Babatunde Aléshé

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Babatunde is a comedian, actor, and writer. He won the Amused Moose National New Comic Award, and Best Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards. Known for his on-screen partnership on Celebrity Gogglebox with Mo Gilligan, he has also appeared on The Weakest Link, Steph's Packed Lunch, and Stand Up to Cancer.


Babatunde Aléshé is a rising star in British Comedy. He has performed for audiences of thousands at the O2, and Hackney Empire. His stand up presents a hilariously fresh perspective, which showcases his stagecraft and comic timing.

Babatunde’s TV credits include Romesh Ranganathan’s reboot of The Weakest Link, Guessable, The Stand-Up Sketch Show, Jonathan Ross’ Stand-Up Club, Don’t Hate the Playaz, Steph's Packed Lunch, and Stand Up to Cancer. He has acted in Law & Order: UK, New Tricks, Doctor Who, and EastEnders. He also went into the Australian jungle on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

Babatunde is part of the cast for the multi award winning Celebrity Gogglebox and quickly become a fan favourite. He also featured in the documentary Black, British and Funny, celebrating artists and icons from the Black British circuit.


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JLA Presents

Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

We were joined at 87 Barts Close by three brilliant speakers on a panel that delved into the complex world of Artificial Intelligence. Over the hour our panellists de-mystified AI, speaking about AI’s immense promise for enhancing our lives, alongside the apprehension it has generated regarding job security, privacy infringement, and ethical considerations.


87 Barts Close, 87 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7EB


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, Julia Gillard, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, London