Laila Johnson-Salami Bio, Wiki
Laila Johnson-Salami is a Nigerian journalist with a diverse career history, including roles at Spice TV, Nigeria Info FM, and Wazobia Max TV. Presently, she serves as a Correspondent at Arise News.
In 2022, she received the inaugural UNDP/UN Women International Women’s Day Award in the Media and Entertainment category, and she was a nominee for the 2022 Gatefield People’s Journalist for Africa Award.
She is recognized for her efforts in advancing gender equality, empowering youth, championing climate action, and promoting social inclusion. Salami is a co-founder of the We Rise Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to women’s emancipation, and a founding member of the Feminist Coalition.
Laila Johnson-Salami Age
Johnson-Salami was born in Ibadan, Nigeria on 3 December 1996, making her 26 years old as of 2023.
Laila Johnson-Salami Height
Her actual height has yet to be revealed, but it will be updated as soon as her body measurements are released.
Laila Johnson-Salami Family
Salami was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, to Abayomi Salami (father) and Diana Yeside Johnson (mother). Her grandfather, Lekan Salami, held the esteemed titles of chief, businessman, sports administrator, and politician. Additionally, her aunt, Caroline Lee Johnson, is a renowned British actress.
Laila Johnson-Salami Husband
Salami is a married woman, her husband Abasam Basky Onyia proposed to her on September 29 2020, while in maldives for vacation. The couple is married and have a child together.
Laila Johnson-Salami Education
Salami grew up in both Nigeria and the UK, where she pursued her education and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Westminster.
Laila Johnson-Salami Career
In 2016, she played a pivotal role in founding the We Rise Initiative, a non-governmental organization dedicated to empowering women. Her return to Nigeria from the UK occurred in 2017. In 2018, Salami embarked on a unique endeavor by co-hosting “On the Couch with Falz and Laila,” a show where they conducted interviews with presidential aspirants for the 2019 elections.
May 2019 Salami assumed the role of co-host for Arise News, anchoring the channel’s prime time program, “The Morning Show.” Subsequently, she co-hosted the afternoon program, “News Day.” Starting in 2021, Salami transitioned into the position of a field correspondent at Arise News, specializing in reporting on environmental matters, healthcare, and international affairs.
In 2021, Salami showcased her talents by producing and presenting a pioneering wildlife conservation series called “Go Wild” in partnership with the international NGO WildAid, which aired on Arise News.
In 2022, the UNDP/UN Women International Women’s Day Award committee recognized her as “A rising star in media and journalism who is changing the narrative around gender equality, youth empowerment, climate action, and social inclusion, one conversation at a time.”
She is a Founding Member of the Feminist Coalition, an organization dedicated to advocating for equality for Nigerian women.
- 2022 UNDP/UN Women International Women’s Day Award for Media and Entertainment
- 2022 Gatefield People’s Journalist for Africa Award (Nominee)
- 2021 Future Awards Prize for Journalism (Nominee)
Laila Johnson-Salami Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of between $500 thousand- $1 Million which she has earned through her career.