Hussain Manawer

United Kingdom

Campaigner, social entrepreneur, poet, mental health spokesman and future astronaut, Hussain Manawer, is unlike anyone you will ever meet; with the power to captivate an audience of thousands with just a few spoken words, this rising star has already achieved so much in his short life.With a career that has already spanned PR and advertising and founding his own creative agency, at 25-years-old, Hussain has also been active in raising thousands of pounds for charity.

In 2015, Hussain entered and won the Kruger Cowne’s Rising Star Competition after a breath-taking spoken-word performance at the One Young World Summit 2015 in Bangkok. One of thousands of entrants from over 90 countries, his enthusiastic and dynamic stage presence saw him battle the issues surrounding mental health, leading to a standing ovation from the 2000 strong audience and an influx of social media support. His videos have since been viewed tens of thousands of times. Taking on the position of the Kruger Cowne Rising Star, Hussain will become the voice of the next generation and will travel into space with XCOR Space Expeditions. Presented with the opportunity to experience the world from an entirely new perspective, as the Kruger Cowne Rising Star, Hussain will provide new insight into global discussions on some of the world’s most pressing issues.