Media personalities on radio, television and the internet are some of the most impressionable people. They bring real-time news, entertainment, and real-life issues closer to the masses. They’re the voices accompanying our information and documenting our society. They’re not just exciting, they’re culture.

In today’s look into women in media, we compiled a list of eight female presenters who are killing it from television to radio, YouTube to TikTok, Instagram, and X.

Top Female Digital/Online Presenter

Chinasa Anukam 

Abuja-based Chinasa Anukam, the host of the popular YouTube show Is This Seat Taken? has a casual but intentional way of interacting with her guests. It’s a first-date setting. She draws out her subjects’ playful side without skipping details about their professional and general lives.

Top Female TV Presenters

Nancy Isime

Nancy Isime is one of the most famous faces on Nigerian TV. From presenting a gossip show called The Squeeze to handling the backstage segments of MTN Project Fame Season 7, presenting HipTV’s #Trending segment (2016 – 2023) and co-hosting The Headies award shows in 2019 and 2020, she’s put herself in faces. She also has her TV show, The Nancy Isime Show. Exclude her blooming acting career; you’ll see she remains one of Nigeria’s top female presenters.

Ojy Okpe

Ojy Okpe has continually evolved around cameras from modelling to film to journalism. She is a co-host on Arise News’s The Good Morning Show. She hosts her segment known as What’s Trending With Ojy Okpe. If you want verifiable updates on the conversations in the Nigerian socio-political and economic space, don’t miss her segment every morning.

Folu Storms

Earlier in her career, Folu Storm did radio at 92.3 Inspiration FM. Not long before she became a presenter and content producer for NdanniTV’s award-winning The New Africa documentary, she was an MTV Base Africa’s top-three VJ finalist. She’s in more movies and series these days, but TV and radio still serve as Folu Storm’s medium.

Toke Makinwa

In 2010, Toke Makinwa made her first major media appearance as a co-host on Rhythm 93.7 FM’s The Morning Drive Show. Since then, she’s appeared as co-host, host, and presenter on 3 Live Chicks, HipTV’s #Trending, EbonyLife TV’s Moments, and her Talk With Toke Makinwa Show. Through her vibrant television host and radio personality career, Toke Makinwa has built one of the biggest brands in the Nigerian media space. 

Top Female Radio Presenters

Kemi Smallz

Kemi Smallz’s career began at 14 as a kid presenter for old Nigerian TV programmes like Tales Africa, Kiddies Island, and Generation Next. She was an OAP at CIty 105.1 FM (2013-2017). She co-hosts the Good Morning Nigeria show on Cool 96.9 FM every weekday (5 AM-10 AM). She also officially hosts Basement Gig. If there’s a Nigerian on-air personality (OAP) to ring about music commentary, the person is Kemi Smallz, AKA Radio Rat.

Toolz

Tolu Oniru, AKA Toolz, is a radio personality, talk show host and presenter. From The Juice talk show to hosting the X Factor West Africa (2013) to the Midday Show she hosts on The Best 99.9 FM, Toolz has stayed a top voice in the African media space—little wonder she’s now a director of programmes at Megaletrics, the company that owns Beat FM. 

Adenike Lanlehin

Adenike Lanlehin’s journey into the media industry started with a three-month internship at Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation during her Polytechnic days. Since then, she’s worked at Splash FM and Cool FM. Adenike brings all the front page news and reviews to radio listeners on Fresh FM’s Freshly Pressed programme.

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