Femi Oke

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Femi Oke is an Al Jazeera journalist, social media curator, speaker, moderator, media trainer, senior editor, television and radio correspondent.

Oke’s career began when she was fourteen years old, as a junior reporter for the United Kingdom’s first talk radio station LBC.

Oke graduated from Birmingham University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Language.
Oke later joined the BBC as a radio reporter and producer.

Oke later worked for BBC television and radio, Sky Television and all the UK terrestrial television networks.

In 1999, Oke joined CNN International, where she spent nine years anchoring and reporting for the TV station.

Oke helped launch and reported for CNN’s weekly award-winning African affairs programme, Inside Africa.

Oke has assisted the United Nations World Meteorological Organization with training international broadcast meteorologists in Argentina and Mozambique.

Oke has spoken and lectured at the University of Liberia, Emory University, University of South Carolina, European Commissio, World Food Programme in Rome, Nairobi, Monrovia and the United Nations Development Programme in New York.

In 2007 Oke’s work in Africa was recognized by The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Communications Agency with the presentation of the African Achievers Award 2007.

Oke was also named Nigerian media personality of the year in 2007 and picked up the Interaction media award in 2008 for her commitment to broadcasting the complex issues of Africa.

Oke is currently based in New York where she’s a consultant for UNICEF Radio, curator for the social media platform Upworthy and a BBC stringer.

Oke is a Birmingham University graduate where she received a Bachelors Degree in English literature and language.

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