Princess ‘Deun: Royal in birth and achievements
Princess ‘Deun is a Broadcaster & Media Consultant; A real ‘Princess’ of the Adedoyin Royal Lineage; she is the Grand Daughter of HRM Oba William Christopher Adedoyin II, Akarigbo Anoko of Sagamu, Remo-land, Nigeria & holds the Royal Title of ‘Beere’ – First Daughter, First Child.
She sits on the board as Operational Director for Media and Communications of the Global Women Inventors & Innovators Network (GWIIN) & African Women of Essence International (AWEI), and as Chair Board of Trustees & Official Global Spokesperson for Girl Child Network Worldwide (GCNW). Her roles cover Community Development, Nation Building, Communication & Media, Leadership, Mentorship, Empowerment etc within the African Community in UK, across the wider UK Society, Europe, Africa and the Globe.
A graduate of Journalism and Communication Arts, with over 35 years experience in the Print & Electronic Media plus 15+ years in the Entertainment & Music Industries. She is an articulate Talk-Show Host, Toast Master, Master of Ceremonies, Project Manager, Events Consultant & Community Leader with vast experience as a seasoned and veteran Broadcast Journalist, her debut as a young Broadcaster was with the Nigerian Television Authority at the young of 17yrs, where her career started in 1975.
She is producer and host of her cutting-edge talk- show ‘Princess of Arize!’ where she puts the Spotlight on People, Organisations & Businesses, who want to indeed ‘Arize!’ and make a Difference as Positive ‘Agents of Change’ in the 21st Century. She also has a keen interest to Showcase Women, whose innovative efforts as Leaders, Professionals; Entrepreneurs & Achievers gets overlooked, as they do not get the much deserved exposure for their hard work & efforts. Her TV show is broadcast on BEN TV London, Sky 182 every Saturdays @10am.
Princess ‘Deun was recently appointed to the Advisory Board of International Womens Peace Group in South Korea. She is recipient of various Awards for her contribution to the Development & Growth of a Better Quality of Life; using her professional sheen in Communication & Media to impact Society.
To name a few ~ The British Female Inventors & Innovators Special Recognition GWIIN/BFIIN Award 2007, for Creating her Innovative ‘Arize!’ Brand, as a Capacity Building Initiative & Marketing Tool Platform; The UK Tenacity Award 2007 for her involvement & tireless efforts in Community Development; The N-4-Life Lifetime Achievement Award 2010, The BEFFTA 2012 ‘Media Icon’ Award, in recognition of her Outstanding Achievements & Contributions in the Broadcast, Media & Entertainment Industries and was recipient of the Nigerian Centenary Award as one of the Outstanding 100 Nigerians in the Diaspora, for using these Skills & Talent to Promote & Build a Positive Image for Nigeria, Africa & The Diaspora on the Global Socio-Political & Economic Stage.
Princess ‘Deun has held key political positions in Nigerian politics since she was 19yrs old & continues to Play an Active Role, through her work in Community Development. She loves to engage with People of diverse backgrounds and has a deep respect and understanding of Europe and Africa; having lived and worked within the two cultures. She is married to Ayo Solarin, a Legal Practitioner & one of Africa’s leading Intellectual Property Specialists. They reside in the Suburbs of Surrey, United Kingdom with their four delightful Children.
To crown her great achievements in 2015 she was recognised as a recepient of the 2015 Women4africa Awards.