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KADARIA AHMED

KADARIA AHMED

Non-Executive Director

is a media entrepreneur and journalist. She is the founder of Daria Media Ltd, a company that is bridging the gap that exists in Nigeria for journalism that is primarily driven by public good.

Kadaria is a seasoned professional media executive and consultant to NGOs, public and private sector boards. She is a Strategic Communications consultant with a global network of contacts in the media industry built over a 25 year career spanning the Print, Radio, Television, Online and Social Media platforms.

She started her career at the BBCwhere she was a Senior Producer working on award-winning programs, Focus on Africa and Network Africa. In that capacity, she helped shape the news agenda for those leading programs and reported from many parts of the world including South AfricaEritrea and the United Nations.

Kadaria served as the editor of Next (Nigeria), the defunct award-winning publication. She co-created, produced and presented ‘Straight Talk’, whose audience grew to over 4 million viewers globally. She presently hosts The Core on Channels TV.

She has successfully created and moderated 4 critically acclaimed live televised election process events between 2011 and 2019:

  • The 2011 'Nigeria Decides' Presidential and Vice Presidential electoral debates
  • The 2015 INEC Town hall to enlighten the public on election processes titled 'Ask Jega' ,
  • The 2016 Democracy Day Review of Nigerian Government Performance tagged, The First Year,
  • A 4-part town hall series titled “The Candidates” for the 4 leading Presidential and Vice Presidential

candidates in the Nigerian 2019 general elections

Kadaria sits on the Board of Trustees of Mutual Assurance Benefits Plc and Academy Press PLC. She is also a member of the Nigerian Guild of Editors and the Nigerian Institute of Directors.

Kadaria has an M.A in Television from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a Bachelor's from Bayero University Kano. She is a Chevening Scholar.

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