Passionate About Inspiring change.
The CNBA Foundation is an aspiring charity organisation developed from the legacy of Carl Nathaniel Beatson-Asiedu aka ‘Charmz’, son, brother, uncle and friend. As a university student, DJ, Artist and Actor,
Carl worked hard to create opportunities for himself and utilised development
and youth schemes to further his ambitions.
“Some people make things happen, some people watch things happen, and some people just think, what happened?” – Carl Beatson Asiedu (2009)
Carl was fatally murdered in an unprovoked and unwarranted attack during the summer of 2009, whilst on holidays from University at the tender age of 19. He was a driven and positive person who enjoyed life and the Arts and before his untimely passing had achieved so much at such a young age within the Music and Arts sectors, such as starring in the BBC children's series, 'M.I. High', showcasing his talents with the London Urban Collective as well as forming a music group known as Kid 'n' Play. He also collaborated with his business partner to launch a Media focused company known as Media Mayhem.
Carl was a community inspiration!
The CNBA foundation endeavours to cultivate the essence of his spirit by creating opportunities in the Arts and Talking Therapies in the form of:
▪ Access to the Arts and education in for under represented backgrounds in Croydon.
▪ Limited scholarships to top Arts and Media Universities and educational programmes for young people in Croydon.
▪ World-class mentoring for 13-21 year olds attempting to gain access to the Music, Media and Film Industries.
▪ Becoming the top rehabilitation provider for at
risk youth in Croydon via the Arts and Talking Therapies.
The CNBA Foundation, with the support of Carl’s Family, has been established by his peers. Each of whom
have gone on to achieve success themselves, in varying forms including becoming Business Owners,
Consultants, Event Curators, IT Specialists, Event Managers, DJ’s and more.