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 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.
The name says it all, the ImpactFest is a coming together of likeminded, driven people, passionate about making the world a better place. And I'll have the pleasure of hosting it.
I'm looking forward to moderating sessions at COP27 in Egypt for the EU Commission's innovation arm, Climate KIC