CAREER PORTFOLIO

2017

 

BBC Minute

I am currently a broadcast journalist presenting bulletins for younger BBC World Service audiences.

BBC Minute is a programme which produces 60-second broadcast bulletins every 30 minutes. It is aimed at digitally connected audiences and promises an alternative news source from the BBC World Service. BBC Minute is available for download on iTunes and is also be distributed via partnerships with radio music stations around the world, particularly those aimed at younger listeners.

BBC Minute keeps audiences updated on what’s trending and being shared on social media as well as the latest international news headlines, plus sport, tech, entertainment and science. BBC Minute is updated twice an hour, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To hear my bulletins check out and follow my sound page by clicking  here.

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7 questions to my 107-year-old grandma

I flew to Nigeria to interview one of my greatest role models. Probably the most personal documentary I’ve made and will continue to cherish.

 

UPDATE: Through hundreds of shares on Twitter, aa photo shared of me and my grandma after her 108th birthday, a blogger from Ghana wrote a piece on grandma and my film, read here.

BBC Expert Women 

I was the producer, researcher and helped organise the London-based event looking to get more women on radio and TV.

The BBC Academy in conjunction with BBC News and Women in Film and Television UK  held a free media familiarisation day for women with particular expertise who have an interest in appearing on television, radio and online as contributors or presenters.

The day was a success and it was refreshing working in a female driven journalism environment.

 

 

 

 

So Trump, what will you do about Black Lives Matter?

In the aftermath and result of the US elections, I was keen to not only delver further into the most popular hashtag ever about police brutality, but to also look at what change the newly elected president of America could bring to this heavy subject.

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2016

100 Women

100 Women is an award-winning series looking at women in the 21st century and focuses on bigger issues and achievements of women in society today. I launched a group of young digital activists called The Girls’ Champions:

(click on images below to direct you straight to link)

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I then produced and presented a video taking place at a famous museum which was taken over by a woman of colour magazine, which during this evening hosted a series of workshops. I explored the workshop – on twerking:

 

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I hosted and presented a Facebook live with some of The Girls’ Champions asking if speaking about sex today is still a taboo:

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As well as interviewing one of them:

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BBC Television; Development

Working in development is definitely a great crossover into television. I initially began as a researcher pitching ideas for BBC Two. Within this particular hub our team partnered up with BBC Worldwide, meaning our programme ideas have to sell worldwide, and can’t be one-off programme ideas and documentaries. This built up my sharpness and thinking skills of being creative and clear with my ideas and how to pitch them to commissioners and execs.

 

2015

The World Service

I worked as a freelancer on shows on BBC World Service such as Outside Source, World Have Your Say and Newsday, which are well respected radio programmes broadcasting to listeners worldwide. Working on some of these programmes entailed working bizarre hours, mainly due to the fact that we would be speaking to countries with different time zones. Working in international news is such an exciting experience like no other.

 

BBC Africa

I was a freelance video producer for the digital team and created daily content to publish on BBC Africa online, so video editing was a skill I practised daily and thoroughly enjoyed, especially when working in a face paced environment with breaking news.

https://www.facebook.com/bbcafrica/videos/vb.285361880228/10153777569455229/?type=2&theater

IC-FREE

I started writing for ic-free last year, a platform that sheds positive light on people who wouldn’t usually receive it through mainstream media. People read ic3, discuss ic3, learn new stories and testimonies about these people, whilst discovering what great things they’re doing, and then grow from it. A few reads to follow:

http://www.ic3mag.com/2016/01/layers-short-film-by-mathieu-ajan.html

http://www.ic3mag.com/2016/01/tito-is-last-job-application-you-will.html

http://www.ic3mag.com/2015/11/she-gyms-up-to-6-times-week-is.html

http://www.ic3mag.com/2016/02/coming-out-to-hundreds-of-thousands.html 

East London Radio

I am a presenter on an all-female talk show called The Talk since May 2015. It’s been refreshing being able to express views with other women from different walks of life. We speak about all things current affairs based, and build really good conversation over things that matter in today’s society.

Below are podcast links to a few of the shows I’ve co-presented:

 

Current Affairs TV

As a big lover of current affairs documentaries, online and TV, I presented online videos for BBC Trending’s YouTube channel discussing world trending issues in 60 seconds. Below are a few light-hearted ones:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-33735177

 

2014

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My BBC journey began in September 2014 – with a grad scheme for 12 months that I was fortunate enough to bag after one of the best interviews I’ve ever had. I learned the ins and outs out of radio, worked with one of the most hard-working and charismatic presenters and broadcasters, from music radio to radio documentaries, to current affairs radio, and more.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/entries/326781e1-f773-445e-9c80-90ddd35a54d3