FRONT with Ngunan Adamu – BBC Producer and iWoman Academy Founder
“It’s so important to showcase yourself and let people know you’re proud of who you are”. BBC presenter + producer and Founder of iWoman, Ngunan Adamu joins me for a conversation about FRONT. We get into owning your identity, serving others and sticking it out – plus Ngunan’s experience as a Nigerian-scouser!
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Ngunan is a trained Journalist, multi-media trainer and entrepreneur, working for varying departments within BBC with a focus on outreach, youth and music. Ngunan has been at the BBC for fifteen years working locally, nationally and internationally, with a passion for working with women and young people, using media especially radio to empower and educate the masses.
She’s currently the producer and presenter of Upfront which is a Black Magazine show at BBC Radio Merseyside focusing on news, current affairs, stories, and music that is of interest to the Merseyside Black community. She’s also an international multimedia trainer for the BBC World Service, traveling the globe training foreign journalists and editors for the BBC World Service.
After 10 beautiful years with the BBC, Ngunan set up her own radio academy; iWoman Academy CIC, working with women over the age of 19, using media as a wellbeing tool to increase confidence and empower women all over the world.
In 2015 Ngunan was successful in gaining a place on the School of Social Entrepreneurs North West start-up programme, where she was able turn her passion into a reality; iWoman Academy CIC was born and in August 2016 with its first course launched in September 2016 at FACT a multimedia social enterprise company in Liverpool.
Because of her passion for disengaged and disadvantage communities, Ngunan’s reputation grew amongst her BBC colleagues as the ‘Outreach person’ giving her access to brilliant projects such as BBC News School Report, BBC Radio 1Xtra UTakeover, BBC Hackney Academy, BBC Step Up and Connecting Classrooms with the British Council but also covering stories such as Stop and Search, Gun and Gang Violence, teenage mothers etc…
What we cover:
- Finding brilliance in being “different”
- Ngunan’s journey with iWoman Academy
- The impact of COVID-19 on working mothers
- Black Lives Matter
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Connect with Ngunan: iWoman Academy – Twitter – Instagram