ABOUT LAILA

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Laila Johnson-Salami is a Broadcast Journalist, Advocate for sustainable development and the Co-Founder of the We Rise Initiative. She is a Politics and International Relations Graduate from the University of Westminster, who spent a majority of her teen years working with governments and organizations on human rights and development. She worked at the House of Commons for MP Chris Williamson, as an Ambassador for Girl Rising and also works as a Correspondent for the Commonwealth Youth Council. Furthermore, Laila co-hosts a YouTube show called On the Couch with Falz and Laila and anchors a podcast with Midas Radio – Broken Record.

Laila is also a host and a moderator, who is available to cover events and panel sessions within and beyond Nigeria. Previous jobs in 2018 include moderating the Day of the Girl 2018 panel session at the United Nations Information Centre, hosting the Meet the Farmers Conference 2018 and hosting and moderating at the New Media, Citizens and Governance Conference 2018.