Mash P is currently in the UK on a global talent visa with a full scholarship to study music at WaterBear.
“Music saved my life, without I had nothing but bad memories”
A remarkable achievement for someone who spent 12 years on the streets and has achieved a lot since he joined WAYout six years ago, gaining certificates in filmmaking, photography and music production. He came to the UK in November 2018 to take part in the with1voice summit where he created a track about homelessness which features Frank Turner and people from around the world with experience of homelessness Have You Ever Thought About?. He also performed in Rotterdam in September 2018 when the Prince Claus Fund invited him and he appeared at WORM an avantgardistic theatre and arts space. Mash P is one of WAYout’s most talented artists. He played live at the Freetown Music Festival and supporting Frank Turner.
The video for Bread ‘n’ Butter, directed by Josta Hopps, has been official selection in many international film festivals, a finalist and award winner.
BBC World made a documentary about Mash P’s life ‘After the Jungle’
Real name Nathaniel Sesay, he also starred in WAYout’s first feature film The Choice and is a star photographer. Several of his photographs were exhibited in the UNSEEN exhibition in London, Manchester and Portland, USA.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY NATHANIEL SESAY
OTHER MASH P VIDEOS