its Culture Editor. Since starting, she has created new regulars for the website, supported our coverage of events, helped us push our social media pages, and more besides. She's been a terrific partner to work with. Her thirst for storytelling has been crucial in bringing new faces and more variety to Fringe Frequency, and long may it continue.
Her tenacity, her thirst for storytelling and her pro-activeness are all qualities that will made her a strong leader or team member of any organisation". Aaron Lee- Editor-in-Chief & Founder, FRINGE FREQUENCY
"Kemi did a great job at drafting a press release for me, she was able to express what I was saying much clearer than I was. I would definitely work with her again" Christine Boakye- Entrepreneur, Freelance
"Kemi is a regular writer for us at Litro where she reviews plays and films. Her reviews are thoughtful and insightful and she expresses herself with lucidity and clarity; she also demonstrates unfailing diligence in turning around her reviews. She is a great asset to the Arts and Culture section." Daniel Janes- Arts Editor, LITRO MAGAZINE