Christopher John Cleverly(1967-), Barrister, entrepreneur and television presenter
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Son of an English father and a mother from Sierra Leone, Cleverly was the first ever student from his comprehensive school in Essex to be admitted to study Law at Kings College, London. Called to the Bar in 1990, he became the youngest head of chambers in the last century after founding Trafalgar Chambers, described by the Evening Standard as 'one of Britains most diverse and coolest chambers'. He is Executive Chairman of African Potash and founded Made in Africa Foundation which seeks to give Africa independence through development. Amongst his varied entrepreneurial ventures he invented and sold 'Goco' a confectionary made from guarana. He regularly appears on TV and Radio and writes on African and African development issues.