Former CP24 Host Launches Digital Talk Show

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 19:23 Written by  Published in News Read 593 times
Nneka Elliott photographed by Samantha Clarke Nneka Elliott photographed by Samantha Clarke
Toronto ON- March 2017 - Nneka Elliott, award-winning TV news gyal and former Reporter/Anchor at CP24 will launch “NNEKA” on April 4th, 2017 a digital lifestyle talk show for the Caribbean diaspora.

Hosted by Nneka herself, the show focuses on fashion, beauty, food, health, and culture through a Caribbean lens. Season one guests include: YouTube star Marlon Palmer, comedian Jay Martin, success coach Karlyn Percil, Sandy Lion (Brand Ambassador for DAYA by Zendaya) and many more.

The show features interviews with celebrities and influencers of Caribbean descent and will air every Tuesday at Noon starting April 4th on Nneka’s YouTube channel. The show brings a fresh and modern perspective to Caribbean lifestyle by celebrating Caribbean talent and the rich cultural nuances that are unique to Caribbean people.

Nneka left CP24 news in the fall of 2016 seeking growth and an opportunity to rediscover her voice. As a Canadian born in Quebec, raised in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and living in Toronto, she has always felt that she, like many others in the Caribbean diaspora, has a unique lived experience.

“I've always had this cultural duality in the sense that I'm very much Canadian but I'm also a Caribbean woman. I know what it means to ‘chip down de road’ but I also go camping and house boating. When I go to the Caribbean, I'm home but 'ah come from foreign' so it's a different experience.”

Photo: Azetta Young

As a true story-teller and innovator, Nneka realized she wanted to create a show through which she could share the narrative of that experience that was authentic and meaningful. With millions of Caribbean people living around the world, Nneka recognized an opportunity to showcase both her and their incredible culture through her unique lens.

“I wanted to create a show that people who live at that same intersection that I do could relate to. I wanted the show to be something unlike the Caribbean focused shows I've seen. Yes I'm going to interview reggae and soca artists, and other celebrities of Caribbean origin, but we'll also talk fashion, beauty, health, food, culture using a Caribbean lens”

In addition to the digital show, Nneka has launched her lifestyle blog NnekaElliott.com and continues to work full-time on building the talk-show and her digital presence. 

About Nneka Elliott

Nneka Elliott is an award winning TV news gyal turned lifestyle blogger and content creator. Nneka has held such roles as president of The Media Huddle, reporter and anchor at Newstalk 1010, national weather broadcaster for The Weather Network, Weather anchor for CTV news Toronto/ Canada AM., and most notably Reporter/Anchor/Host at CP24 news. You may also recognize her from her TV/Film roles in Designated Survivor, American Gothic, Remember etc. Nneka was born in Quebec, raised in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and lives in Toronto. She is very much an island girl at heart.

Follow her new adventures on her Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and blog nnekaelliott.com

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