Kadaria Ahmed  is a  Nigerian  journalist, media  entrepreneur, television host and the chief executive officer of Radio Now 95.3FM. She started her career at the  BBC  in London and has worked in print, radio, television, online and social media platforms.

Born in Kano on 13th December, Kadaria Ahmed has an  MA  in Television from  Goldsmiths University of London, and a  Bachelor’s  from  Bayero University Kano. She is also a  Chevening Scholar.

She started her career at the  BBC where she was a senior producer working on award-winning programs,  Focus on Africa  and  Network Africa. In that capacity, she helped shape the news agenda for those leading programs and reported from many parts of the world including  South Africa,  Eritrea  and  the United Nations.

Back in Nigeria, Ahmed served as the editor of  Next, a now defunct magazine publication. There, she supervised a newsroom of approximately 120 people and about 30 stringers and drove the editorial agenda for the organisation. The newspaper stopped publishing its print edition in September 2011.

In 2014, she produced and presented  Straight Talk, an interview programme designed to probe and confront Nigeria’s decision makers on matters of relevance.  Some of her notable interview subjects include Ibrahim Babangida, Tonye Princewill,  Babatunde Fashola,  Rotimi Amaechi, Ali Baba,  Oby Ezekwesili, among many others.

In 2017, she launched a new show called  The Core  on  Channels TV.

Ahmed is currently a member of the judging panel of the Wole Soyinka

Centre for  Investigative Journalism and sits on the Board of Trustees of  Premium Times  Centre for Investigative Journalism  and the  Promasidor  Quill awards. She is also a member of the Nigerian Guild of Editors and the Nigerian Institute of Directors.

In 2017, she founded Daria Media Ltd, a company designed to promote public service journalism.

In 2020, she founded RadioNow 95.3FM.

Ahmed’s journalistic articles have been published in national and international newspapers like the  Daily Trust,  The Guardian, and  the Financial Times of London.

She has also edited two major publications. The first, titled,  Nigeria the Good News, published in 2012, a compendium of articles from entrepreneurs, civil society activists, captains of industry and policymakers on the positive things that were taking place in Nigeria despite the difficulties the country was facing.

In 2014, the  Henrich Boell Foundation  commissioned her to work on a publication on sustainable development and the impact of climate change in Lagos State. Titled, ‘Lagos – A Climate Resilient Megacity’ the publication is a collection of articles by experts working in various fields on the impact of climate change on Lagos and the type of interventions needed to address existing problems and mitigate future ones.