The East-End success story of Ali Jacko’s life

The East-End success story of Ali Jacko’s life

By Antonia Filmer | 7 November, 2015
The Natural History Museum is not the instant go to venue for rock promo but under the skeleton of the Diplodocus hundreds of Ali Jacko fans waited for the global release of his first album. 
Ali Jacko is a human phenomenon, from Bangladeshi origins he is a British born East End of London success story; inspired by a chance meeting on an airplane with Muhammed Ali,  Jacko chose kickboxing  for a career,  a risky choice  for someone with SVT (a serious heart condition) but  his talent and ambition ultimately won him five World Champion titles. His humble beginnings and ultimate success have drawn numerous comparisons from Rocky to Kickass.
Bianca Gasgoine, Ali Jacko and Gwenaelle Giullamet. His musical foray began as recently as August 2015 when his most important relationship of five years fell apart, he tried wooing his beloved back with love song karaoke covers, this soon revealed a passion for singing and was a great way of expressing his emotions to the lady in question. As a fan of Bob Marley and Bryan Adams he strived to impress voice coach Matthew Thompson, clearly Sef Naqui of LBE Music Group and Illy Jaffar of Kinetic Creative Communications were equally impressed and signed him up, only 3 months later the album Give My Love a Brand New Name is released.
 
Jacko is far from retired from the sport in June 2015 he brought his boxer protégé, Suro Chakma, from Bangladesh to train under his supervision at Martin Bowers’ gym. Jacko is confident Chakma has “the right attitude, heart of a fighter and determination to be the special one”.
At 10 p.m. Neev Spencer, host of the popular mid-morning show on Kiss FM, introduced the video conceptualised by Talvin Singh (a fellow successful East Ender) …  Jacko plays the electric guitar and rock croons to blonde supermodel Jodie Kidd “true love is not just a game”, the serenade was successful and cuddles with Jodie ensued followed by scenes in front of a private jet.
Jacko is indebted to his muses, his Dad, Muhammed Ali, Mahatma Gandhi and Bangabandhu/ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The guests numbered Jacko’s friends and business associates who seemed to be interchangeable, his friends include sporting, film, fashion and media celebrities, including Salman Khan, all complement his relentless energy and repository of ideas. His entrepreneurial spirit has driven him into being competitive in food, fashion retail, broadcasting and sport production businesses, his long running show Now is the Time:Night of Combat for Channel 5 and Sky Sports became the flagship show on terrestial TV for martial arts.
Jacko is far from retired from the sport in June 2015 he brought his boxer protégé, Suro Chakma, from Bangladesh to train under his supervision at Martin Bowers’ gym. Jacko is confident Chakma has “the right attitude, heart of a fighter and determination to be the special one”.
The kaleidoscope of lighting colours blended over the bar which was a fountain of champagne and cocktails, Jacko’s friends say he is a night owl often texting at 2am, as the rest of Jacko’s album played over the chattering guests and the skeletal diplodocus this reporter went home for an early night.

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