Kadaria Ahmed Bio, Wiki
Kadaria Ahmed, a Nigerian journalist and media entrepreneur, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of RadioNow 95.3FM.
She commenced her career at the BBC in London and has garnered experience in various media formats, including print, radio, television, online, and social media platforms.
Kadaria Ahmed Age
Ahmed was born on 13th December, although she has not disclosed her year of birth. She was born in Kano and celebrates her birthday on the 13th of December every year.
Kadaria Ahmed Height
Her actual height has not yet been revealed, but it will be updated as soon as her body measurements are released to the public.
Kadaria Ahmed Family
Ahmed was born to her mother Hafsat Abdulwaheed a Nigerian, writer, poet, and a women’s rights activist. Her mother Hafsat is the inaugural female Hausa author from Northern Nigeria to have authored and published a novel. She originates from Kofar Mata district in Kano City, Kano State, Nigeria.
Kadaria Ahmed Husband
Ahmed is married to Yemi Adesida.
Kadaria Ahmed Education
Ahmed holds a Master’s degree in Television from Goldsmiths, University of London, and earned her Bachelor’s degree from Bayero University, Kano. She is also a recipient of the Chevening Scholarship.
Kadaria Ahmed Career
She began her career at the BBC, where she held the position of senior producer for acclaimed programs such as “Focus on Africa” and “Network Africa.” In this role, she contributed significantly to shaping the news agenda for these flagship programs and reported from various parts of the world, including South Africa, Eritrea, and the United Nations.
Returning to Nigeria, Kadaria Ahmed assumed the role of editor at “Next,” an award-winning publication. There, she managed a newsroom comprising around 120 individuals and approximately 30 stringers, steering the editorial direction of the organization. Unfortunately, the newspaper ceased its print edition in September 2011.
In 2011, she moderated Nigeria’s presidential election debate, which was broadcast live on national television.
In 2014, Kadaria co-created, produced, and hosted “Straight Talk,” an interview program aimed at scrutinizing and engaging Nigeria’s decision-makers on critical issues. Notable figures she interviewed included Ibrahim Babangida, Tonye Princewill, Babatunde Fashola, Rotimi Amaechi, Ali Baba, Oby Ezekwesili, among others.
In 2017, she introduced a new show called “The Core” on Channels TV. In July 2017, she conducted an interview with Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who made headlines by declaring “Biafra or death.”
Leading up to the February 2019 general elections, she moderated town hall meetings for presidential candidates and their deputies, notably for President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Professor Yemi Osibanjo.
Kadaria Ahmed currently serves as a member of the judging panel for the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism. She also sits on the Board of Trustees for the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism and the Promasidor Quill awards. She is a member of the Nigerian Guild of Editors and the Nigerian Institute of Directors.
In 2017, she established Daria Media Ltd, a company dedicated to promoting public service journalism. In 2020, she founded RadioNow 95.3FM and continues to be a member of the board of trustees for the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism.
Writing and editing
Ahmed’s journalistic writings have found their way into both national and international newspapers, including publications like the Daily Trust, The Guardian, and the Financial Times of London.
Furthermore, she has undertaken editing responsibilities for two significant publications. The first, titled “Nigeria the Good News,” released in 2012, serves as a compilation of articles contributed by entrepreneurs, civil society activists, industry leaders, and policymakers. These articles highlight the positive developments occurring in Nigeria despite the challenges the country faces.
In 2014, the Henrich Boell Foundation commissioned her to oversee the creation of a publication focused on sustainable development and the consequences of climate change in Lagos State. This publication, titled “Lagos – A Climate Resilient Megacity,” features contributions from experts across various domains, discussing the impact of climate change on Lagos and proposing interventions to address current issues and mitigate future challenges.
In early 2021, an online publication claimed that the Kaduna State government had shown favoritism by granting her land allocations. However, she refuted these allegations and clarified that she followed the legal procedures for acquiring land in Kaduna. Unfortunately, she couldn’t complete the necessary processes, resulting in her loss of the land.
In February 2021, she accused Nigerian journalists of exacerbating ethnic tensions in their coverage of crises involving the Fulani ethnic group. The response, Emmanuel Ogbeche, the chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Abuja, labeled her accusation as false.
In 2019, she faced accusations of “open bias” in her handling of the presidential election debate between Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar. She defended her approach, citing that it was influenced by the way each candidate had treated her during the election.
Kadaria Ahmed Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as a journalist.