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Influencer. Journalist. Stylist. Commentator. Akua Gyamfi is the founder of multi-award-winning platform The British Blacklist, a media outlet for BAME entertainment professionals. Each episode Akua Gyamfi will be joined by her friends in the industry (Jan Asante, Debbie D'Oyley and Farrah Charles) alongside a special guest to discuss the latest happenings in the film and entertainment world. Expect debate, discussion and laughter. We also have the EFF-iT Safe Room... what has made you say EFF-iT this week let us know? Akua has built a media brand respected throughout the industry for its dedication to news of British black professionals in entertainment and its database documenting and championing their achievements in a way that hasn't been done before. With a career spanning two decades, Akua has worked with iconic brands such as the BBC and BFI as well as putting her styling talents to good use with the best of British including Naomi Campbell. She's established herself as a key player in recording and supporting what makes us great.  

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Welcome to my website.  Most of you will know me as the founder and chief executive of Funny Women which I set up in 2002.  Funny Women provides comedy expertise to help women to perform, write and do business with humour.  I do a few other things as well so this is my personal space to tell you about […]

Malak Obaidi is a broadcast presenter whose enthusiasm towards celebrating diversity and world cultures is evident in all aspects of her work. She currently works as a presenter for the Travellesz Channel, an online platform that aims to promote cultural awareness by documenting interviews, events and cities around the world. Malak also presents the radio show GoldFoodies, where she chats about everything food! We chat about everything tasty around London, from the latest trends to the greatest (or not so great) restaurants! We also discuss international cuisines and feature special guests on the show to delve into the diverse world of cooking and eating! Tune in to satisfy your foodie cravings as we present a new food related theme every week...

Sandy is a hugely experienced and award-winning broadcaster - currently freelancing at talkSPORT on the Alan Brazil breakfast show and at Magic 105.4 and Mellow Magic. She has more than 30 years experience as a news presenter , documentary maker , podcaster and reporter covering current affairs, politics, sport, music and entertainment. She has presented for Radio 4 , 5 Live, LBC, and the Guardian. Sandy is regularly invited to judge awards including the Sony Awards, Arqiva and IRN awards. Sandy is also a visiting lecturer at City University , media coach and offers walking tours for small groups in London - drawing on her many years experience as an entertainer and story teller.

Charlotte spent her younger years scooting around South London where she grew up. Her curiosity surrounding living things led to her to study Genetics at the University of Cambridge, before she moved on to her PhD at Imperial College London where she currently researches Epigenetics. Charlotte studies how DNA folds itself neatly into chromosomes to prevent itself from become unimaginably tangled. As well as this, Charlotte is a keen STEM ambassador and often finds herself on stage in theatres, museums and pubs across England and Scotland ranting about the fascinating world of biology.

In just four years, Ria has notched up an impressive portfolio of work and is steadfastly becoming one to watch. Recent career highlights include; being selected as the official red carpet presenter at the MOBO Awards in Leeds, interviewing celebrities and award-winners along with Sir Lenny Henry, in the week he was awarded his CBE. At the Screen Nation Awards, Ria famously interviewed Idris Elba about the ongoing diversity issue influencing British onscreen talent migrating to the US and last year, Ria co-hosted the Royal Television Society’s Christmas Quiz at ITV with TOWIE star, Mark Wright! In addition to covering glitzy, red carpet events, Ria regularly hosts prestigious industry awards and panel discussions for the RTS Futures Committee. She is also frequently requested as a panellist to speak at Women in Media events at Google and the BBC during International Women’s Week. This year, while 7 months pregnant, Ria presented and produced her own digital show, Wonder Women TV - an inspirational talk show that champions the stories of trailblazing women who work in the Tech, Media and Music industries which aims to inspire the next generation of female trailblazers - showcasing her talent as a natural presenter and conscientious producer. Ria’s incredible positivity and enthusiasm is infectious and when she isn’t covering events that celebrate diversity, champion women and inspire the next generation, she also finds time to mentor young people through the Media Trust and is a 2017 Mentee of the prestigious Women in Film & Television Network.

I was born and bred in Watford, a town labelled by Lonely Planet as “the kind of place that makes you want to travel.” They weren’t wrong: I lived and worked in the the Middle East, Caribbean, Asia and South America before returning to Blighty where I work as a travel and lifestyle journalist. When I’m not working, I am out and about exploring London with Talk of the Town - a dynamic walking tour guide company I co-founded, that aims to provide the inside track on the London scene for locals and visitors alike. I’m also interested in fashion, food and the arts (I serve on One New Change’s Style Council),  socialising and sports: I am a season ticket holder at Watford Football club where I volunteer as a Vicarage Roadie - a team of Watford supporters who work to enhance the match-day experience for home and away fans. Hospital Radio (where I visit patients before co-presenting a request show on Wednesday) and politics (I’m an active member of my local Liberal Democrats group) are other interests. However my biggest passion is international travel: free time and disposable cash is spent abroad.

Sarah qualified in London in 1985, and became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians three years later. She did Golden Circuit training jobs and became a Consultant at St Mary's in Paddington. She is now in full time independent practice. Sarah lives in South West London with her husband, two grown up children and an elderly cocker spaniel. When not doctoring she can be found making books, hats, art, knitwear - or eating fabulous food.