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Yomi Adegoke

Yomi Adegoke is a multi-award winning journalist, broadcaster and author who speaks and writes about race, feminism, popular culture and how they intersect, as well as class and online culture.

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About Yomi Adegoke

Yomi Adegoke is a multi-award winning journalist, broadcaster and author who has a monthly column at The Guardian and Vogue magazine. She has worked at ITN as senior journalist and Channel 4 News as a multi media producer, and has freelanced for The Washington Post, The Sunday Times and The Independent amongst others. She has been on and hosted panels at Cambridge university, the British Library, London City Hall and the Cheltenham literary festival (which she guest curated in 2019) and been in-conversation as an event host with the likes of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Naomi Campbell and Bernardine Evaristo.

In 2018 she co-authored the bestselling book Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible and was named one of the most influential people in London by the Evening Standard in the same year, as well as winning the Groucho Maverick Award and Marie Clare Future Shaper awards. Over the past few years, she has become one of the country’s leading voices on race, feminism and pop culture, and she is well-known for her music journalism, presenting the ‘Where are the black women in Grime?’ documentary on BBC Radio 4 in 2019 and producing the popular ‘The Lost Stars of Channel U’ documentary at ITN.

In 2021, she was named on the Forbes 30 under 30 list. She is a frequent talking head on news segments, documentaries and radio for Sky news, the BBC, Channel 5 and more. She was the Women’s Fiction Prize podcast host for two seasons and hosted a podcast in collaboration with BMW. Her debut novel, The List, was released in 2023 after an 11-way bidding war with publishers. It was an instant Sunday Times Bestseller and remained in the chart for 7 weeks. It was also Good Morning America’s book club pick for October 2023 and saw Yomi profiled in the New York Times, The Guardian, Vogue and more. She was announced as a GQ Man of the year honouree and is currently writing and executive producing the TV adaptation of her novel with A24, HBO and BBC.

A passionate advocate for accessibility in the arts, she is a trustee for award-winning mentoring charity and support network Arts Emergency.

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