Opinionated, charismatic and provocative – Afua Hagan is one of the leading voices on diversity in Britain.
A TV News Anchor, Commentator, Journalist and award-winning Broadcaster, Afua is in high demand, regularly appearing on ITV’s This Morning, Good Morning Britain, Jeremy Vine on Channel 5, the BBC, Sky and CNN. She is a distinguished Commentator on the British Royal Family, featuring on UK and international outlets.
Afua Hagan also appears on STV, Yanga! TV, LBC, Times Radio and talkRADIO and has been honoured for her work in Broadcasting by the Black Women in Business Awards. Afua is an excellent Diversity and Inclusion Keynote Speaker and Moderator.
A passionate and experienced journalist, Afua hosted the TV show “Sustainable Energy” for CNBC, wrote a column for The Voice Newspaper and was Editor-in-Chief for Glam Africa Magazine.
She moved to London from Glasgow aged 17 to study journalism at City University. After specialising in broadcast and music, Afua found herself working at T4 and PopWorld before moving on to the dizzy heights of 60 Minute Makeover on ITV. She grew bored of decorating strangers ’homes in an hour or under and made the leap to music publishing where she worked for Blue Mountain Music under the watchful and legendary eye of Chris Blackwell.
Following her passion as a writer, Afua landed a job at Blackhair as Editorial Assistant, rising to be Editor after only a year. She became the Features Editor for Pride magazine and a Producer and Anchor for Arise News. After switching to ABN TV, she produced and presented the popular show Young & Rising and launched Entertainment Weekly. Afua is a great supporter of the UK and international music scene, especially in the world of Afrobeats and was the host of The A-List on The Beat 103.6FM.
Afua Hagan is a brilliant keynote speaker covering issues such as Diversity, Black Lives Matter and Equality for Women and continues to work as an Event Host and Moderator. Clients have included Retail Week, the NHS, Cambridgeshire Police, Compare the Market and Inmarsat.
Afua lives and works in London. In her spare time she likes to make up dance routines with her daughter, have manicures and read crime novels.
"I just wanted to drop a quick note to say how fabulous Afua was. She really brought a fresh per-spective, energy and positivity to the session."
Harprit Hockley, NHS England
"Afua’s talk was great. The audience really appreciated her openness to share her experiences and we had some excellent questions. Afua answered them brilliantly."
Agatha Kennedy, WildBrain
"Afua, it was brilliant to hear your stories and experiences and to learn and understand more about Black History. Thank you again. Your talk helped to open minds."
Rachel Power, Head of Internal Comms at IQ Student Accommodation
"It’s rare that you come across such a standout talent as Afua. She often contributes to topics on shows across talkRADIO and has a reputation for being reliable, outspoken and a brilliant broad-caster. She has a thorough, eloquent and often feisty approach which is why she is so sought after. It’s always a pleasure to have her on the station."
Holly Keogh, Producer talkRADIO
"Afua is a passionate and energetic journalist who works tirelessly to give a voice to those who would otherwise not be heard. Her dedication to the cause of fair and impartial reporting is exemplary. Her burning desire for inequality and social injustice to be highlighted across the spectrum is extraordinary. And she has succeeded in getting all those issues heard on a wide range of platforms with her intelligent, well-informed and brilliantly articulated contributions. A wonderful colleague and an inspiration to us all."
Tom Fredericks, Programme Editor, ARISE News
"Thank you for the inspiring talk with Inmarsat! As a first generation British Indian, I was able to draw parallels to the experiences and challenges you faced and was truly inspired to hear how you over-come and face them."
"Afua, thank you so much again for taking the time to do the talk today. It was super useful for me in HR but also the whole team has been singing your praises on how great and insightful it was."
"Very insightful and thought-provoking! Eye-opening, enlightening talk - thank you."
"Afua’s stories and experiences come from the heart and really hit home - how we all have a re-sponsibility around racial equality as everyone deserves to be who they are."
Caroline Thomas, Director of HR, B&Q
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