Shaheera Asante

Are we captivated by technology or a captive of it?

Shaheera is currently producing and directing the first season of The Future Show with Gerd Leonhard, a groundbreaking new on-line video series, which has just launched

As a University student in Canada where her family immigrated to from the UK in 1984, Shaheera started out as a PR intern for the United Nations Association Canada in BC, worked on the Earth Summit in Rio, Brazil in 1992, was interviewed on Radio and TV and never looked back.

An award-winning TV presenter in Canada, and now former BBC broadcaster, Shaheera has presented and produced many programmes for BBC Africa, BBC World Service, BBC TV, BBC Radio 3 and was an executive producer for the Africa 05 season.

Outside Broadcasting; Shaheera is a digital curator and has guest curated works at the British Museum and V&A London, she a founding Partner of NYOTA MEDIA - the world's first communication agency for innovative entrepreneurs in emerging economies, and is working on her first Vintage Luxury Design label launching in 2015.

Born in the UK, Shaheera is of Guyanese Arawak Indian and Ghanaian heritage. Her grandmother was Queen mother Oyemun of Shama Ahanta East Metropolitan District, in the Western Region of Ghana.

Her work, awards and African cultural events earned her an invitation to Buckingham Palace in 2007 on invitation by Her Majesty the Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.

Shaheera holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Humanities from University of Alberta Canada, and a Diploma in Journalism from BCIT, Canada.

She loves yoga, photography, reading, music and dancing and lives in the UK.