One-half of the chart-topping duo Rizzle Kicks, Jordan Stephens has made an undeniable impression on the music industry and beyond. From bestselling albums to award-winning raps, it’s not just Jordan’s musical ability that has seen him become a popular and well-regarded celebrity. Using his established platform to highlight important issues surrounding diversity, mental health and inclusion, Jordan is known to speak out on such essential topics. Whether he’s referring to his personal experiences or relating to the corporate environment, Jordan’s impact as a speaker is undeniable.
Breaking into the spotlight in 2008, Jordan joined forces with Harley Alexander-Sule to form Rizzle Kicks. With style, talent and personality it’s no surprise the pair went straight to number one in the UK Charts with Heart Skips a Beat alongside Olly Murs. Selling more than 1 million singles worldwide and releasing crowd favourites including Down with the Trumpets and Mama Do the Hump, ensured Jordan and Harley were global sensations.
Having amassed a huge fan following, Jordan has used his reach to raise awareness for issues that are prominent in society and have affected him personally. Having grown up in a mixed-race family in London, Jordan has been vocal about his experiences of racial discrimination, and the impact such discrimination has had on the opportunities and challenges he has faced in the industry. Furthermore, Jordan is the co-founder of the #IAmWhole campaign, which aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health problems. Through #IAmWhole, Jordan has used music, social media and live events to support the cause.
Most recently, Jordan has combined his advocacy work with a solo music career under the name AI the Native and acting roles in the likes of Star Wars. Much of his other time is dedicated to speaking engagements, where he discusses the themes of diversity, inclusion and acceptance and their relation to mental health.