Dr. Jak Beula started his illustrious career as a singer-song writer, before becoming a social worker with Islington Council. After working with young people who were disaffected and marginalized by society, he decided to produce an “uplifting” board game which offered positive role models of people of African descent. The game was named “Nubian Jak” and became a multi-award winning success both in the UK, and parts of the US. The Nubian Jak game today now includes books, a mobile app, and an English Heritage approved African history commemoration programme considered by some to be the most reknown plaque and sculpture scheme in the world.
Below is an early video, created in the 1990’s by the BBC – about Jak, and his board game.