Who's THAT Girl??

[Who’s THAT Girl?] Remel London

Remel London is a name that SHOULD come to mind when you think of Black presenters doing their thing. For this edition of Who's THAT Girl? Yinka interviews her Capital XTRA colleague and one of the hardest working women in the game.

Who Are Ya?
“I’m Remel London I’m a TV, Radio Presenter and live events host”
Remel is also humble, she doesn’t mention the awards that she has won or the fact that she has been running events on the London circuit for years. She also casually forgets to drop that her voice can be heard on adverts all over the world. Remel is a girl who gets the job done and does it well. From live events with Disney and working with The MOBO Awards to being a voiceover artist for huge brands such as BET and BT Sport. And causually holding down a weekend slot on Capital XTRA, Remel is the definition of a working woman!

How Did You Get Here?
She graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Leeds University, but she always had her sights set on being in the spotlight “when I was younger, I really thought I could have been a singer, dancer or actress but quickly realised that’s not for me” she laughs.

“I loved performing but it soon became clear I just liked being on stage and being in front of the camera, more than playing the different roles. So thankfully I learned that I could be myself as a presenter and host!”
And host she is, Remel began her presenting career on LinkUP TV, quickly becoming the face of their youtube channel.

The thing about Remel’s success is that is it no accident. She didn’t roll out of bed one morning and into a job that thousands could only dream of. Remel has grafted and it only makes the smell of her success that much sweeter. She has produced her own live and youtube shows (Who remembers Rate Me Plz!?) and owns the airwaves on Saturday afternoons on Capital XTRA.
She is a regular feature on Whats Up TV on Sky 1 working as one of their permanent presenters on the series.

What Sets You Apart?
“I love telling stories! I think being British born but having a strong identity and heritage that is half Nigerian and half Guyanese, I’m now fascinated to know where people come from.” Remel wants to hear what people have to say and help them share those stories, proof of which can be found on her platform The Mainstream UK, which she launched earlier this year. It’s designed for creatives to “network, collaborate and launch their careers into the mainstream media and entertainment world” with a podcast that includes interviews with presenters, film makers, actors and more.

Remel believes that everyone has an incredible story to tell and wants to be the person that helps them share it. It isn’t just her passion for people that sets her apart. She is a consistent queen, she has hosted The Music For Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall for 2 consecutive years, The Rocking Ur Teens Girls Conference for the last 5 years and the first Virtual Notting Hill Carnival Main Stage in 2020. Did somebody say goals?

Next 5 Years… Where Are Ya?
Remel dreams of being bigger, better and building on the foundation that is already starting to yield results “I’m super excited to be an international Broadcaster, known for my documentaries and entertainment shows interviewing all of your faves!”
I suspect we wont have long to wait as Remel has just done her first major interview for Capital XTRA, talking to Swiss, the man behind Black Pound Day UK.
She also has a video series out on Capital XTRA during this Black History Month honouring a Great Black Briton a day. Whilst she is no novice to the world of presenting, just one look at her insta feed shows you that Remel London is just getting started.

How Do We Find You?
Remel can be found on Twitter and Instagram and her platform The Mainstream UK is on Instagram.

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