Doreen Avio, a Ghanaian journalist and TV and radio personality, was adjudged “Female Media Personality of the Year” at the Africa Young Talent Achievers Awards at a presentation ceremony held last week at the National Theatre.
The annual scheme recognizes the outstanding performance and contributions of personalities in academia, the corporate world, politics, entrepreneurs, civil society, etc. to elevate the conversation across all levels. It is to acknowledge inspiring African creatives and personalities who are breaking the bias and putting Africa on the global map and market.
Mrs. Avio took the coveted Africa Young Talent Achievers trophy ahead of her fellow nominees, consisting of her compatriots Victoria Smith and Shirley Irene Thompson. The award is the latest of many for the celebrated Ghanaian on-screen personality, who in February this year was named among the “Top 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians” in 2022.
From interviewing influential creative figures spanning music, movies, comedy, poetry, and more, to moderating private events and forums, as well as hosting mega concerts both in Ghana and abroad, Doreen Avio has been passionate about telling untold stories. She is a campaigner against gender inequality in Ghana’s creative industry, particularly in the network of disc jockeys (DJs). This campaign attracted notable government officials, including the Swiss Embassy in Ghana.
Her eloquence, poise, and intelligence solidify her position as the queen of the screens. She is currently the host of “The Doreen Avio Show,” a lifestyle program on Joy Prime that is grabbing everyone’s attention, as well as the founder of “The Doreen Avio Foundation,” which aims to promote the needs and education of girl’s children.