Charlie Oginni is a freelance presenter and a production runner at Sky News and Sky Entertainment. Charlie is also an advocate for inspiring young people to go for their dreams and not give up even when the odds are against them.
Charlie’s passion for helping young people came as a result of not having much opportunity to express himself creatively as a young boy. This lack of opportunity in Charlie’s school and community at the time pushed him to make poor choices at school, taking up subjects that he was not interested in and studying a science degree in university because he thought his parents would approve rather than finding an interest that he could thrive in.
A year after dropping out of his science degree, Charlie took a gap year to find himself and a year later Studied Broadcast Media at the University of Brighton specialising in youth culture. He then started a YouTube channel last year where he shares his past experience in a funny humorous manor and then providing an endearing life message at the end. Charlie was then recognised by a TV and film teacher at Pauline Quirke Academy who was looking for an assistant to help out with the students. He used his time at PQA to not only help them with their on-screen camera skills but also inspire them and give them life advice when needed.
Charlie also got picked up by Sandra Reynolds Agency which represents him in presenting and commercial modelling. Charlie now volunteers with Inspire the Future, a charity that allows him to go around schools in Essex and spread some love.
"Very exciting speaker and gels well with the students"– Sahreen Siddiqui, Headteacher, Stanhope Primary School
"An engaging speaker and student with a great smile"– Gilly Smith, Journalist & Media Academic Lecturer, University of Brighton
"Very well spoken and Inspiring to the students at PQA"– Holly Saunder, Principal at Pauline Quirke Academy
"Charlie did really well and his audience were receptive."– Susan Scriven, Queenswood School
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