An entrepreneur and youth campaigner has been recognised with a national honour for his services to arts.

Kojo Marfo, who lives in Borehamwood, has been given a British Citizen Award.

These awards, which launched in January 2015, acknowledge people who work to make a positive impact in our society.

The 29-year-old found his passion for the creative arts six years ago whilst studying aerospace engineering at Coventry University. He managed to curate a bespoke production called My Runway Show, which provides a platform for young adults to engage in the creative art industry.

More than 6,000 people have taken part in the show.

Speaking about his award, Mr Marfo said: Speaking about his nomination, Kojo said: “I’ve been doing this for about six years and while it’s brilliant to be given an award and I’m very grateful, I don’t do it to be recognised. I feel the award is for everyone who has been involved in the project.

“It’s not been easy, as it has been hard to get the correct funding and on your own you can only go so far.

"Hopefully receiving the British Citizen Award will inspire other young people to go out do something creative."

Mr Marfo was nominated by his partner Pamela Serwaa.

She said: “Working with Kojo I have realised he is very resilient. He never gives up and has single handedly overseen all the creative arts projects he has successfully launched and executed.

“Kojo has stuck to his vision of running a platform for youth development and creative growth. This year Kojo curated our annual campaign, ‘The youth will be televised’, which aimed to change the misrepresentation of young people in the media.

Kojo is one of 36 medallists who will be honoured at a ceremony at the Palace of Westminster on January 25.