(From top left: interviewing Jidenna at Afronation music festival, preparing for an outside broadcast leading up to Nigeria’s 2019 elections, at the new broadcasting house BBC studio in London, doing a report at an anti knife crime rally, interviewing Mr Eazi in Ghana, doing voiceover for BBC World’s Outliers)
For most of this year, I have been working around West Africa (from December 2019 to August 2020). Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Senegal, Nigeria.
Below are some of the work I’ve been carrying out whilst out here:
It’s time for Black journalists to talk about payment
speaking with blogger Omotoke Fatoki, who travelled to all 36 Nigerian states
Article: The UK’s NHS Black Nurses at the frontline of Covid-19
Article: For many Nigerians, lockdown is not an option
Radio interview: the Senegalese singer who doesn’t put herself ‘in a box’
Sierra Leone going plastic-free with entrepreneurship
Radio interview: Gambian musician Jizzle
Radio interview: Sierra Leonean journalist Asmaa James (listen from 15:20)
interview: Ghanaian chef Fiona Koranteng Most recognised pieces of work:
Article for BBC Online – What does it mean to be a Black traveller?
Interview with musician Jidenna on connecting with the continent
Interview – How Femi Kuti found his sound
Interview with author Tomi Adeyemi
Nigerian migrants: Why are numbers to Europe dropping?
Why Nigeria’s election matters – presented by me
The repats moving back to Nigeria – series presented/produced by me
Does twerking objectify or empower? – video presented and produced by me
Beauty beyond the scars – video produced by me
British-Nigerian wedding MC: I love a good love story – video produced by me
Interview with Mr Eazi: Afrobeats artist with international ambitions
And for some more of my work below..
RADIO DISCUSSIONS/ INTERVIEWS
Interview with Ghanaian director of film Gold Coast Lounge (listen from 48:37)
nterview with director and photographer Danny Wonders
Interview with the founder of Afronation
Interview with founder of Vitae London, William Adoasi
Interview with blogger Annette Abena
Interview with artist Sarah Owusu
Interview with musician Masego
Interview with founder of AFREADA, Nancy Adimora
Interview with Ghanaian musician Stonebwoy
Interview with the founders of When In Zim
Interview with author Reni Amayo
Interview with director Scilla Owusu
BBC London early breakfast show with Petrie Hosken
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!
7 questions to my 107-year-old Grandma
Consumerism: In love with my Jordans
Nigeria’s Booming Business: the peoples stories
So Trump, what will you do about Black Lives Matter?
Who are the Girls’ Champions?
Talking about sex: a taboo?
The Twitter bot that ‘corrects’ people who say ‘illegal immigrant’
Is Africa getting addicted to social media?
Adekunle Gold and afro sound
Jacob Zuma resigns
Rhonda Rousey joins WWE
Saudi Arabia’s first fashion week
The Brexit deal
East London Radio community show
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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.