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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’.


Ronke Lawal Means Business advice videos


The Ronke Lawal Means Business Series Featured On Colourful Radio

After over a decade in business Ronke Lawal launched her business web series on YouTube in 2015 and is proud to announce that it will also be featured on The Colourful Radio website. Colourful Radio runs a 24/7 broadcast schedule with 18 hours of dual format programming (music and conversation) and a further 6 hours of pure music variety. The conversation element provides a platform for news and views reflecting the increasingly colourful London demographic, while the comprehensive music mix stretches numerous genres. By featuring The “Ronke Lawal Means Business” videos on the Colourful Radio website, the station recognises the increasing entrepreneurial spirit of its listeners. The web series will also be converted into a podcast which will allow regular listeners to tune in from anywhere in the world.

The “Ronke Lawal Means Business” series features business advice and Tips, focusing on common business issues and problems that relate to start-ups and growing businesses. It focuses on easy to understand issues and solutions which will be easy to share and lead to a stronger conversation. Each episode will focus on PR, Marketing, Social Media and more and encourages an open dialogue amongst business owners.
Ronke Lawal was born in Hackney, East London of Nigerian parentage. Having graduated with honours from Lancaster University and the University of Richmond Virginia (USA) with a degree in International Business (Economics), she started her own business, Ariatu PR in 2004. In 2011 Ronke Lawal was honoured to receive a Precious Award for Inspirational Leadership. In January 2010, Ronke became the Chief Executive of the Islington Chamber of Commerce where she remained until the end of 2012 and became a non-executive director of The Hoxton Apprentice in 2011. She joined the board of Trustees of Voluntary Action Islington in 2012 where she is also a Director of The Voluntary Action Academy and is currently on The Employers Panel for the National Employment Savings Trust. She is a Mentor for The Cherie Blair Foundation and for The Elevation Networks Start Ups Initiative.

Apart from her active and involved business interests, her varied passions outside the business world include food (Founder of Food Blog, travel, music, literature and most importantly living a life she loves.

For More information visit
YouTube Channel link is:
Twitter @ronkelawal
Instagram @ronke.lawal
Twitter @colourfulradio


Colourful Radio are hiring

We have a new management team at COLOURFUL. And they are getting ready to offer paid jobs as well as great training and real experiences.

To be part of this, you have to enjoy working hard, be a details person in everything you do, and above all be someone that respects and values a diverse working environment.

You’ll also have to be hungry to learn new things, and be prepared to put the station’s plans for listeners first.

If you want to be part of COLOURFUL, come join us in any of our job and experience roles – on air, online, and behind the scenes.

So, dust off your CV, bio, microphone, or editing suite, then get in touch today. Click on Contact Corporate link at the bottom left of this page.

Egos need not apply! No Agencies!

News Opportunities/Jobs

Co Host Competition on Colourful Radio

Kubi Springer ( is launching a competition to find a new co-host for her Business & Breakfast with Kubi Springer show, on Colourful Radio

The show is every Thursday morning from 7am – 10am.



Season 2 of the ‘Ask Kubi’ Radio Show on Colourful Radio on 5.6.14

Checkout Kubi Springers various links;


Colourful Radio Wins Fresh 12 Year DAB Deal. We Need Your Support


We have won a fresh DAB broadcasting deal from our DAB platform owners. Before we go ahead with it, we need your support to raise enough money to broadcast on the platform.

Your support will help us to:

  1. continue to keep you informed and up-to-date through our news, current affairs and entertainment programmes
  2. advocate or ‘rep’ on your behalf,
  3. be the ‘hub’ for you to turn to when you need it
  4. while also entertaining you with the great music you love – Soul, RnB, HipHop, Gospel, Reggae, Soca and so on without apology or else without sticking our music at graveyard hours


Colourful Radio is the only legal commercial radio station left in, and owned by, our community; we are the new breed; we’ve learnt from past radio stations; we’re skilled and tooled up for the new radio landscape; we want to remain independent; and we want to stop the erosion of our music, our news, our views, our talent, our media. Could this be the opportunity to build up our own, together?

To support us, make an electronic fund transfer of as little as £10 or as much as you can manage to:

Account Name: Colourful Foundation
Account Sort Code: 11 73 62
Account Number: 142 064 60
Account Reference: ‘RADIO’

Or, to support us via Paypal

Alternatively, send a cheque to ‘Colourful Foundation’ and address it to: Colourful Foundation, Suite 777, 336 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5HY

If you have any problems or seek clarification, please email

Thank you
The Colourful Radio Team

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Colourful Radio and CaribDirect join forces for community benefit


In business news. Following much negotiation and discussion, the popular UK radio station Colourful Radio and UK Caribbean online market leader CaribDirect Multi-Media are pleased to formally announce their pledge to work together for the benefit of the African Caribbean Community in the UK and Caribbean.

The main aim of the partnership is to engage with both the UK Caribbean business community including High Commissions, Tourist Boards and airlines as well as the general UK Caribbean Diaspora to facilitate increased communication geared toward enhancing trade and investment opportunities.


The collaboration will also see the promotion, display and broadcast of key cultural and social events taking place across the Caribbean. Additionally will have a live voice each Monday morning on the Colourful Breakfast Show (7am to 10am) when Caribbean lifestyle and business issues come alive.


Colourful Radio’s Founder and Commercial Director, Mr K Kusitor MBE said: “our listeners love to hear news and stories that are Caribbean-oriented. This is reflected in the large number of Caribbean descent listeners to the station. No commercial radio station in the UK caters for this market as we do and by this new partnership we will be able to do better for our Caribbean families, friends and listeners.”


CaribDirect’s CEO David F. Roberts has expressed, ‘It’s a good day when two diverse media organisations can establish common ground and collaborate in a highly competitive market but it’s a great day when two cultural media houses commit to partner for the benefit of their respective audiences, under difficult market conditions.’


The new Colourful Radio / CaribDirect partnership will announce projects planned for the next year in due course.




CaribDirect Multi-Media Limited


CaribDirect Multi-Media Limited founded and managed by Chief Executive Officer was established in June of 2009 following the discovery of a glaring media vacuum between the media of the Caribbean and the UK Caribbean Diaspora media. The USP of the company is to use information, education and entertainment as the principal media to engage the UK Caribbean Diaspora about matters critical to the development of Caribbean people on both sides of the Atlantic.


Colourful Radio


Founded by Mr Kofi Kusitor MBE, Colourful Radio was formally launched in 2006 as the UK’s only dual format commercial radio station, mixing topical conversation with music. The station started in 2004 as one of the world’s first ever internet audio streams. For more on the station’s history, visit


For details on the specifics of the projects contact CaribDirect Multi-Media Limited at +44 (0) 844 357 9707, Email: or visit OR Colourful Radio on +44 (0) 300 777 0300 or visit

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