All About Lamide
All About Lamide
Lamide Akintobi is an award winning journalist and television personality with several years of experience in TV, in front of and behind the camera.
She was born in Lagos, Nigeria, where she lived until she was almost 12. Then she moved to London to complete her secondary education at Archbishop Michael Ramsey, after which she attended Bacon's College, also in London, for her A-Levels.
Then she moved to the U.S, first attending Volunteer State Community College in Tennessee, where she graduated Summa cum Laude with an A.A Degree in Broadcast Journalism & Spanish. During her time at Vol State, she served as a Student Leader and was a founding member and Vice President of the school's International Student Association, as well as a Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society member and a Dean's List Student every semester. After leaving Tennessee, she moved to Texas, attending Texas A&M University - Commerce (formerly ETSU), where she was a member of the Pi of Texas Honors Society and pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a community service organization. She graduated from TAMU-C with a B.A Degree in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish (Magna cum laude), and followed that up in 2011 with an M.A (with Merit) in International Journalism from City University, London, which she attended as a British Council Chevening Scholar.
She has worked as a news anchor, producer and reporter at Channels Television and Television Continental, and joined Ebonylife TV, a Pan-African Entertainment Network, as a Presenter/Producer in early 2013. She co-created, co-presents and produces “The Spot,” one of the channel's most popular shows, and has produced and presented several other shows and programming on the channel, including EL Now, The Calabar Jazz Festival, The Calabar Carnival, With Mikel - a special interview program on Chelsea F.C player Mikel Obi, and Travel/Documentary Specials in Rwanda.
In addition to this, she has worked on independent documentaries and content acquisition for TV channels.
She won a Future Award for "On Air Personality of the Year" in 2009, as well as a “Women in Media” award and the Ogun State Young Achiever award. In December 2013, she was honoured as one of the 100 “Guardians of the Future” by The Future Africa Project in a ceremony at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. She was also named "One of 50 Women Changing Journalism in Nigeria" by the Women in Journalism Nigeria Organization in 2015.
She is also currently the editor of Diaspora Quarterly, a quarterly magazine focused on telling the stories of Nigerians in the Diaspora, and returnees making a difference in Nigeria, In addition to this, she is a voice-over artiste, a content consultant, a freelance sub-editor, panel moderator and a documentary maker who loves adventure, good food, travel, music, movies, learning new languages and reading.