“Stabbed 7 times! As I lay dying in the ambulance, i had a conversation with God”
AMANI SIMPSON is an award-winning social entrepreneur and youth leader. At the age of 21 he was stabbed 7 times after intervening in a robbery attempt.
Since then he has dedicated his life to empowering young people through digital media, events and personal development under his social enterprise Aviard Inspires CIC. At the start of 2019 he produced a powerful short film: Amani about his life starring Joivan Wade (Doom Patrol, Shiro’s Story) which amassed 1 million views in only 4 days!
Amani is using his short film and story in schools, alternative provisions and at events as a tool to transform lives of young people across the country. He has also recently been named as the North London Ambassador for the Mayor of London’s ‘London Needs You Alive’ campaign.
As a believer Amani believes that we should all shine out Christ-Light for the world to see and glorify our father in heaven. One of his favourite verses is Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Watch as Amani shares some practical pointers on RETALIATION
To keep up with Amani and the incredible work he’s doing, follow him on Instagram @amani.simpson and Twitter is: @aviard_inspires and @aviardmarns