Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe has been announced as the new film columnist of the Voice Newspaper.
The current host of Colourful Radio film show “Meet The Critics” and award-winning founder of the British Urban Film Festival will take up his role later this month.
The Voice of Film: Newly-appointed film columnist Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe pictured with the Easter edition of the newspaper (Source: Jo Clare PR)
Mr Anyiam-Osigwe, 39, said: “This is a great job to take on at such an exciting time in film and media. The Voice Newspaper is a great paper, thanks to the hard work of George Ruddock and his impressive team. I look forward to working with his team of dedicated professionals.
“Growing up as a Nigerian born in London, I’ve always known that The Voice newspaper is an institution that plays a huge part in the lives of Black people in the UK. From the European premiere of Black Panther to the British Urban Film Festival at the BT Tower, The Voice newspaper has covered some of the biggest film stories in the past 12 months. It is a great honour (in its’ 35th year) to bring more of these moments and provide a unique insight into the film business to readers of The Voice, making the newspaper the definitive voice of film in the world’s most exciting city.
The Voice at BUFF: Paulette Simpson, director at The Voice Media Group, pictured at the 2016 British Urban Film Festival awards, Hilton Hotel, Tower Bridge (Source: NK Abani Photography)
Mr Anyiam-Osigwe will remain as presenter of “Meet The Critics” which is broadcast on Friday evenings on Colourful Radio and will continue to oversee the British Urban Film Festival and the BUFF Awards in June. In 2015, the business owner received a C Hub Magazine icon recognition award for services to film exhibition. Earlier this year, Mr Anyiam-Osigwe was appointed to the film jury of the BAFTA-recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival.
“The Voice of Film” will feature monthly in the newspaper (which is published weekly in the UK) and across all of The Voice’s digital platforms.