Hi, I’m Ikenna - a Nigerian British broadcaster living in
The Netherlands. I create, present, write, act in and
sometimes produce, tv programmes and online talk shows. Welcome to my site. To read my full bio please click here.
November 2023 - I hosted ING Bank's online talkshow 'Orange Live' - and got to pose provocative, direct questions to senior leaders about how to supercharge a green transition in banking.
November 2023 - On behalf of the Dutch Foreign Ministry I hosted the two day Shaping Feminist Foreign Policy Conference in The Hague.
November 2023 - I moderated the World Health Organisation's second World Local Production Forum (WLPF), hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.
October 2023 - Moderating the Future of Finance Conference 2023 for FMO, and interviewing the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.
October 2023 - The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport invited me back to host their high level conference on dementia this year, with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte as keynote speaker.
September 2023 - It was an honour to follow in the footsteps of British entertainer Lenny Henry, by taking over the hosting of this year's ESDP Conference in Amsterdam.
June 2023 - I was invited back to host the 10th edition of the Tony's Chocolonely Fair.
May 2023 - Thank you to the Workplace Pride team, who invited me to host their International Conference, devoted to fighting for LGBTQI+ community inclusion at work.
May 2023 - It was a privilege to host the All Systems Connect Summit. A 3 day, high-level event.
April 2023 - I love innovators, that's why I said yes to hosting Plant FWD, The Netherlands' first gathering of leading entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, governments and plant-based pioneers.
March 2023 - For the second year in a row it was my pleasure to host the Movies that Matter Award Night and Special Screening
March 2023 - I was delighted to be invited back by the EU's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations agency and the Swedish Foreign Ministry, this time as a host as well as moderator, for the European Humanitarian Forum
March 2023 - It was my pleasure to host a 3 day summit for Norwegian energy transition giants DNV.
January 2023 - The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked me to moderate their high level summit on due diligence legislation.
November 2022 - Moderating sessions at COP27 in Egypt for the EU Commission's innovation arm, Climate KIC.
November 2022 - I hosted talkshows at ImpactFest - a coming together of likeminded, driven people, passionate about making the world a better place.
November 2022 - A highlight of the year for me, interviewing authors Bernardine Evaristo, Kübra Gümüsay and philosopher Anya Topolski, at the Brainwash Festival in Amsterdam.
October 2022 - It was a privilege to host the high level Ukraine Reconstruction and Recovery Conference organised by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
October 2022 - It was my honour to host the 40th Anniversary of the Roosevelt Foundation’s Four Freedoms Award in the presence of HRH Princess Beatrix.
July 2022 - On behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the International Criminal Court and the EU Commission, I hosted the Ukraine Accountability Conference.
October 2022 - The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport invited me to host their high level conference on dementia.
June 2022 - Hosting What Design Can Do (Live), Amsterdam's favourite festival on the impact of design with Saskia van Stein was a lot of fun.
June 2022 - For the second year running I was the happy host of the Effectory World Class Workplace Award show, this time live!
May 2022 - I hosted the Tony's Chocolonely Quarterly Meeting Party, an event designed to update and celebrate Tony's staff across the world.
April 2022 - I was the lucky host of the Movies that Matter Award night and the Q&A session for the film Along the Way.
April 2022 - I interviewed New York Times bestselling author and ex Netflix COO Patty McCord, for GoodHabitz.
April 2022 - For FMO and Solarplaza, I hosted The Future of Energy congress in the Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam.
April 2022 - Voiceover work for the new Dutch Royalty Today tour at Paleis Het Loo in the Netherlands.
March 2022 - I moderated 3 high level panels at the European Humanitarian Forum in Brussels.
January 2022 - My first event of the year was moderating a launch event for the Our Planet Our Future foundation.
November 2021 - For the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I moderated the Tech for Democracy summit in Copenhagen.
November 2021 - For the Dutch Ministry of Finance I moderated the Export Finance for Future Summit.
November 2021 - I was in Glasgow for COP 26, moderating sessions for Climate KIC - the EU's main climate innovation initiative.
November 2021 - Hosting Amsterdam International Water Week 2021 Integrated Leaders Forum.
October 2021 - Moderating 'African Artist Center Stage: How we made it' - as part of a collaboration between ZAM Magazine, Afrovibes and De Balie.
Moderating 3 sessions at the 76th United Nations General Assembly, for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Gender Equality and SRHR, Climate Adaptation and Circularity.
June, 2021 - Moderating The Grand Bargain, a 3 day summit about how to close the humanitarian financing gap, for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
June, 2021 - Hosting the ZAM Magazine Kleptocracy Project, an investigative journalism series launched in collaboration with Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam.
May, 2021 - Moderating An Evening with Rutger Bregman, renowned Dutch historian, journalist and New York Times best selling author, for The School of Life.
May, 2021 - Hosting the Deloitte Future of Food Global Summit and moderating discussions with everyone from CEOs and captains of industry to celebrity chefs.
May, 2021 - Hosting the Effectory World Class Workplace award ceremony.
April, 2021 - Hosting WCEF+Climate, a 2 day high-level summit for the World Circular Economy Forum and Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.
November, 2020 - Hosting the 2 day virtual conference, Youth at Heart for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
November, 2019 - Speaker at the Tony Chocolonely Fair.
October, 2020 - Giving a keynote speech entitled Dominance and Racism: Guardians of the Post-Racist Galaxy, to students at the University of Gent, Belgium.
August, 2019 - Hosting the two day NEXT Conference about digital technology in Hamburg Germany.
January 2021 - Hosting CAS TV, a 2 day series of talks at the Climate Adaptation Summit, for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.
October 2022 - To celebrate their 20th anniversary the Climate Neutral Group hosted an International summit and invited me to host.
November, 2020 - Accepting role of Chairman of the Board of the Correspondent Foundation, a platform dedicated to driving social progress through journalism.
October, 2020 - Co-creating, co-directing, voicing and featuring in the VPRO Tegenlicht programme: The Post Racist Planet.
June, 2019 - Being interviewed in the Eva Jinek show about my travel series Planet Nigeria, airing on NPO1, broadcast by BNNVARA and produced by De Haaien.
June, 2019 - Presenting and co-creating Planet Nigeria, a 6 part travel series for Dutch television broadcaster BNNVARA.
June, 2019 - Moderating Dialogues with William Kentridge and Walid Raad for the Stedelijk Museum in cooperation with Holland Festival.
September 2022 - The NEXT Tech Conference in Hamburg kindly asked me back as their host.
September 2022 - I hosted the inaugural Amsterdam Business Forum event in front of 1200 guests in AFAS Live this year.
My current tv project is a production with Dutch broadcaster VPRO - a 6 episode docudrama travel series following my journey to meet and learn from Europe's Afro Europeans, to air on NPO2 in fall 2024.
I've been invited back by the European Commission to host this year's European Humanitarian Forum. With so much at stake globally, this forum's outcomes are key.