Nam Kiwanuka

Journalist, Host and producer, the agenda in the summer, tvo

Nam Kiwanuka has lived a fascinating life. From a childhood in Uganda during the Civil War to a life of new discoveries in Canada (ketchup on everything!) to an eventual career as a MuchMusic VJ and beyond, Nam has amassed a lot of stories to tell. In heartfelt, humour-filled keynotes, she shares her journey and inspires audiences to find their own way to change the world.

Nam Kiwanuka has been a multi-platform journalist for over 15 years. The current host of The Agenda in the Summer on TVO, she’s hosted magazine shows for the NBA and CFL and was a MuchMusic VJ. She’s worked with international broadcasters CNN and BET and was a columnist for the BBC’s Focus on Africa Magazine. She’s also been a contributor to The Marilyn Denis Show

In 2013 Nam was named an Emerging Filmmaker by the ReelWorld Film Festival. Nam lived in West Africa and volunteered as a media trainer with Journalists for Human Rights in Sierra Leone. After contracting Cerebral Malaria, Nam became an Ambassador for the Canadian Red Cross and helped to raise money for the organization's Malaria Bites campaign. She’s written for the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and was named a “Woman to Watch” by Chatelaine. Nam has conducted compelling interviews with Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, Britney Spears, Magic Johnson, Justin Timberlake, Terry Crews, and many more. 

Tweet at Nam here: @namshine