Black Media, Culture & Sports Talks

Thursday 28th October  |  6pm – 9.30pm

Black media is extremely powerful, this event will highlight what can be done to push positive black stories and how we can embrace our culture in today’s society. Speaking with black entrepreneurs and professionals within media and sports we aim to discuss some of the exciting opportunities available for black professionals.

Who is this for?
Anyone interested in pursuing a career in these industries and anyone within the media and sports industry. Regardless of your race this is a fantastic session for you to attend.

Fireside Chat with Ugo Monye, National TV Pundit

Ugo Monye

National TV Pundit and former Rugby Union player

Chairperson

Annika Allen

Co- Founder of Black Magic Awards 

Speakers & Moderators

Anita Abayomi

Freelance Sports Journalist and Presenter
Co-founder and host of the Goal Diggers Podcast

Benson Mensah-Bonsu

Sports Partnerships Solutions Manager at Twitter

Christina Okorocha

Co-Founder and Head of Strategy of VAMP

Remel London

TV & Radio Presenter

Robbie Lyle

AFTV Founder

Ronke Lawal

PR Consultant and Founder of Ariatu PR

Sofia Akel

Race Equity Lead at London Metropolitan University
Founder and Director of Free Books Campaign

Swiss

Musician, Author & Founder of Black Pound Day

Daniel Sofoluke

Touchline Fracas Podcast

Ugo Monye

National TV Pundit and former Rugby Union player

Michael Adeniya

Chief Operating Officer, UK Black Business Show

Agenda

6:00 – 6:45   |   Registration and Networking

6:45 – 6:55   |   Welcome and Introduction

Annika Allen, Co- Founder of Black Magic Awards

 

7:00 – 7:40   |  Shaping the narrative: Captain your Own Success!
{Sports Power Panel}

Black representation in sporting industries has such a powerful influence within today’s society. It’s more important than ever to ensure the best narratives are portrayed to break stereotypes and that we are negotiating the best deals for ourselves, whether on the pitch or in the boardroom!

Our esteemed panel of spotting leaders will talk about how we can best do this whether through better storytelling, industry partnerships or PR campaigns etc Ensuring our positions of influence within industry are leveraged in the most effective way.

Benson Mensah-Bonsu, Sports Partnerships Solutions Manager at Twitter

Robbie Lyle, AFTV Founder

Anita Abayomi, Freelance Sports Journalist and Presenter & Co-founder and host of the Goal Diggers Podcast

Daniel Sofoluke, Touchline Fracas Podcast

7:45 – 8:25   |   Capitalising from our Cultural Currency
{Media and Culture Power Panel}

The value of Black culture is strong and not to be underestimated. There are many ways in which this power can be channelled to create successful businesses and increased wealth within the community.

During this session, our panel will explore the various ways in which this can be done, giving us the blueprint on how they’ve converted Black cultural currency into successful businesses.

Christina Okorocha, Co-Founder and Head of Strategy of VAMP

Remel London, TV & Radio Presenter

Ronke Lawal, PR Consultant and Founder of Ariatu PR

Sofia Akel, Race Equity Lead at London Metropolitan University Founder and Director of Free Books Campaign

Swiss, Musician, Author & Founder of Black Pound Day

8:25 – 8:45   |   Networking Break

8:50 – 9:20   |  Fireside Chat + Audience Q&A Black Sport and Media: A New Perspective

Listen as we enter a deep dive conversation with former Rugby Union player, Ugo Monye. He will share his experiences of the industry and his personal journey to success over the years. This is a rare opportunity to get a deeper understanding of the sports and media sectors and pick up some practical tips for you to integrate into your own career or business.

Ugo Monye, National TV Pundit and former Rugby Union player

Moderator:
Michael Adeniya, Chief Operating Officer, UK Black Business Show

9:20 – 9:30   |  Closing Remarks

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