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About This Boy, Leon Rolle (aka Locksmith)& Derek Owusu

About This Boy, Leon Rolle (aka Locksmith)& Derek Owusu

About This Boy: Growing up, making mistakes and becoming me: What I've learned from music, football and life.


Product Description

Leon "Locksmith" Rolle is one-quarter of the phenomenally successful band Rudimental. In this book, he shares his aspirational story. With chapters on mindset, self-belief and confidence, Leon encourages you to find balance and happiness, no matter what life throws at you.

Leon grew up in Hackney, where he played semi-professional football and went on to form Rudimental with three childhood friends. He says: "Things weren’t always easy for me growing up, and I made a lot of mistakes. But I don’t regret any of it, because everything that’s happened has made me Locksmith, and that makes me proud. I want you to be proud of yourself too. You have the power to be great, and successes, mistakes and failures are all just a part of life. It's the journey that counts, because that's what makes you who you are."

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Let Leon's story inspire you to embrace life and fulfil your incredible potential.

About the Author

Leon Rolle aka Locksmith, originally from Hackney in East London, is an established musician and DJ, recognized as a member of MOBO and Brit award winning UK four-piece Rudimental. He has a huge passion for sport, health and fitness. Even when he signed to Black Butter Records with Rudimental in 2011, he still managed to find time to play semi-pro football. He lives in London.

Derek Owusu is a writer, poet and podcaster from north London. He discovered his passion for literature at the age of twenty-three while studying exercise science at university. Unable to afford a change of degree, Derek began reading voraciously and sneaking into English Literature lectures at the University of Manchester. Derek edited and contributed to Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space. That Reminds Me, his first solo work, won the Desmond Elliott Prize 2020. He lives in London.
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