In October 2022, INMA awarded 30 young professionals around the world with its third “30 Under 30” award as part of its Young Professionals Initiative. This is the 25th in a series of 30 features about the impressive rising media stars who are shaping our industry.
Aminata, a journalist at the Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS), wears many hats in the newsroom: producer, news anchor, and reporter. Her tireless efforts have led to an increased focus on the reporting of children’s and women’s issues, crime, security, education, health, and the environment.
She also takes on many leadership roles and is considered one of the most reliable journalists in the country. In addition to her work as a journalist, she is the founder of Kids Podium, the biggest children’s platform in Gambia. The national programme gives children early exposure to public speaking and has become a major yearly event that every Gambian looks forward to.
Children are recruited from urban, rural, and disabled communities, including deaf and visually impaired kids. Aminata said she is excited to see her hard work paying off.
“It has always been my dream to be an international journalist, and I am glad I am a few steps away from this achievement. I have the ambition and zeal to establish a media house. It has always been my dream to own a broadcasting medium, which shall be established in The Gambia, to reliably and credibly keep the public informed.”