30 Sep 2015

Biography of Melinda Akinlami, Presenter, Producer, Channels Television

Melinda Akinlami
Melinda Akinlami
Melinda Akinlami, the amiable presenter and producer is a seasoned broadcaster and media/communication professional.
She had her University Education at Delta State University, where she graduated with
a B.A in Performing Arts and specialisation in Media Arts. She also has many other professional certification to her credit.
She is a News Anchor and Deputy News Editor at Channels Television, Nigeria.
She is also a Senior Producer incharge of Art-House, a 30minute programme that showcases Creative Minds with a focus on indigenous talent in Africa along with Art Review, a special report that features on Channels TV 10pm Flagship News every Sunday.
Art House, a popular art and culture programme is one of the defining and remarkable programmes from the rich bouquet of Channel Televisions. First anchored by award winning visual art enthusiast, culture activist and embattled Director of National Gallery of Art, Joe Musa, the programme over the years has gained popularity and value addition for the huge customers of Channels television and more especially, for members of the art community, who are infected by the knack and valve with which its present presenter, Melinda Akinlami has in repackaging and reporting the show.
According to  Melinda, Keeping the arthouse tradition alive has been a daunting and interesting task. It means being inventive and creative as a producer. Adopting that flow to the presentation of the programme. It also means opening your mind and heart to new ideas, knowing the things to add and the ones to drop. That will make viewers really enjoy the show because as we all know, the arts especially the visual art sector needs people to believe in its potentials to contribute to all and not just to the wall.

In an interview, On how, she has come this far, she has this to say: “I must say that it is attributable to our innovative strategy: Everyday, we  are  repackaging, re-branding and again, the station has expanded its reach beyond our shores. It is now possible that if you miss Arthouse on TV on 9.30pm on Saturday  or on the  repeat broadcast on  Monday.12.30pm you can still catch us online on our website as the station is 24hours on or off line.”
Melinda is a versatile journalist and has covered several beats from business to health and even politics to mention a few. Her career has seen her travel around the world to report and learn about the latest broadcasting techniques being used in the 21st century.
She is a christian, happily married and blessed with children.

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