Adisa Banjoko’s Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) has received a lot of notoriety of late after having celebrated the organization’s fifth anniversary. The HHCF graced the cover of the February 2012 edition of Chess Life and the subject of a lengthy article.
The Chess Drum has written more articles about the HHCF than any organization, but had never conducted a comprehensive interview. Finally, Daaim Shabazz of The Chess Drum was able to conduct a 30-minute Skype interview with Banjoko to get an idea of the HHCF’s evolution, some of its programs and future plans.
It was a compelling interview and covered some very interesting topics including the HHCF philosophy of using three art forms as a metaphors.
What we are trying to do is use these arts to help children find themselves and then help them develop life strategies to actualize the highest essence of who they want to be after they discover their true self.
The interview showed the passion of Banjoko and he hopes to expand the vision of the organization and make a greater impact on an national and international scale. Enjoy!
Listen to interview with Adisa Banjoko!