Adesewa Hannah Ogunleyimu
October 11, 1985
|Education||Lagos State University|
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Adesewa Hannah Ogunleyimu (born October 11, 1985), known professionally as Adesewa Josh, is a Nigerian broadcast journalist who covers both national and international news for TRT World. Previously she was a correspondent at Channels TV from 2012 to 2017.
Early life and education
In 2009, Josh received a Certificate in News Production and Reporting from BBC World Service. In 2010, she earned a Certificate in Governance from Alder Consulting and in 2012, a certificate in TV Presenting from the UK's Aspire Presenting Institute. She also holds a Certificate in Basic Presentation from Radio Nigeria.
Josh earned an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Ado Ekiti, and holds a professional certification from the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology. In 2011, Josh earned a postgraduate diploma in International relations from Lagos State University. In 2017, Josh received a master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
In the early 1990s, Josh worked as a child actor in Nigeria, where she appeared in ABC Wonderland from Galaxy Television (Nigeria). She also worked on the soap, Tinsel. Josh also appeared in theater productions at the University of Ibadan Theater Art Hall where she appeared in Wedlock of the Gods, The Gods are Not to Blame, and Under the Moon.
In 2007, Josh was a cast member of the Nigerian reality television show called Next Movie Star, which focused on discovering new talents in the acting profession.
In 2012, Josh co-hosted a TV talent hunt show Lucozade Boost Freestyle with Nigerian comedian Julius Agwu. She also appeared as a judge on Nigerian Idol.
In July 2012, Josh began her career as a journalist as a co-host of the early morning show Sunrise Daily on Nigerian cable news network Channels TV in Lagos, Nigeria. She became the Channels TV evening news anchor and worked as a producer reporting on international affairs, a position she held until October 2017.
In November 2017, Josh began working as a news correspondent with TRT World based out of Istanbul, Turkey. In this position, Josh covers international affairs for TRT World News and other news platforms on Africa's development, politics, and diplomatic relations. Josh produces the news segment The Newsmakers and serves as a correspondent at the Africa Desk of TRT World. She also hosts a program called Network Africa for TRT World.
After years of reporting in many African communities, in 2013 Josh launched Project Smile Africa, a non-governmental organization through which she works as a community development strategist, identifying key development issues in poor rural communities and proffers sustainable solutions by enlisting residents who she trains as community influencers. The NGO offers mentorship, encourages education, and cultivates social welfare.
- 2016: CHAMP Xceptional Women Network, Xceptional Women in Media Award
- 2017: The Future Awards Africa, The Future Awards Prize for On-Air Personality (Visual), Nominee
- 2016: Junior Achievement Nigeria
- 2016: Nigerian Leadership Initiative, Associate Fellow
- Young African Leaders Initiative, YALI Network Member
- Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJ)
- "Adesewa Josh" (video). Media Hang Out Nigeria. August 9, 2016.
- Okon, Austin (January 9, 2017). "Adesewa Josh". Lagos, Nigeria: Channels TV. Retrieved August 12, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Bello, Ono (November 27, 2017). "Award Winning Broadcast Journalist, Adesewa Josh, Graduates Top Female Black Student From Columbia University". OnoBello.
- Filani, Kemi (January 9, 2016). "Stop comparing and start owing your own: Channels TV presenter, Adesewa Josh reacts as Mark Zuckerberg jogs in Lagos without a body guard". Kemi Filani News. Lagos, Nigeria.
- Oyewole, David (August 21, 2017). "Angelique Kidjo, Adesewa Josh to host UNTV's '21st Century'". The Nation. Lagos, Nigeria.
- Kamanah-Murday, Amy (January 3, 2018). "OFFENSIVE DE BOKO HARAM". 5 Plus Dimanche. Retrieved August 13, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Garvey, Jane; Josh, Adesewa (January 3, 2018). "New FGM laws in the UK as Nigeria bans the practice". Woman's Hour. London, England: BBC Radio 4.
- "Mali Elections expected to end Six Years of Political Unrest". TRT World. Istanbul, Turkey. July 28, 2018. Retrieved August 13, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Mirza, Hajira Maryam (March 2019). "Women in Conflict: Militancy and Gender-Based Violence in Nigeria and Myanmar" (PDF). TRT World Research Centre.
- Shallie, Purple (December 5, 2014). "Adesewa Josh and Project smile Africa Team tackle sex and adolescent pregnancy at 'Talk to your Teens' Event". Shallie. Lagos, Nigeria. Retrieved August 13, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Williams, Bisi (March 15, 2015). "Project Moves To Stop Teenage Pregnancy, Others". The Guardian. Lagos, Nigeria. Retrieved August 13, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Essiet, Daniel (July 12, 2016). "NGO takes women empowerment centre stage". The Nation.
- Utor, Florence (July 3, 2016). "Salami lifts women with xceptional women network". The Guardian. Lagos, Nigeria.
- Okocha, John (November 24, 2017). "The Future Awards Africa 2017: Wizkid, Davido up for awards". The Nation.