Raised A Rebel
This section of our website showcases people in the community who are doing great things they love. Doing what you believe in and love doesn't come easy but in the end is rewarding. "Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities." - Gloria Steinem
Josef Adamu is a Creative Director, Consultant, and Entrepreneur born and raised in Toronto, though now based in New York. In 2017, he founded a brand agency named Sunday School that caters to the development of creative campaigns and social media management for various brands. He is currently the Creative Director of the establishment. As a director, he also work very closely with notable musicians such as Mick Jenkins and Jazz Cartier to sharpen brand identity, lead art direction, develop creative concepts, and enhance the visual experience. His work can be found through the streams provided by Facebook, Nike, Teen Vogue, Shea Moisture, Universal Music, and i-D Magazine. The passion he express through each opportunity continues to evolve as he establishes new relationships and put his best foot forward.
Abby Albino (@abbyalbino) is Co-Owner/Founder of Makeway, a ‘for womxn, by womxn’ sneaker, streetwear and things boutique located in Toronto. Her and her co-founder saw a lack of representation for women in sneaker culture, as well as the streetwear industry across Canada and decided to take a step forward to make a change by creating a space for female sneakerheads with a new boutique, appropriately called Makeway, at Stackt Market on Bathurst Street near Front Street West.
Abby is also a Toronto-based sports marketing and communications professional who has managed to have some pretty incredible career moments for someone who grew up loving sports and sneakers. From overseeing PR for Toronto's biggest sports teams like the Raptors and the Maple Leafs, to Account Manager for Nike Sportswear, to now Head of Development at Mad Ruk Entertainment, Abby is an vocal advocate for women (particularly BIPOC women) in male dominated spaces.
As a proud child of immigrant parents, she is also the Co-Founder of Rise Tribe, a charity focused on powering the next generation of Filipinx-Canadian youth.
Chieff Bosompra is a result-driven person with a creative eye and expansive imagination. He had an inkling—the man is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and served at the helm of Undisposable, a brand consultancy crafting experiential marketing experiences with the likes of Boiler Room, Soundcloud, Redbull, Warner Music, and more. Using his creative management and data analytics skills; he helped businesses tell engaging stories about their brand identity, services and products, as well as helping people in the community build businesses from scratch.
Chieff knows a successful idea when he sees one. He teamed up with Top Chef Canada semi-finalist and former owner of The Dirty Bird Chicken and Waffles in Kensington Market Adrian Forte. Together, they opened up a new burger joint, Aunty Lucy’s. He was able to draw on his family’s strong ties to Ghana and a network of impressive culinary partnerships and co-conspirators to shape a dining experience so irrefutably resonant with fellow Torontonians. The first few weeks Aunty Lucy’s was consistently sold out before close. What started as a pop-up restaurant has quickly surged past what Chieff originally dreamed: and is now a downtown Toronto mainstay.