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Meet The Critics returns to Colourful Radio on with a LIVE Black Panther special

Colourful Radio have announced that Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe will host a second series of panel show Meet The Critics.

The format will return for a 10 week run on Friday 16th February at the new time of 7pm. Joining him on each show will be 4 pundits from the world of film as they debate the week’s talking points in the movie business and other considered topics.

It’s also been announced that journalist Elizabeth Pears, news editor at Buzz Feed UK, will be joining the regular line-up of pundits for season 2.

The pundits for season 1 included Daryl Sledge, Paul Atherton,
Issac Tomiczek, Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Simone Pennant, Paulette Harris-German, Stephan Pierre Mitchell, Jo Eluka and Jesse Quinones.

The new series will kick off with a live hour long discussion of the movie Black Panther – scheduled to be released across the UK on 12 February.

The new series will be universally accessible on digital radio via, via apps, mobile and across London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow. Listeners will also be able to interact with the show online via the Twitter handle (@_MeetTheCritics)

About Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe
Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe is the director of the British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) which he founded in 2005 having previously worked for the BFM (Black Filmmaker Magazine) International Film Festival and the Screen Nation Film & TV Awards. To date, the festival has screened over 500 films, securing broadcast platforms for BAME and urban independent writers, actors, actresses, producers and directors on the BBC i-player, Channel 4, Community Channel and London Live. In September 2015, BUFF launched its’ own awards and honours system to showcase creative talent that has been championed by the festival. In 2016, BUFF was ranked by as the top film festival for diversity for audiences to attend in the world. In 2017, the BUFF awards, which are hosted annually, was broadcast live on Facebook.

About Colourful Radio
Colourful Radio is a multi-award-winning, unique, independent 24/7 music and conversation digital radio service on DAB, Apps, TuneIn, and online at We do ‘great MUSIC. engaging CONVERSATION’.

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Esther Alade to host The Discourse on ABN Radio

From Wednesday 6th December 2017 Esther Alade will be hosting the socio-political and culture talk show ” The Discourse”. The show will broadcast every Wednesday starting from tomorrow from 7am – 1oam

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BBC launches services for Ethiopia and Eritrea

The BBC World Service has launched three websites for Ethiopia and neighbouring Eritrea as part of its biggest expansion since the 1940s.

The sites would be a “source of truth” in a region with limited independent media, said BBC editor Will Ross.

The Amharic, Afaan Oromo and Tigrinya sites’ launch will be followed in a few months by the launch of radio programmes in the three languages.

The UK government announced a funding boost for the World Service in 2015.

It paved the way for the expansion drive in Africa and Asia.

“We know that there is a great deal of hunger for audiences in Ethiopia and Eritrea to access a broad range of high quality content in Amharic, Afaan Oromo and Tigrinya,” said Ross, head of the new services.

Eritrea won independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a 30-year war.

Tensions with Ethiopia remain high across a closed and heavily fortified border.

An estimated 80,000 people died during a 1998-2000 border war between the two states.

“There is also a significant diaspora, which retains strong links with ‘home’. The political situation in both countries has triggered the development of a large vocal, activist presence in the diaspora,” he said.

“The current news choice for many in Ethiopia is either a pro-government platform at home or a vehemently anti-government offer from the diaspora.”

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The Ge’ez alphabet

  • Amharic and Tigrinya use the Ge’ez alphabet
  • Afaan Oromo used to be written in Ge’ez but now uses Latin
  • The Ge’ez alphabet is more than 5,000 years old
  • The Ge’ez language is now only used in religious services but its script is used in 13 other languages spoken in Ethiopia and Eritrea
  • It is written from left to right, like Latin
  • It has 26 consonants, which are written slightly differently according to which of seven vowel sounds follow them

The new Facebook pages in the three languages have already generated a lot of interest. The Afaan Oromo site had more than 30,000 likes after just three days.

However, internet penetration is currently very low in both states, and the planned launch of radio programmes would be a vital part of the BBC’s “rich mix of content” for Ethiopians and Eritreans, Ross said.

“A major aim of the output will be to help Ethiopians and Eritreans better understand their place in the world. The new language services will also provide the BBC’s global audience with a far better perspective and understanding of the Horn of Africa,” he added.

African languages:

  • Afaan Oromo: Language of Ethiopia’s biggest ethnic group
  • Amharic: Ethiopia’s official language
  • Tigrinya: The main working language of Eritrea, along with Arabic. Also spoken in Ethiopia
  • Igbo: Spoken in south-eastern Nigeria, and also in Equatorial Guinea
  • Yoruba: Spoken in south-western Nigeria and some other parts of West Africa, especially Benin and Togo
  • Pidgin: A creole version of English widely spoken in southern Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea

Asian languages:

  • Gujarati: Native to the Indian state of Gujarat but found around the Indian subcontinent and the world
  • Marathi: From the Indian state of Maharashtra, including India’s commercial capital Mumbai
  • Telugu: Huge numbers of speakers, like many Indian languages, primarily in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
  • Punjabi: One of the world’s most populous languages, it is widely-spoken in Pakistan and parts of India
  • Korean: Spoken in North and South though the dialects have diverged. Pop culture slang and foreign loan words are notably more common in the South



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Claire Clottey: Taking The Airways By Storm

The radio presenter on raising a black daughter in today’s society and becoming a ‘bridge’ between the Caribbean and African communities

CLAIRE CLOTTEY is one busy woman. When she’s not hosting award shows, running a natural hair project or working as a youth development consultant, she’s stirring interesting discussions on community radio station The Beat London (formally BANG Radio) with her popular show, The Conversation. “I do a lot,” she laughs.

Clottey is a seasoned presenter and has hosted prestigious events for Natural Hair Week UK and the Black Filmmakers International Film Festival.

The professional talker has quickly grabbed her audience’s attention receiving the Favourite Online Presenter award from Screen Nation Digital Is Media Awards 2015. She then went on to host Screen Nation Awards 2016 alongside black British favourites Kojo Anim and Brenda Emmanus. Recent award nominations include Favourite Presenter for Divas of Colour Awards 2016 and Role Model of the Year for Women4Africa awards.

Always in ‘work mode’, she says she finds it hard to switch off – she even tries to interview me while I’m interviewing her.
“Being interviewed is awkward as hell,” admits Clottey, who is the daughter of a Ghanaian father and a mixed Ghanaian and German-Swiss mother. “I automatically assume the role as the driver. It’s really weird for me.”

With her Sunday morning radio show, which covers news, lifestyle and cultural discussions with live callers, Clottey encourages her audience to reflect and discuss sensitive socio-political subjects that are effecting our community and empowers her audiences to be solution focused.

“I’m a proud Ghanaian but I have a huge appreciation for the Caribbean community. I like to think of myself as a bridge and part of the solution of building a strong pan-African nation. I want us to connect. We’re stronger in numbers. So any opportunity where I can start a dialogue with people from the African and people from the Caribbean community and solidify that relationship, I’m there.”

Clottey, 33, is very passionate about issues affecting young people and diverse/minority communities. In the early 00s she worked as a youth offending officer, then a teenage pregnancy sexual health advisor and later an integrated children’s services manager.

She continues to work with a range of schools and charities as a mentor, training facilitator and advocate for vulnerable families needing support, as well as supporting the Ghanaian UK Based Achievement Awards (GUBA) Foundation.
Her love for caring for others stemmed from her own family life, where she took on the role as the eldest sibling in her family.

“I have an older brother who is blind, death and dumb and epileptic and diabetic, so I took on the role as the senior sibling because my brother’s disability prohibited him from doing so,” the mother-of-one explains. “So with that, I had always secretly wanted someone to look up to. So I want to be out there giving other young people the opportunity to look up to someone.”

She continues: “I’ve always been able to relate to young people. I’ve got two younger sisters who I always say are my first children, so I’ve always been comfortable in that sort of situation.

“I was born maternal,” adds Clottey, who will be presenting the British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) on September 18. “I was always broody – I think I was born broody. I grew up thinking ‘I want my child or my children to grow up in a world with good people, and they’re good people because I’ve helped them be good’.”

And as the mum to a five-year-old girl, who she calls ‘Pudding’, Clottey is already encouraging an “open” and “transparent” relationship with the youngster – something she didn’t necessarily always have with her own parents.
“I’m investing a lot of my time and energy on her now because one day I will become redundant.”

One thing she hopes to tackle with her daughter from a young age is talking about the birds and the bees.
“This is an issue within in the black community that is quite close to my heart,” Clottey affirms.

“I went to a Catholic convent school and had older generation parents. We don’t talk about sex. You couldn’t watch EastEnders with people kissing and be in the same room as your parents. Everyone got uncomfortable; you had to go get a drink of water. It just wasn’t the done thing.

“However, I am very passionate about having an early open conversion with my daughter. Not just about sex but relationships, understanding love, appropriate touch, and boundaries. I feel like so many young people are being exploited or have a false understanding of what love and affection and respect is.

“I don’t want her to learn about that from porn or from some friend in the playground making up rubbish,” she cringes.
And although she’s separated from Pudding’s father, the presenter makes sure to support and encourage their relationship.

“I strongly believe that he’s going to be her first love and if I don’t enable her to have a loving relationship with her dad, then some foolish boy will try and teach her what love is, and it will be false and not good enough. I don’t want her to settle for less. I want her to feel really strong in her understanding of love.”

Clottey, who has a film and broadcasting production degree from London Metropolitan University, recently co-produced a radio documentary on absentee fathers.

Growing Up Without Dad, a one-hour doc presented by BBC 1xtra’s DJ Target, explores the effects of growing up without a father, looking at music sensation as well as presidents Barrack Obama and Bill Clinton, both of whom had a fatherless upbringing: was it that challenge which fuelled their ambition?

The show has just been awarded a Silver Award under the Human Relations category in the New York Festival 2016, which recognises the “World’s Best Radio Programmes”.

“I’m very proud of this achievement!”

So what’s next for the host?

“I’ve found my own lane, people tune in to the show regularly, and my profile is increasing really rapidly. It’s a really interesting time for me.”

Listen to Claire host The Conversation on The Beat London 103.6 FM, Sundays at 10am. Follow @ClaireClottey on Twitter

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Nigerian radio wins best station in London

Foremost Nigerian Radio station, Beat FM has won two awards at the UK entertainment awards and this comes almost one year after the radio station opened its doors in London. The station received awards for the Best Radio and the Best Online Radio Show, which was won by Beat FM presenter– Ms. Amanda Star.

In the award ceremony, The Beat London was up against radio stations like Pulse 88, Rinse FM and Juice UK while Amanda Star (The Beat London presenter) was up against DJ Milk Tray (From On Top FM), SNC (Straight No Chaser) and Not For The Radio (NFTR).

Commenting on the Award, General manager Megalectrics, Deji Awokoya said: “We are glad to be able to celebrate the power of the radio and how we can connect with our audience on a remarkable level. It is a huge honour to be named the radio station of the year just in our first year and it is worth celebrating”

‘We also celebrate our drive time presenter Amanda Star who won the best online radio show and we appreciate her hard work and that of our other staff who work behind closed doors to make the station a success”

This year’s award show marks the 3rd year anniversary for the UK Entertainment Awards, which was hosted by The Beat London’s presenter, Travis Jay. The award ceremony, took place on Sunday 20th November at the Marriott Hotel West India. Beat FM London is the first on Megalectrics’ International radio division and it projects African, Caribbean and British music.

Megalectrics took over the management of Bang Radio in North London on the 28th of March 2016. Megalectrics limited (Owners of Beat FM, Classic FM, Naija FM and Lagos Talks) is a reputable indigenous broadcast company with headquarters in Lagos and it has is a strong resource based entity with a gifted workforce geared towards swift delivery in the broadcast and communication industry.

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Entrepreneurs: Soul man aiming to make a song and dance by taking his MiSoul radio station digital

The last time Gordon Mac was interviewed by the Evening Standard, things got a bit awkward. In the mid-Nineties he borrowed a flash, chrome Mercedes to be interviewed in to discuss his pirate radio station, Kiss, hitting the airwaves on FM for the first time.

“I went for a spin pretending it was my car, only problem was, it didn’t have an FM radio!” he says.

Two decades later, and the radio entrepreneur is at it again. This time he’s taken his new station, MiSoul, onto digital radio after three years as an online entity. He still cuts a cool figure, rasta-style, grey hair streaming behind him and an open-collared shirt. This interview takes places in the more modest surrounds of the station’s studio in the Stephen Lawrence Centre in Deptford.

He’s targeting the audience who joined Kiss on its journey “from pirate to plc”, using the same music (“anything with soul — reggae, rap, R’n’B, house”) to cater for the post-clubbing generation.

“They’re served a mix of Celine Dion, Elton John and The Whispers on a Saturday night by other stations,” bemoans Mac. “We’re looking at the generation that grew up with Kiss and Choice, not the youngsters only interested in fashion, drugs and clubs. But our listeners won’t stand for a Gold-style station. They need new stuff — we call it ‘old skool to new cool’.”

As such, the station is littered with choice cuts from the likes of Bristolian super-producer Julio Bashmore and singer/songwriter Raleigh Ritchie mixed with Janet Jackson and Lisa Stansfield. Mac has used his contacts as one of the pioneers of the London soul pirate scene to assemble a roster which boasts a cluster of London club and radio DJs with a fistful of soul credentials.

“Ronnie Herel does our drive-time show — he left 1Xtra after 10 years at the BBC but he’s got a big following who came over. We have 60 of the best in the business.”

Mac is a self-confessed creative with entrepreneurial nous and has rekindled his partnership with business partner Martin Strivens, who originally helped him build Kiss.

Mac’s musical obsession started early: his first DJ set was when he was 12.

“It was a Halloween ball at the church, the vicar had no one to play so I grabbed my family’s Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin records,” he laughs.

A decade later he was on the wheels of steel at Kisses, London’s biggest black-music club, alongside DJ heroes Paul “Trouble” Anderson and Steve Walsh. Mac was simultaneously shunned by JFM and began broadcasting Kiss from a squat in Carshalton. He made brand extensions his passion with a TV channel, events and even holidays carrying the Kiss name. After selling to then media giant Emap for £43 million in 1993, Mac stayed on board until 1998 when Emap wanted more control.

Having taken its music into the mainstream, Mac experienced the classic muso emotion — a hatred of sharing with too many.

“I almost wrote a book with a friend called ‘why does winning feel so shit?’ — for years we promoted it and wanted everyone to know about it, then suddenly it doesn’t feel like yours and the mainstream cheapens it.”

Mac admits he “went crazy for a while”, travelling the world in tumultuous fashion. He then ran Z Bar in Brixton for five years, but consulting for Afro-Caribbean station Colourful Radio gave him the idea for MiSoul.

In its first three years, MiSoul has grown into one of London’s foremost online radio stations, alongside Dalston’s NTS, London Fields Radio and Shoreditch Radio.

However, moving on to DAB is significant as, from next year, its audience will be assessed by the official radio monitor, Rajar, and it can woo serious advertisers. “The future is clearly listening through portable devices. It’s new technology which drew me back, but this gives us a wider audience right now,” Mac says.

He and Strivens aim to take its modest £80,000 turnover to nearly £2 million in five years’ time, when they will begin to consider selling up. Sales will be built through advertising, events (they’ve already linked up with the Margate Soul Weekend and are hosting Mi-Biza) and video content.

If you’re dancing at the Mastermind Stage as the ground shakes beneath you at Notting Hill Carnival in a few weeks’ time, glance up. A true businessman with plenty of soul will be behind the decks.


Founded: July 2012

Staff: 6

Turnover: £80,000

Business idol: Our chairman Sir Robin Miller — a motorbike and angling enthusiast who built Emap by understanding you can build on a niche.

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Queen Of Comedy Back On The Airwaves

BRITISH STAND-UP comedian Angie Le Mar has joined Premier Gospel with a second series of one-hour evening shows.

The Angie Le Mar Show promsies to be a humorous topical discussion broadcast every Friday from 7pm.

The programme will also be available online for viewers to enjoy after the show has aired.

Throughout the series, the comic, actor and writer will talk about pressing issues in her life, early church memories and will take us back with her archive of well loved Gospel classics.

The star will be joined by the acclaimed gospel music journalist Marcia Dixon and celebrity friends from the world of entertainment including actors Kwame Kwei Ahmah, Treva Etienne, Apprentice winner Tim Campbell and Bazil Meade, leader of London Community Gospel Choir.

Dubbed The Queen of Black Comedy following her appearances on BBC TV’s ‘The Real McCoy’, Le Mar has also appeared on top TV comedy and chat shows including Channel 4’s Get up – Stand up and ITV’s Loose Women.

A regular headliner at comedy clubs Up the Creek, Jongleurs and the Comedy Store, the funnywoman also had a sell-out one-woman show at London’s Apollo Theatre.

“We are delighted to welcome Angie to Premier Gospel after the successful launch of her first series and it’s a show which is both funny and informative,” station director Muyiwa Olarewaju said.

“Angie is a great comedian who will undoubtedly bring a touch of humour to a light-hearted chat-show format.”

Premier Gospel broadcasts on DAB across London and Surrey, via the free Premier app and online at, with a listen again facility for 30 days following broadcast.

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Black History In Schools Petition Fails To Hit 100k Target

THERE WERE emotional scenes as the final seconds ticked down to the deadline for an online petition urging people everywhere to sign up for black history to be taught in UK primary schools.

But a tearful Stephanie Pitter, the Birmingham mother who single-handedly started the campaign, was adamant that her crusade will go on despite not reaching the magic 100,000 number, forcing the issue to be discussed in Parliament.

Along with supporters, she plans to take the 55,000 names she now has to the steps of No. 10 Downing Street next month, amid pledges that the campaign will continue.

The countdown to the 12 noon deadline yesterday (Feb 10) was covered live during New Style Radio’s Political Hour programme, led by Desmond Jaddoo.

After a minute’s silence as the deadline was reached Stephanie said: “Our journey is far from over. We will still be lobbying out on the streets and at events.

“We may not have reached the required 100,000 names, but the 55,000 people who have supported us have raised awareness of this campaign and that is what is so important.

“People are now far more aware of the need for all our primary school age children to know about the importance of black history and the role it has played in this country.

We have 43,000 names online and a further 12,000 on paper. We will be taking this directly to the Prime Minister next month. This is not over by any means.”

Veteran community activist Maxie Hayles, who was at the countdown, added: “Yes, 100,000 would have been a bonus, but Stephanie has stood up and been counted and she should be given great credit for that.

“All Governments in this country insist that the history of 1066 is taught in schools – no one insists that the history of the Moors is taught alongside that. There is so much of our rich culture prior to slavery that is simply never taught. It’s time it was. Black history is not just for black children.”

Desmond Jaddoo, while running his show on New Style, added: “Children are being born now who have no idea about our journey. With the General Election coming up, when people have politicians on their doorstep, they should ask them what is going to be done about this.

“Black history is now clearly on the agenda and we need to keep it that way.”

Many high profile names have added their support to the petition including Birmingham-born footballer Daniel Sturridge. Actor David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr in the recently released film Selma, has also added his support.

When asked if it was important that black history is taught in primary schools, the British-born actor said: “It is more than important. I think it is invaluable. Black people are part of the fabric of this nation.”


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Nubian Forum Talk Show Returns

The Nubian Forum Talk Show will be returning in January 2015.

The Nubian Forum Talk Show is a legendary platform hosted by Community Activists Kwaku Bonsu & Nii Kodjo. The Nubian Forum Talk Show use to broadcast previously on the now defunct Powerjam 92FM, every Tuesday evening.


The talk show was a pillar in our community for years, i.e. helping to raise money for community causes, READ HERE


The show will start  broadcasting on Power Extra Radio every Sunday from 12pm – 4pm some time in January 2015.


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