Meet the Team
Beginning her career in 1997 as a talent co-ordinator seeking talent for recording contracts for a major worldwide label and heading the recruitment and management for a new music consultancy serving the film, music, broadcast and advertising industries in the UK. A successful company manager and creative business consultant in a diverse group of start up media businesses and established worldwide brands. Her first company management role came at just 20 years old whilst still at University.
After enjoying much success and many ethical years in the business and media world, she Co- founded Walk Talkin Entertainment, a company built on the concept of giving back to the community through music and the arts in events and other mixed media. It was here that the idea for a UK partner of the company and UNIFUNK began. Consuela has travelled around the globe frequently and has been moved by music and the arts worldwide, as well as by communities all over the world finding enlightenment and passion through creativity.
She is an avid supporter and participator in the charitable sector.
Artist Shahla Karkouti is a UK events promoter, musician and PR extraordinaire. Her work has taken her far and wide and Shahla has extensive experience in producing wrap parties, premiere parties and press junkets for clients at film festivals in London, Cannes, Dubai, Toronto, Doha, Berlin.
Often donating a lot of her time and energy to charity work, Shahla started out at the age of 22 as the youngest selected trustee of a charity in UK history with IAC, a children’s Charity for children and teenagers physically affected by wars in the middle East. In Brazil, her good work went further into the NGO field, building schools in the slums of Rio while performing in venues across the region. In Dubai Shahla devised and implemented an art exchange project between the Middle East and Rio de Janeiro, maximising her contacts on both sides of the Atlantic.
Now back in London her passion for music takes centre stage. Being a musician she is often found working along-side respected industry names and has a gift to spot new talent and promotes new artists. As a regular events producer, Shahla is constantly on the scene putting on a wide array of nights from live world music events to warehouse parties with her team of like minded promoters. It was back in London that the idea for the UNIFUNK event partnership came about knowing that together with Consuela they were heading in the same direction; bringing ethical music events to life.
Rive holds background in cutting edge sportswear design consultancy, customer relationship management, event and music production as well as a natural ability for out of the box and strategic thinking. He first worked with Unifunk 2012 and joins us in 2013 on Artist relations. Rive garners a great understanding of a variety on music genres with exceptional knowledge of Hip Hop. He is also one of London’s coolest Hip Hop DJs.