Name: Jennifer Ogole
What she does: Youth and community worker
Impact: Leads a team that has enabled over 800 volunteers from the Borough of Brent to have a go in media broadcasting since it started in 2002
Nominated by: Servene Mouazan, CEO of Ogunte
Jennifer came to the UK as a refugee and asylum seeker in 1980. She got involved in a youth group at the age of 15, became a single mother at 20, and started BANG Edutainment at the age of 25, from her living room. Jennifer is now the CEO of the Bang Group, a combination of media, education and community development. LIFE FM has been so far its flagship project, known as the voice of the community.
In 1997, Life FM was awarded a five year FM broadcast licence. It is now called Bang Radio, the first “Social Radio”, and provides a platform for people and organisations to share information and grow their community, in North West London, and over the world through their successful on-line presence. Jennifer leads a team that has enabled over 800 volunteers to have a go in media broadcasting since it started in 2002.
BANG is a social enterprise based in the London Borough of Brent that aims to address youth social exclusion through training, development & broadcast. BANG primarily provides young people with training in music & media, as well as a medium to express themselves through its own radio station, BANG 103.6FM.