‘Life Inna Lockdown 2020 Behind Closed Doors’

Book Out Saturday 11th July 2020
Virtual Book Launch Saturday 15
th August 2020 3pm 5:30pm

The book captures a six-week snapshot of these women’s lives through journals, stories, and poetry. What kept them going? Could they see the light at the end of the tunnel? Who were their support networks? Each to their own on how they coped but writing this book together has given them a sense of empowerment and support for each other.

Discussing ‘lockdown’ during a weekly zoom community social group was just the springboard Veronica Ebanks needed to plant the seed with Dee Bailey for Life Inna Lockdown 2020 Behind Closed Doors.

This ‘must read’ book is born out of Simply Deez Events, (a Luton-based community group) and part funding from the National Lottery. A percentage of the royalties will be re-invested back into local community work and various charities.

Published and sponsored by Marcia Spence, CEO of Marcia M Publishing House who recognised that these women had to open their closed doors and tell their stories!

For more information: @lifeinnalockdown2020


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Chisongwe Primary School donations

Since Unika was established we have been supporting children and elders in Malawi. With all the educational material we collected from our donors these children now have a library with lots of books to read and improve their education. A big thank you to Mrs Carol Brown for all her efforts over the years. Our work will continue and every help and donations of unwanted books , toys or children old uniforms and clothing will go a very long way for us. 

Vote of thanks from Chisongwe Children on receiving their donations of Books click here


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Unika Charity to host a free for all Music Festival on its 3rd Anniversary.

By Ian Carter Phiri

UK based charitable organisation Unika, will on November 25, host a free admission African Music festival to celebrate its 3rd Anniversary, in Luton, Bedfoshire courtesy of the Big Lottery Fund who has financed the event.

The free for all music festival is expected to attract people from all walks of life and will be graced with a marathon of an action – packed music bonanza performed by UK based celebrated artists and with lots of sizzling Food & drink. The anniversary will take place at Lewsey Farm Trust, 92 Tomlinson Avenue, Luton LU4 0QQ from 18:00 – 23:30 GMT.

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Founder and Trustee of Unika Charity, Munya Sajanga says that this year they have decided to bring the splendour of the African cultural heritage into the celebration through music, dancers, poets and exhibitors from different countries so that they can celebrate each other’s different cultures and bring about unity and togetherness amongst communities from different cultural backgrounds, she says adding that everything has been fully funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

The night, according to Sajanga, will be fascinated with country’s top brightest stars and notch music loyalties comprising, Gospel Sensation Sis Maneli, Ugandan Electrifying Stage Masters Biggz Holiday & Rasta Soke and Nigerian born music genius, Londonspec,

Also performing on the night will be the Zimbabwean born Multi – talented Reggae Superstar, Mathias ‘Matty’ Julius, Kudzie Max and the Limpopo Groove from Reading. The night will also be graced by TFL Poetry winner of the year, Neb Moyo and Tene.

Yet another inspiration of the night will be the marvellous Afrizz dancers that will take the night away with their afro beats dance moves. The Anniversary celebration will be supported with sound engineering by Pamtengo Radio.

Unika is aimed at building a socially inclusive society where all people feel valued regardless of individual differences. Since its inception three years ago, Unika has been helping the elderly and the communities to claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty thereby fostering dignified, secure, active and healthy lives in the UK and developing countries such as Malawi and Zimbabwe in Africa.
With its continued efforts to building a socially inclusive society where all people feel valued regardless of individual differences, Unika continues touching lives by offering Christmas dinners around Luton for the elderly during festive seasons and supply of clothing to the communities. Besides, Unika has also constructed 7 boreholes in Nathenje, Malawi that caters for safe and clean drinking water for the communities.

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Sajanga says Unika believes in helping people earn a better living through responses to tackling abuse against the vulnerable and undertaking humanitarian work adding that her charity is also involved in other projects such as ALTEREGO (Fight Against domestic abuse) health care services that includes provisions of preventative and educational programmes relating to HIV/AIDS but also Pamtengo Radio disc jockeying Training Project being funded by Big Lottery.

’’We have practical practical lessons offered on disc jockeying skills, broadcasting skills and presenter skills to the disadvantaged young adults from the black and ethic minority communities, who have a deep passion for music and related fields in a skill based programme’’says the Unika Boss.

For bookings for a free ticket register on the eventbrite on the following link:


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