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Dotun Adebayo

Dotun Adebayo on Sunday 20.00 - 22.00

Nearly 70 percent of Britain's African and Caribbean population live in the capital. Dotun Adebayo looks at all the latest London news from a black perspective examining the issues which matter most to these communities.

Are you feeling the effects of the credit crunch yet?  In this Sunday's show (15th Nov), Dotun explored how the downturn is affecting black businesses and black Londoners, with a number of studio guests and callers. 

Woman and daughter in London in the 50s

Woman and daughter in London in the 50s

But one section of the community appears to be enjoying an upturn.  For the first time it would appear that the average black woman's wages have overtaken the average white woman's, according to the Office of National Statistics.    

Also on the show, Dotun paid tribute to Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who was known as Mama Africa, with calypsonian Alexander de Great.  And Alex revealed that he shares a birthday with Prince Charles, and he managed to compose a song about it on the spot.

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Get in touch

Everyone is welcome to take part in the show on Sunday nights, which is notable for the diversity of its contributors.  Calls, texts and emails are taken as the show is highly interactive.

"This is a show which aims to make the news for Black Londoners, as well as reflecting it."

Penny Wrout, BBC London Communities Editor.

Dotun is a seasoned author and journalist.  His credits include a variety of national newspapers, radio and TV as well as regular columns in the black press. No other broadcaster is better qualified to pick out the news and talking points for Black Londoners.  

Dotun and Carroll

Dotun with his wife Carroll Thompson

Every week he gives you the chance to have your say on issues like education, crime and mental health as they affect black people.  But he'll also make sure to showcase the full breadth of black culture from the high arts to the latest trends and fashions for Black Britons. 

Special shows

Dotun has presented a number of special live shows of interest to BBC London's black listeners.  At the end of October he hosted a show on Black History at the Rich Mix Cultural Centre in East London.

 He also chaired a BBC London debate at the British Library, commemorating the bi-centenary of the parliamentary abolition of the transatlantic slave trade in March 2007. 

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