Historian, writer, and film-maker who is an expert on military history, empire, race and slavery. He has written multiple books, and is a Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester.
He studied at the history of slavery at the University of Liverpool. After noticing that the lack of representation in British media, he started producing history programs after graduation.
He has been granted multiple awards and honors, including the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2019, for services to history and community integration.
His father was Nigerian and his mother was British.