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Didi Akinyelure

Broadcast Journalist

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Lagos, Nigeria

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Didi Akinyelure is an Award-Winning British/Nigerian Journalist. In 2016, she won the prestigious BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. In December 2018, Didi received the University of Nottingham's Special Excellence Alumni Laureate Award.She is an accomplished multimedia journalist with extensive experience working in television, radio, text ... Read More

Didi Akinyelure is an Award-Winning British/Nigerian Journalist. In 2016, she won the prestigious BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. In December 2018, Didi received the University of Nottingham's Special Excellence Alumni Laureate Award.

She is an accomplished multimedia journalist with extensive experience working in television, radio, text and digital for the BBC, CNBC and Reuters News Agency.

Didi presented the CNBC International television series IOT: Powering the Digital Economy and Living on the Edge on the BBC World Service, a radio series focused on the impact of climate change on communities around the world.

She has presented, produced and edited television, radio and digital content for the BBC News at 10, BBC World News, BBC Focus on Africa, BBC’s Business Daily, BBC’s Newsday, and the BBC World Service.

In April 2018, her freelance report for the BBC, on Female Entrepreneurship in Nigeria, was recognised in the World Bank Women Entrepreneurs Reporting category at the One World Media Awards, held at BAFTA London.

Didi has built an impressive career as a Moderator and Speaker. In May 2019, she chaired a high level conversation with great minds at the United Nations in Geneva. Panelists included Dame Wendy Hall, Nobel Laureate, Prof. Carlo Rubbia and Prof. Jurgen Schmidhuber. The year before, she chaired a United Nations conversation with Sir Roger Penrose and Nobel Laureate, Jacques Dubochet.

Didi graduated from the University of Nottingham with a 2:1 degree in Chemical Engineering. She spent five years in the financial sector in the United Kingdom working in the asset management division of Barclays Wealth.

Didi has a passion for storytelling and this led to a career change in January 2012. She spent four years working as a Financial Journalist, anchoring and producing CNBC's live morning show Open Exchange. She has been featured in Forbes Woman magazine and included in a list of the most influential business journalists in the world.

She created A Place in Africa, a Pan-African lifestyle property television show showcasing the beauty of Africa through real estate and launched her own production company, REAP Productions. Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 5th Aug 2019

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Executive Producer / A Place in Africa / CNBC / CNBC / Jun 2016 to Mar 2017
Executive ProducerA Place in AfricaCNBCCNBC Jun 16 - Mar 17
Television Presenter / IOT: Powering the Digital Economy / CNBC / Spectrecom Films / Feb 2018 to May 2018
Television PresenterIOT: Powering the Digital EconomyCNBCSpectrecom Films Feb 18 - May 18
Radio Presenter / Living on the Edge / BBC Worldwide / BBC / Sep 2017 to Apr 2018 / BBC World Service
Radio PresenterLiving on the EdgeBBC WorldwideBBC Sep 17 - Apr 18BBC World Servic...
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Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
All BBC mandatory legal, editorial and H&S training / BBC / 2016
All BBC mandatory legal, editorial and H&S training BBC2016
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  • Agent:

    The McErnest Company

  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

    Commercials

    Corporate Communications

    Live Events

    Radio

  • Locations I can work in:

    Work Anywhere

  • Language:

    English (Fluent)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Script Writing

    Storytelling

  • Technical Skills:

    Adobe Audition

    Final Cut Pro

  • Awards:

    BBC World News Komla Dumor Award 2016

    University of Nottingham Alumni Laureate Award 2018

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