Radio Today reports that a theatre graduate, who works in workplace training, is joining BBC Radio Leicester to host a weekly show. Aminata Kamara (29) from Leicester will present The Vibe every Wednesday night.
Earlier this year, BBC Radio Leicester held open auditions to find original talent to front the Wednesday night programme, aimed at African and Caribbean audiences, which will also be broadcast on Radio2Funky, Leicester’s only radio station dedicated to Black music and arts. After a blind audition process to impress producers from BBC Radio Leicester, BBC 1Xtra and Radio2Funky, and a final which required a live on-air demo, Aminata was selected.
“I knew as soon as I heard about this opportunity I had to audition. I loved how practical the process was. It wasn’t about words on paper, it was about my ability to do the job, showcase my skills, and it gave me chance to be my bubbly self. I am thrilled beyond words and 110% ready for this new chapter. I can’t wait to bring something fresh and exciting to BBC Leicester!”
Aminata will host The Vibe on Wednesday’s, starting on July 31st from 7pm till 10pm.