(From top left: interviewing international musician Davido in Lagos Nigeria, preparing for an outside broadcast at Nigeria’s 2019 elections, at the new broadcasting house BBC studio in London, doing a report at an anti knife crime rally in London, interviewing Jidenna at Afronation music festival in Portugal, doing voiceover for BBC World’s Outliers)
Love Janessa, 2023
Behind every catfish, there’s a bait. Who is Janessa Brazil? Stolen images of an adult entertainment star are being used to con victims out of thousands of dollars, breaking hearts in the process. Journalist Hannah Ajala embarks on a quest to find Janessa, in this 8-part true crime series. And who is responsible for catfishing scams? Produced for the BBC World Service and CBC Podcasts by Antica Productions and Telltale Industries. Listen to the series, here.
Articles written by me for Media Diversity Institute:
HOW ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM COULD IMPACT THE LIVES OF MINORITY WOMEN IN NIGERIA
LESSONS LEARNT FROM CHANNEL 4’S BLACK TO FRONT INITIATIVE: AN INTERVIEW WITH AYSHAH TULL
THE VIRAL CASE OF CHILD Q HIGHLIGHTS THE UK’S INSTITUTIONAL RACISM
NOVAK DJOKOVIC AND THE MEDIA’S MISSED OPPORTUNITIES
WHEN US OUTLETS COVER BLACK SHOOTINGS: AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL GASKINS
THE IMPORTANCE OF HIGHLIGHTING BLACK BRITISH JOURNALISTS
How did #EndSARS change Nigeria? – BBC World Service Africa Daily podcast
Meghan Markle’s interview raises questions about media portrayals in the UK and the US – Artcle
Celebrating groundbreaking physio journeys – Article
Proud and Unafraid – Being LGBTQ in Nigeria – documentary produced by me:
The UK’s NHS Black Nurses at the frontline of Covid-19 – Article
Commissioning Black writers all year round – not just in Black History Month – Article
Is real-life allyship remaining as impactive as it was on social media? – Article
Since 2020, I have been working around West Africa working on a range of real life and current affairs stories..
Below are some of the work I’ve been carrying out whilst travelling across West Africa:
Article: For many Nigerians, lockdown is not an option
Article: Sierra Leone going plastic-free with entrepreneurship
Article for BBC Online: What does it mean to be a Black traveller?
BBC Africa Daily Podcast: Why are some in the diaspora returning home?
BBC Radio interview: Speaking with blogger Omotoke Fatoki, who travelled to all 36 Nigerian states
BBC Radio interview: Sierra Leonean journalist Asmaa James (listen from 15:20)
BBC Radio interview: Gambian musician Jizzle
BBC Radio interview: the Senegalese singer who doesn’t put herself ‘in a box’
BBC Radio interview: Ghanaian chef Fiona Koranteng
BBC Radio interview: Interview with musician Jidenna on connecting with the continent
BBC Radio interview: Interview with author Tomi Adeyemi
BBC Radio interview: Interview – How Femi Kuti found his sound
BBC Radio interview: Interview with Ghanaian director of film Gold Coast Lounge (listen from 48:37)
BBC Radio interview: Interview with founder of Vitae London, William Adoasi
BBC Radio interview: Interview with blogger Annette Abena
BBC Radio interview: Interview with the founder of Afronation
BBC Radio interview: Interview with director and photographer Danny Wonders
BBC Radio interview: Interview with founder of AFREADA, Nancy Adimora
BBC Radio interview: Interview with artist Sarah Owusu
BBC Radio interview: Interview with musician Masego
BBC Radio interview: Interview with Ghanaian musician Stonebwo
BBC Radio interview: Interview with the founders of When In Zim
BBC Radio interview: Interview with author Reni Amayo
BBC Radio interview: Interview with director Scilla Owusu
BBC World Service: Why Nigeria’s election matters – presented by me
BBC News: Nigerian migrants: Why are numbers to Europe dropping? – presented by me
BBC News: Does twerking objectify or empower? – video presented and produced by me
BBC News: British-Nigerian wedding MC: I love a good love story – video produced by me
BBC News: Beauty beyond the scars – video produced by me
BBC News: The repats moving back to Nigeria – series presented/produced by me
BBC News: Interview with Mr Eazi: Afrobeats artist with international ambitions
7 questions to my 107-year-old Grandma – video presented and produced by me
Memories from living in a London tower block… #RememberGrenfell
We’re getting married in our twenties — this is how we’re finding it
How to stay consistent in your side hustle(s) whilst working full time
Trolled for giving sex advice to strangers
Tanya Compas: A love for gym and travelling the world, and empowering young women.
TiTo is the last job application you’ll ever need!
The Twitter bot that ‘corrects’ people who say ‘illegal immigrant’
ME PRESENTING DOCUMENTARIES & DIGITAL VIDEO
Consumerism: In love with my Jordans
Nigeria’s Booming Business: the peoples stories
So Trump, what will you do about Black Lives Matter?
BBC Trending trends of the week
Is Africa getting addicted to social media?
Saudi Arabia’s first fashion week
East London Radio community show
You can also check out my SoundCloud with more of my radio work by clicking here.
For more shows of me presenting on East London Radio, click here.
Where It All Began
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.