He just wowed a 5000+ audience at the Sydney International Convention Centre where he spoke of People Power and saving the environment from man-made mistakes. Yes, TEDxSydney was one of Solli's happiest milestones.
Solli Raphael also recenlty embraced the opportunity to perform onstage at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in front of a live audience of 35,000 and televised to 1.5 billion people across the globe.
At only 13 years of age, Solli thrives on challenges such as raising awareness for important social and global issues and considers himself a budding humanitarian & an enthusiastic environmentalist.
Solli won the 2017-18 National Australian Poetry Slam Championship title against an all-adult competition at the Sydney Opera House, holding the title for the youngest ever winner!
The ambitious teen has many dreams and he's not afraid to bring them to life! Signed with Penguin Random House Australia and due for release in September 2018, Solli’s debut book Limelight includes several introductory chapters looking at traditional poetry forms and slam poetry, as well as tips on developing writing ideas and performing. Filled with his own experiences of creating poetry and speaking in public, such as Solli’s top 10 ways to manage writer’s block, this book engages kids & teens on their level and encourages them to speak up for a better future of their own.
Solli's vision is to be an influential person in the hope to create change, one word at a time.