“We all have God given gifts that we must explore and utilise for the betterment of ourselves and society, if not, it may not only be to our detriment, but theirs."
- Nayoka Oware
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British-born Ghanaian media personality Nayoka Oware, (born Nana Asiedu), is a Journalism graduate, former Miss Ghana UK runner up, current host of The London City Show on ABN Radio, UK and the former co-host of radio show Prime Time on Afrobeat 94FM. She is also the founder, executive producer and co-editor of The Journey (online channel).
As well as recently being shortlisted for the Red Bull TV Daily Magazine show and featured in The Voice Newspaper as one of the Most Inspiring Women of 2017, her presenting credits include hosting guests such as Fiona Bruce MP, Afro-pop singer Iyanya, Peter Ellis, the CEO of Richard House Children's Hospice, Afrobeat, Afro Pop, Afro Hip hop and hi-life artist's Sarkodie, Fuse ODG, Mr Eazi, E.L Bisa Kdei, founder of Hip-Life Reggie Rockstone and more. She is also known for covering events such as AFWL (Africa Fashion Week London), The Ghana UK Based Achievement Awards (GUBA), Ms Curvaceous UK and His Excellency, President John Dramani Mahama’s official visit to the UK to meet with David Cameron, British PM; as well as successfully organising and hosting the recently added category to The Journey, Close Up with Nayoka and a special guest.
After volunteering with Voice of Africa Radio, her dynamism, passion for innovation and courage landed her a full-time presenting position on VOAR, 94FM for the Community Affairs radio show, an educational programme concerning social activities, the youth, enrichment programmes and developments in London. She also co-hosts the Saturday Prime Time Radio show, also on VOAR, 94FM . Her infectious laugh and personality have opened many doors for her as she continues to seek new and exciting presenting opportunities. In November 2013, she was invited to cover the APS event in Parliament, attended by founder Eve Farren and Fiona Bruce MP.
Nayoka founded The Journey, which over the years, has accrued a large following and was selected to be a media partner with Ghana Music Week UK, headlined by rapper E.L, in 2016.
The Journey, a captivating, entertaining and engaging online show, was founded by Nayoka in 2012 with the intention of inspiring the masses by documenting interviews that recount the trial to triumph experiences of entrepreneurs, civil servants, artist's and more. The Journey also profiles individual personalities who have excelled in their various professions.The message communicated by guests is “my journey was challenging, but I have accomplished my dream/s and you can too!” The show includes interviews with the general public (vox-pops), on various pressing issues that are affecting society.
As a result of her great desire for guiding young people along their academic path and generally, with their life choices ensuring that they make decisions that will guarantee them long-term success in their chosen fields of employment and personal endeavors; Nayoka decided to allow select adolescents to shadow her when preparing for and conducting interviews.
Nayoka, who is a devout Christian, has learned to embrace all aspects of the media industry through her various endeavours, from work experience at the Daily Telegraph, where she had the opportunity to write various articles, to workshops at Channel 4 and the Guardian Observer:
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