Adelle Onyango is a Kenyan media personality who has gained international recognition for her efforts to empower African women and youth. She has been celebrated as one of Facebook’s 2019 Icons of Change; Africa Youth Awards 100 Most Influential Young Africans for 2019; OkayAfrica’s 100 extraordinary African women for 2018; and BBC’s 100 inspirational and innovative women in the world for 2017.
After 10 years as a radio presenter, in March 2019, Adelle started a weekly podcast dubbed Legally Clueless that documents different stages of the unique human journeys of everyday African people. Legally Clueless provides Africans with agency over their own stories and the portrayal of Africa.
The podcast has over 388,000 streams and was ranked the most popular Kenyan podcast of 2019. Legally Clueless is now the 1st syndicated podcast in the region as it will now play on the vibrant TRACE FM every Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting the 4th of May 2020. The audience can listen to the podcast across Kenya on: 95:3 NBI, 92.0 MOMBASA, 99.1 KISUMU, 98.0 WEBUYE, 99.09 ELDORET, 99.8 MERU and online via: traceradio.co.ke
“This is an exciting partnership as it will allow more Africans to hear stories they can relate with and to tell their own stories as well. It definitely marks a shift in how Africans consume, create and interact with audio content. To be able to partner with a brand that is just as passionate as I am about Africa in terms of our voices, culture and people is absolutely amazing and this will definitely be a powerful journey for us as Africans” Adelle Onyango
This is an important shift not only for Kenya but for the entire continent. Trace which was launched in 2003 and originating from an iconic magazine, has grown into an Afro Urban cultural entertainment force with 300 million fans and a mission to empower and uplift young people globally. Trace media, digital, entertainment and education platforms are available in 162 countries and are segment leaders in Africa, Brazil, France, UK, Caribbean and Indian Ocean
“Our brand mission is to empower and entertain, we believe that a partnership with Adelle not only brings this to life but also creates a platform that amplifies stories from African youth that will inspire and empower our audiences. At Trace we believe in the power of African stories told and inspired by Africans hence why this partnership was a no brainer for us. We are aware of the positive impact of that this will have on our youth by enabling us connect the learnings from the variety of paths that will be shared on Legally clueless – Danny MUCIRA , Trace Eastern Africa MD
This partnership will mark the first of many steps TRACE intends to make across the continent.
“We are consistently looking for like-minded partnerships that have similar goals, we believe that to reach the over 400m youth that are the African continent we will have to create meaningful partnerships that have shared vision in creating equity in our society.” Danny MUCIRA , Trace Eastern Africa MD
Abeiku Santana Honored For Pioneering Live Worship On Ghana Radio
Widely acclaimed as the initiator of the now popular live worship sessions on radio Dr Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey Santana, host of the ‘Ekwanso Dwoodwoo’ Drive time show on Okay 101.7 Fm and the Managing Director of Kaya Tours Ltd & Kaya Management Service , has been honored for his exceptional contribution to Ghana’s Gospel Industry.
It all started about 20yrs ago when Abeiku Santana among other media personalities brought Cindy Thompson, Esther Smith , Noble Nketiah just to mention a few into the public limelight. From the days of Ashh 101.7fm in Kumasi and Adom 106.3fm in Tema , Abeiku Santana will occasionally bring Gospel Singers and their instrumentalists on his Drivetime show to minister live to listeners.
The studios of Okay Fm was on the afternoon of Friday 20th November, flooded with a team from one of the renowned Christian media agencies, Gospel 360 Africa, led by Andy Favored and flanked by several A-list Gospel artistes.
Present to honor the Ace broadcaster were the multiple award winning acts, Joe Mettle and MOG Music legendary Cindy Thompson, Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Abena Serwaah Ophelia , Rev Thomas Yawson among several Personalities.
Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey , a Chattered Media Practitioner from Global Academy of Finance & Management, was presented with several Gospel 360 Africa branded souvenirs, a citation of honor, a plaque, a customized cake, among others.
The entire studio was filled with euphoria as the honoree looked genuinely surprised and expressed his appreciation for the kind gesture and honor bestowed upon him. Abeiku Santana is listed among the top 100 tourism Influencers in Africa.
King Lagazee Is Ghana’s Reggae/Dancehall DJ Of The Year
Isaac Monney, popularly known in Ghanaian Showbiz circles as “King Lagazee” has won big again at this year’s Ghana DJ Awards (2020).
For the 4th time he has won the same category – “Reggae/Dancehall DJ Of The Year”. He won first time in 2016, then the following year 2017 and the year after (2018) he won – consecutively for 3 times. And this year, 2 years later he won it back again in 2020.
King Lagazee hosts Ghana’s biggest Reggae/Dancehall magazine on Radio on Hitz 103.9fm. His show is called “Yaad Settingz”, airs live every Sunday between 8:00pm to 10:00pm.
King Lagazee holds a very enviable score on his radar – he has hosted and interviewed music greats from Grammy winning artistes Morgan Heritage, Rocky Dawuni (Grammy Nominee), Stonebwoy (BET Winner), Shatta Wale (IRAWMA Winner), Samini (MOBO / MTV Winner) among others. His catalogue pulls a huge audience from across Africa to Europe, USA and The Caribbean.
Congratulations to King Lagazee and his entire Lagazee Sound International Crew (Selector Garlic, Junior Maestro, Benedict Jahface, Bob Afrika, Naa British Accra).
Doreen Avio Bags “Female On-air Personality” Of The Year At MAYA Awards
Award-winning ace Journalist, Doreen Avio, was announced female On-air Personality for both TV and Radio at the just ended Moreklue All Youth African Awards, popularly known as MAYA awards Africa after beating off competition from other illustrious media practitioners, including Emcee RNB, Melody, Jennifer Ibrahim, Sheye Banks, Maame Afua Boatemaa, Michael Erumaka, Tabitarrh, Charles Born, Joan Ngomba, Pearl Cardy, others.
MAYA Awards Africa was created 6 years ago to motivate capacity development and ensure the reward of excellence amongst youth. It also gives more youths the reason to do more for themselves and by extension the society.
Doreen Avio, the Joy News TV and Hitz 103.9 Fm’s Journalist, since her emergence on to the media landscape, has contributed intensively to the positive growth of the country’s creative economy. With her job revolving around researching, writing and reporting/presenting news stories – but not limited to entertainment, she has been able to initiate thought-provoking conversations and also influencing decision making in the country with her constructive outputs.
Adding up to previous trophies won in her endeavor, including the “Best Female Television Personality” at the NELAS, and “On-air Personality Of The Year” &“Television Personality” of the year at the Scream All Youth Awards etc, the 2020 MAYA Awards win justifies and attests to the fact that, she has been illustrious in the last 12 months.
Hosted by TV Face, FEMI DANIELS and actress, OMOTUNDE SHOGUNLE, popularly known as MoSogunle and shown across Nigeria and beyond to a target 4 million audience, the awards event telecasted on DSTV, GOTV, STARTIMES and PLAY TV network while global audience streamed live on YouTube, Facebook Live and IG Live via the MAYA official pages while the TV broadcast was live.
Ace Journalist, Lexis Bill, Weds Esther Esime Siade
Ghanaian on-air personality Lexis Bill is the latest married man in Ghana after he tied the knot to his fiancée yesterday. The Joy FM ‘Drive Time’ host recently gradute from GIMPA with an MBA in Business Administration. The radio and tv personality married his long time girlfriend, Esther Esime Siade, in a private ceremony on Thursday, November 19. Present at the ceremony was TV3′ Giovanni Caleb, Francis Doku and Joy Prime’s KMJ
See photos from the private ceremony below.
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