Munya Chawawa

Munya Chawawa on his new show exploring race in Britain, creating iconic sketches and his acting ambitions

Credit: Photography Charlie Cummings and styling Jessica Swanson

His sketches parody some of the biggest news stories from Boris Johnson’s Peppa Pig fumble to Matt Hancock’s extramarital affair. 

Chawawa’s newest project, Race Around Britain, sees him travel all around the UK to educate the nation about black culture and use comedy and wit to instigate open and honest conversations about race in Britain today.

Why did you want to create your new YouTube show Race Around Britain?

The meaning of Britishness

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Screenwriter and children’s author

“I [only] think a lot about Britishness when I’m working as a screenwriter.

“Film has to work globally. When you are working for a studio, you run across a set of values that are supposed to be universal, but which Britain is often to one side of – in a good way, a way that I like.

“The film philosophy is about affirmation, simplicity, hugging, learning, about a journey.