Ashedzi 'Shedzi' Ayuba-Kuwu
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Ashedzi 'Shedzi' Ayuba-Kuwu

Fashion Creative (Freelance)London, United Kingdom
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Ashedzi 'Shedzi' Ayuba-Kuwu

Fashion Creative (Freelance)London, United Kingdom
About me
Fashion content creator, TV Presenter, Writer and Creative Director (Freelance) - Featured on BBC, Fox Life Africa, Glam Africa Mag, Yanga TV and more - Currently a 'Young Pioneer' on a FashMash programme - London based - Email: Info@shedzi.com - Instagram/YouTube/Twitter: Shedziofficial Shedzi is a fast-rising British-Nigerian award-winning TV personality, based in London. This is self-proclaimed “Classy, Sassy and Stylish” character is also a Content creator, Writer (and Copywriting) Fashion-Influencer and Creative Director. Her bubbly, witty and down-to-earth personality can be enjoyed on various TV and online media platforms across the UK and Africa, including; BBC, YangaTV, FoxLife, Vox Africa, GlamAfrica Magazine, Pulse TV, and many others. She is currently the host of Nigeria Top Weddings on Yanga TV in the UK and making waves on FoxlifeAfrica in over 40 African countries, as well as writing debut in Glam Africa. This once corporate city girl now enjoys collaborating with media platforms, fashion and lifestyle brands on original content , on her platforms #ShedziTakes and #ShedziStyleDiary (@ShedziStyleDiary), in which she also creatively directs. In her spare time this ‘Fashionista’ can be caught at Fashion events and fashion weeks and is an advocated of ‘Self-expression and confidence through Fashion. Shedzi is currently the host of self-titled show, #ShedziTalks on Instagram and YouTube, which focuses on Fashion, style and Media hot topics featuring guests such as Jacqueline Illumoka and Laura Brown, Editor in Chief of Instyle Magazine.
Projects
  • Shedzi Talks: All things Fashion, Media and Style - Season 1
    Shedzi Talks: All things Fashion, Media and Style - Season 1#ShedziTalks featuring Fashion industry guests, Laura Brown, Editor-in-Chief of InStyle Magazine, joins us to discus how she is managing a major celebrity fashion publication in these unprecedented times; global pandemic, Lockdown and Black lives matter. We chat about her career, getting into the Fashion Industry/advice for young creatives , relationship with Glenda Bailey, the August Badass cover with Drew Barrymore, the July Cover with Alicia Keys and some funny responses to Rapid fire questio
  • Article: The rise of the 'Boss Babe': Phenomenal women successfully navigating a man's world.
    Article: The rise of the 'Boss Babe': Phenomenal women successfully navigating a man's world.The December 2019 Revolutionary issue with Ovie Soko on the cover. I wrote a three page piece to celebrate five trailblazing black millennial 'boss babe' women, who have successfully navigated male dominated career industries across various countries, namely; Patricia Bright, Sherrie Silver, Irene Agbonataen, Grave Ladoja MBE and Bonang Matheba. The article covers the ways in which these women are driving positive change within their communities through their social and economic influence. As we
  • TV Presenting Reel Shedzi
    TV Presenting Reel ShedziAn Award-Winning TV Presenter with Class, Sass and Style ! Do enjoy a reel of my work from various shows including Nigerian Top Weddings ( FoxLife Africa and YangaTV), Brightknightshow (BenTV), BBC - Victoria Derbyshire and YangaTV - Noni Contact Email: Info@shedzi.com Instagram/YouTube/Twitter: @Shedziofficial & @Shedzistylediary Website: Shedzi.com LinkedIn: ashedziakuwu Please follow me on social media handles to keep up to date with my work !
  • #ShedziStyleDiary Fashion Film:  Who Runs The World !
    #ShedziStyleDiary Fashion Film: Who Runs The World !Shedzi Style Diary - Expression through Fashion ! Theme; Who Run's the World, is all about body confidence and is inspired by Beyonce's 'who runs the world' song. In this day and age, with the rise of social media 'perfect' body images, I think it is importance to be content with your body in order to avoid feelings of insecurity and the need for external validation. Creative Director and Model: Ashedzi ' Shedzi ' Ayuba-Kuwu @shedzistylediary/@shedziofficial Photographer - @femstah Makeup @dol
  • Fashion Modelling
    Fashion ModellingThis portfolio is a preview of my fashion modelling work it includes: BHM Shoot with Eniafe Momodu Modern African Lady campaign by DAO London Lagos Takeover x KK Afrique Campaign for Talakija Shoot with Fireshone Darker Shades of Melanin
  • #ShedziStyleDiary Fashion Film on Chinese New Year
    #ShedziStyleDiary Fashion Film on Chinese New YearBTS of an original China Town shoot inspired by Chinese New Year, all things silk, Red and ShedziStyleDiary - Expression through Fashion ! Follow us on Instagram: @Shedziofficial @Shedzistylediary Team Credit Creative Director and Model: Ashedzi 'Shedzi' Ayuba-Kuwu @Shedziofficial @Shedzistylediary Photography - @Femstah Makeup - @honiglam.makeover Outfit: @boohoo Hair - @Hiddentresses Videography - @Directher.ov
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Work history
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    Young PioneerFashMash
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    Mentor: Michelle Sadlier, Head of Content & Brand Marketing at Zegna. 1 of 12 Fashion 'Young Pioneers', selected to join a 6-month mentoring programme and receive coaching from a Top Fashion Executive. The programme provided by FashMash, is designed to nurture the next generation of Fashion industry talent dedicated to driving change. FashMash is a global community uniting pioneering minds from the fashion, digital and technology space.
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    Host, #ShedziTalksShedzi.com
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Self-titled brand Shedzi is currently the host of self-titled show, #ShedziTalks on Instagram and YouTube, which focuses on Fashion, style and Media hot topics featuring guests such as Jacqueline Illumoka and Laura Brown, Editor in Chief of Instyle Magazine. Instagram /YouTube: Shedziofficial
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Skills
  • Entertainment
  • Presenting
  • Client Presentation
  • Modelling
  • Event Hosting
  • Hosting
  • Content Creation
  • Branding
  • Fashion Blogging
  • Fashion Events
  • Fashion Campaigns
  • Creative Direction
  • Content
  • Content Creatiion
  • Content Creator
  • Content Editor
  • Public Speaking
  • Print Publications
  • Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Fashion Writing
  • Creative Art Direction
  • Branding Strategy
Education
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    BSc EconomicsUniversity of Birmingham
     - London, United Kingdom
    • Modules: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Advanced Mathematics for Economics, Applied Economics and Statistics, Econometrics, European Economic Issues, Development Economics and British economy. • Dissertation: ‘Effects of Foreign Direct Investment in the Nigerian Oil Industry’, on the theme of Economic development in emerging markets. • Co-founder of the University of Birmingham Women in Finance Society: A society sponsored by Deutsche Bank and EY. Its purpose was to enable young female undergraduates build networks with like-minded individuals, gain exposure to career opportunities and explore challenges women face in financial services. I organized career events, panels and workshops featuring senior professionals from firms such as JP Morgan, HSBC, RBS, BT and others including guest Speakers such Gwyn Day. ONGOING TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
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    A LevelsSt. Francis Xavier Sixth Form
     - London, United Kingdom
    5 A Levels and 1 AS levels: Grade A-B: A-Level: Maths, Economics, History and Government & Politics AS level: Extended project essay on Economic development Extra-curricular: Student board member and raised over £500 for charity, Operation Christmas Child
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Awards
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    TV Personality of the yearAfrica Pride Awards
    Award for work across African Diaspora media after only two years within the media industry. African Pride Awards 2018 | The 3rd Annual African Pride Awards, held at the iconic Proud Embankment, Waterloo Bridge, 8 Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2AB on 3rd June 2018, 5-11pm Initiated by Africa Unplugged and Therapy Entertainment, and sponsored by a number of leading Pan-African companies, including One Africa Music Fest, Women for Africa, EPJ Media and Save the Congo!, the prestigious black tie gala dinner award recognises, celebrates, inspires and fosters the outstanding and extraordinary role African men and women, in and outside Africa, play in sport, film, music, politics, business, journalism, fashion and technology in advancing Africa forward. Awilo Longomba | Winner lifetime achievement award APA 2017 Previous award winners include: Antony Joshua, Awilo, Fuse ODG, Eddie Kadi, Adesope Olajide, VoxAfrica TV and DJ Abass. The African Pride Awards boasts of a record 21 award categories, totalling 183 entries from 16 countries from Africa to the Caribbean.
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    Top 100 Black Graduates in the UKPowerlist Media
    Top 100 African and African Caribbean Students and New Graduates
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