Criss Kaengele is a Business student using his entrepreneurial skills to help launch his music career.

The Rapper and former Cardinal Langley RC High School student has a growing following across his social media platforms and is also starting to use some of the skills gained from his business course as he runs his own record label with his brother.

Criss's musical style is unique, seeing himself as a rapper but with influences from across different genres.  The 18-year-old said: “I like all kinds of music, but I mainly listen to a lot of American Hip Hop and Afrobeat. Both genres have influenced a lot of my music. I also like any band or musician that puts their soul into their music and makes you feel good when listening.”

When talking about his dreams for the future, Criss said: “My big ambition is to have a career in the music industry and tour the world performing. In the short term, I am also thinking about applying for university as an option to help my career.”

Caitlin Bindley, Criss’s tutor at Bury College, added: “Criss is a brilliant student who works very hard both in and outside the college. We are all very proud of him in the Bury College Business Academy and wish him all the success in his music and business career!”

With our business courses, you will study all elements of running and managing a business whilst getting the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice by taking part in a range of fundraising and entrepreneurial events: