East Africa’s leading Entertainment Publicist Anyiko Owoko from Kenya has been selected as one of the 100 women honorees for OkayAfrica’s 2018 #OKAY100Women list – released 1st March 2018. In a letter, the OkayAfrica team congratulated Anyiko for her dedicated work and for being a promising talent within the genre of media. Under the #OKAY100Women list Anyiko is included in Africa’s Top 10 Women in Media, alongside other honorees in nine other categories including Music, Arts, Business, Sports + Wellness and Activism.????
#OKAY100Women is OkayAfrica’s effort to celebrate distinguished African women making a difference in their respective fields. For more: www.100women.okayafrica.com
Speaking on the accolade, an elated Anyiko said, “I am so humbled to be among OkayAfrica’s 2018 #OKAY100Women list and to be recognized by such a global authority in the field of Arts and Culture. Thank you OkayAfrica team for the recognition. I applaud you for celebrating exceptional African women from different fields. This is so important because women continuously play key roles at development and innovation but it’s not always seen as that by the society at large,” adding, “To all the ladies out there— find your inner light and shine in whatever career or endeavor you are partaking. The world needs you and the world is watching.” Kenyan media personalities: Adelle Onyango and Vanessa Kingori were also included in #OKAY100Women list under the Media category.
Anyiko is celebrated for her role in the media space. She has worked as Publicist of Coke Studio Africa for three years now. She also heads content at NotJustOk.com/EastAfrica She recently curated a ‘Kenyan Vibes’ Playlist for Apple Music (Feb, 2018). She is a monthly columnist for YUMMY Magazine and occasionally contributes for Kenya’s Daily Nation. She also blogs music reviews via anyiko.wordpress.com During her 10-year stint as Publicist of Sauti Sol, Anyiko played a crucial role in building the brand and image of the group – today one of Africa’s biggest bands. The OkayAfrica letter to Anyiko went on to say: “We are excited to celebrate individuals like you, who are changing lives, influencing culture and inspiring a new generation of Africans to aim higher while making a significant impact in their communities.”
Anyiko Owoko majored in Broadcast Journalist at University of Nairobi’s School of Journalism. She has worked as a Broadcast Assistant and Reporter at BBC Swahili Bureau (Nairobi) and at KBC (Kenya Broadcasting Station) as a TV Producer and Presenter. She hosted Grapevine – Kenya’s longest running entertainment show for 7 years. During her documentation of local and international art scene, she noted a gap in proper artist representation— that marked her transition into PR. She stays active, present and vocal in matters pertaining the business of music and entertainment in Africa. In 2017, she founded Anyiko Public Relations (Anyiko PR) her imprint PR collective that prides itself in making African stars and connecting audiences in unique ways. Anyiko PR has represented top African and international stars including Major Lazer, Diamond Platnumz, Vanessa Mdee, Adekunle Gold, Seyi Shay, Skales, Omoakin, Mr. 2Kay, Stanley Enow, K.O, Maurice Kirya, Muthoni The Drummer Queen and Mandela, among others.
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