ADESEWA HANNAH OGUNLEYIMU
Adesewa Hannah Ogunleyimu (born in 1985), known professionally as Adesewa Josh, is a Nigerian broadcast journalist who covers both national and international news for TRT World.
Previously she was a correspondent at Channels TV from 2012 to 2017. In the early 1990s, Josh worked as a child actor in Nigeria, where she appeared in ABC Wonderland from Galaxy Television (Nigeria). She also worked on the soap, Tinsel. Josh also appeared in theater productions at the University of Ibadan Theater Art Hall where she appeared in Wedlock of the Gods, The Gods are Not to Blame, and Under the Moon.
In 2007, Josh was a cast member of the Nigerian reality television show called Next Movie Star, which focused on discovering new talents in the acting profession.
In 2012, Josh co-hosted a TV talent hunt show Lucozade Boost Freestyle with Nigerian comedian Julius Agwu. She also appeared as a judge on Nigerian Idol.
In July 2012, Josh began her career as a journalist as a co-host of the early morning show Sunrise Daily on Nigerian cable news network Channels TV in Lagos, Nigeria. She became the Channels TV evening news anchor and worked as a producer reporting on international affairs, a position she held until October 2017.
After briefly working at Voice of America in New York City in 2017, Josh worked as a host of the Emmy-nominated United Nations documentary news series called 21st Century Programme.
In November 2017, Josh began working as a news correspondent with TRT World based out of Istanbul, Turkey. In this position, Josh covers international affairs for TRT World News and other news platforms on Africa’s development, politics, and diplomatic relations.
Josh produces the news segment The Newsmakers and serves as a correspondent at the Africa Desk of TRT World. She also hosts a program called Network Africa for TRT World. Josh has done extensive work on the social impact of the Boko Haram insurgency on women and children.