Have accessibility on trains really improved in the UK? - ITV Border News report

Have accessibility on trains really improved in the UK?

ITV Border News Intro + Report by Simisola Jolaoso 03.08.2017

Wheelchair user, Carrie-Ann has been 'left on the train for 20 minutes' and penned in by luggage nearly stopping her from accessing the toilet. Has accessibility on trains really improved? Watch our special report by Simisola Jolaoso.

Read more here: http://www.itv.com/news/border/2017-07-31/wheelchair-user-was-left-on-the-train-for-20-minutes-has-accessibility-on-trains-improved/

 

 

Have accessibility on trains really improved in the UK?

Have accessibility on trains really improved in the UK? - This is the longer version of the news report which didn't air.

Wheelchair user, Carrie-Ann has been 'left on the train for 20 minutes' and penned in by luggage nearly stopping her from accessing the toilet. Has accessibility on trains really improved? Watch our special report by Simisola Jolaoso.

Read more here: http://www.itv.com/news/border/2017-07-31/wheelchair-user-was-left-on-the-train-for-20-minutes-has-accessibility-on-trains-improved/

 

 

Cumbrians Team Up For East Africa Food Crisis Appeals [Presenting To Camera]

Cumbrians Team Up For East Africa Food Crisis Appeals

My presenting-to-camera on locals raising funds to donate towards East Africa Food crisis, following emergency appeals. It ended up not being used in the news report, but was good practise for me.

 

 

RSPB Mersehead - Home to Special Geese and Toads [Presenting to Camera] 

RSPB Mersehead - Home to Special Geese and Toads

Presenting a piece-to-camera, talking about special types of geese and toads kept at RSPB Mersehead for 38 seconds. Shot at their newly expanded South of Scotland site, as a result of generous donations totalling nearly £300,000 within a month.

 

 

Centre Supporting Domestic Abuse Witnesses Receives Funding - ITV Border News Report

Centre Supporting Domestic Abuse Witnesses Receives Funding

ITV Border News Intro + Report by Simisola Jolaoso 23.01.2017

Witnessing domestic abuse can have a huge effect on young people. Women's Aid Wigtownshire, which supports them has received £380,000 in funding from the Big Lotto Fund. 

I spoke to a young person, whose name and voice has been changed to protect her identity, who received their support and she spoke about the abuse she saw, how it affected her and how her life is now.

ITV News article: http://www.itv.com/news/border/update/2017-01-23/d-g-domestic-abuse-charity-granted-lottery-funding/

 

 

Hallbankgate Village's Hub Opens Thanks To Its Community - ITV Border News Report

Hallbankgate Village's Hub Opens Thanks To Its Community

ITV Border News Intro + Report by Simisola Jolaoso 18.12.2016

People in Cumbrian village Hallbankgate rallied together to fundraise and re-open their own shop, which closed down for the first time last year in 140 years. 
It's hoped it will become much more than just a grocery store, but a "hub" where villagers can socialise and even learn to knit. 

ITV News article: http://www.itv.com/news/border/update/2016-12-19/watch-cumbrian-village-celebrates-shop-re-opening/

 

 

Sunbeams Music Trust Open New £2million Centre After Years of Fundraising - ITV Border News Report

Sunbeams Music Trust Open New £2million Centre After Years of Fundraising

ITV Border News Intro + Report by Simisola Jolaoso 15.12.2016: 

A new £2million music centre has opened in Redhills, Penrith, after years of fundraising.

Thanks to the community and other organisations, the centre will provide a safe space for children and adults with disabilities, where they can sing and enjoy musical instruments. 

ITV News article: http://www.itv.com/news/border/update/2016-12-16/watch-2million-music-centre-for-children-and-adults-with-disabilities-opens-in-penrith/

 

 

UK's 1st Black Policeman, His White Descendants & Police Diversity - ITV Border News report

ITV News Headlines + UK's 1st Black Policeman, His White Descendants & Police Diversity

ITV Border News Headlines + Report by Simisola Jolaoso 03.11.2016: 

Cumbrian-born John Kent was the UK's first black policeman, serving in Carlisle between 1837-1844.

I spoke to two of his descendants, who are white and still live in Cumbria and work as farmers.

I also spoke to the Police Commissioner about diversity in Cumbria's force today. 

On the ITV News website: http://www.itv.com/news/border/update/2016-11-04/watch-descendants-of-cumbrian-who-was-uks-first-black-policeman/

Article I wrote and compiled with more info: http://www.itv.com/news/border/2016-11-04/carlisle-man-was-uks-first-black-policeman/

 

 

Beer Festival in Norwich - Self-shot/edited News Report

Beer Festival in Norwich - Self-shot/edited Package 24.02.2017

My first self-shoot package done during the one week ITV camera training with the renowned Mark Smith. Intro: "And finally, this week the historic St Andrews Hall in Norwich will be filled with brew-lovers from around the globe.

 

 

My First National Byline In The Sunday Times

My First National Byline In The Sunday Times

I made a little video to mark my first, two, national bylines (reporter credit) in The Sunday Times!

(After making this video another article was published).

 

 

Simisola Jolaoso interview and documentary featured in Taiwanese current-affairs TV Programme ‘Beyond Borders’

Simisola Jolaoso interview and documentary featured in Taiwanese current-affairs TV Programme ‘Beyond Borders’

At 00:27"

Taiwanese current-affairs TV Programme ‘Beyond Borders' featured an interview with me and part of my self-shot documentary, Young, Black and Not Voting, on young ethnic minority people not voting in the EU referendum. 

 

 

 

Young, Black and Not Voting Short Documentary

Young, Black and Not Voting Short Documentary

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A growing number of young people in the UK are becoming less and less interested in political matters. 
With the EU Referendum around the corner, it’s predicted that the turnout of voters will be an imbalanced representation of the UK’s population. 
Only less than half of 18-25s are predicted to turn up to the polls, even though they will be most affected by Britain’s decision to remain in or leave the EU. 
Women of an ethnic minority group are also less likely to vote, so as a young lady of African descent myself, "statistically" I fall into the category of non-voters, but I did vote in the 2015 elections and am already registered to vote in the referendum. 
In this short documentary, I spent the day with a group of young people and experts to figure out why all this is so, and what can be done about it. 

More information at: http://www.simij.com/news/2016/5/13/young-black-and-not-voting-short-documentary

Film by
Simisola Jasmine Jolaoso

Special thanks to
Deborah Akintoye
Eritobi Akintoye
Alexandria White
Tamara Awusa
Alonso Munoz
Rashid Nix, Green Party GLA candidate
Mat Lawrence, Institute of Public Policy Research
Adeola Akintoye

 

 

Young, Black and Not Voting Documentary 1-minute trailer

1-minute trailer for the short Young, Black and Not Voting documentary

I filmed exploring why young people, especially ethnic minorities, choose not to vote - in the EU Referendum on June 23.

 

 

iTV london 6pm news - January-april 2016

ITV News London 04.03.2016

I attended an inquest, making a note of all the facts, originally intended for a news report by reporter Nick Thatcher, but ended up being just a news belt. (00:07:33 - 00:07:42)

ITV News London 19.02.2015

I produced the filming of the travelling doctor Steven Fabes's arrival, the interview with his mother and organised him coming into the studio within a couple of hours. (00:11:40 - 00:15:18)

ITV News London 05.02.2016

I organised the QPR fan, Paul Finney, studio guest within a couple of hours. (00:15:36 - 00:18:57)

ITV News London 29.01.2016

I produced the vox pops and organised studio guest Jack Monroe. (00:19:01 - 00:23:00)

ITV London News 23.01.2016

A controversial campaign to demolish a former Royal Mail sorting office built in 1892 for a 'Paddington Tower'. I assisted with the on-location interview with The Victorian Society

 

 

Remembering Docklands Bombing Victims 20 Years On - ELL+ News report

Remembering Docklands Bombing Victims 20 Years On

Tuesday February 9 marked 20 years since an Irish Republican Army bomb was set off near South Quay station claiming two lives. 

A memorial was held at the station to remember the victims of that and other terrorist attacks over the years. 

Our reporter Simisola Jasmine Jolaoso spoke to both a survivor and relatives of one of the victims.

Report by Simisola Jasmine Jolaoso.

Edit and filming by Simisola Jasmine Jolaoso. 

(EastLondonLines.co.uk covers stories within south-east London boroughs. More information can be found on the website.)

 

 

ken saro-wiwa exhibition at peckham platform - eLL+ News Report

Ken Saro-Wiwa Exhibition at Peckham Platform - News story on ELL+

Peckham Platform hosted an exhibition curated by Michael McMillan, titled 'Doing Nothing Is Not An Option', which included a photograph of the Battle Bus, a sculpture made by Sokari Douglas Camp CBE. 

This is in remembrance of the Nigerian-born writer and socio-political activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, who was killed by the Nigerian government in 1995 for campaigning against land and oil exploitation by multi-national oil companies, mainly Shell.

Report by Simisola Jasmine Jolaoso.

Edit and filming by Simisola Jasmine Jolaoso,  Amanda Alexander and Katy Bailes.

(ELL+ is the television news channel for EastLondonLines.co.uk covering stories within south-east London boroughs. More information can be found on the website.)

 

 

Bakerloo line extension - ELL+ News report

Bakerloo Line Extension - News Story on ELL+ News

Transport for London is investigating plans to extend the southern end of the Bakerloo line, which currently stops at Elephant and Castle.

The project is set to cost up to £3 billion, and if it gets the go-ahead, will be completed by 2030. 

We spoke to Councillor Joe Dromey and Councillor Liam Curran on the situation, as well as members of the public on what they think of the extension.

Report by Simisola Jasmine Jolaoso.

Edit and filming by Simisola Jasmine Jolaoso and Andrea Polanco.

(ELL+ is the television news channel for EastLondonLines.co.uk covering stories within south-east London boroughs. More information can be found on the website.)

Original Eastlondonlines news piece is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJY98k80fkQ

 

 

R&B Star Omarion Reveals Inspiration And Challenges Behind Sex Playlist

R&B Star Omarion Reveals Inspiration And Challenges Behind Sex Playlist

With a career spanning decades, Omarion has always been on the forefront of the R&B scene. After taking a break, he came back with the smash hit Post To Be, and has gone on to release his knew album Sex Playlist to critical acclaim. 

I sat down to have a chat to him about the inspiration behind his new album, what fans can expect to hear him perform during his latest tour, challenges he faced while recording his album and some advice on how to be a true gentleman!

 

 

BET 2015 Promo commercial 

A BET advert promoting a new comedy programming block, including shows like Comics Unleashed.

The idea was to get members of the general public to say jokes and just have fun on camera, channeling what we'd hope the viewers felt when watching shows during that block.

We went on the streets of Brixton, London and asked people to tell us their jokes or read out one-liners that we had.

It was difficult at first, you'd be surprised how many people don't want to be on TV! But after a couple of hours, we got enough footage and were able to create this, with a cameo from yours truly :)

Big thanks to Jess and the team for calling me on as an assistant on this shoot.

 

 

simi j's showreel

Here is my showreel as of March 2015. Let me know what you think! It's also available to watch on YouTube.

Here is my showreel as of March 2015 - music, entertainment and news journalist and presenter.

Please note that content in this showreel is not endorsed by MTV Networks Europe and is not for public sharing nor for commercial use.

Thank you.

 

 

MTV Voices: Dappy's Big Break, Big Regret and Big Question To Himself

MTV Voices: Dappy's Big Break, Big Regret and Big Question To Himself

How did N-Dubz member Dappy get his first big break in the industry? What was his first regret as an artist? What question would he ask himself if he were us?  Well, at MTV Voices we found out... 

 

 

on tour with mTV shuga

On Tour With MTV Shuga

I worked on On Tour With MTV Shuga in a production assisting and researching capacity, helping to source out some of the participants, as well as with the filming logistics and the creative plan. 

It was an amazing project to work on. The half-hour show was a promo for the Shuga Tour or Shuga Festivals; happening across Nigeria in May 2015. People could get tickets to one of the festivals by heading to their nearest MTV Shuga-partnering testing centre to get counselled, and if they wished, tested for HIV; and they would be automatically entered into a draw from which they stood a chance to win a pair of free tickets to the festival.

The festivals themselves include an insane line-up of some of Nigeria's best artists, Q+As with the cast of the MTV Shuga TV series, mobile testing clinics; it just promises to be the most amazing time!

In this show, we featured a gossip section with the cast of the last season on all the on-set drama, the talented singer Waje getting a test, a discussion with a young mother who is living with HIV and we bust some myths around the virus.

I helped source the HIV positive lady, and the MTV Shuga fans who sent in their myths.

 

 

OK GO tell what they would say to their 15-year-old selves and their embarrassing pre-show ritual! 

OK Go tell what they would say to their 15-year-old selves and their embarrassing pre-show ritual! 

What would you say to your 15 year-old selves? Well Damian Kulash and Tim Nordwind from the talented group OK Go, who created the smash hit You're A F*cking Nerd And No One Likes You for the 2015 movie Hot Tub Time Machine 2, let me in on the piece of advice they would give themselves as youngsters and tell (or wouldn't tell) us what their pre-performance rituals are, which apparently too explicit for TV!

 

 

The talented florrie talks being a signed artist and zane lowe's compliment!

The Talented Florrie Talks Being A Signed Artist And Zane Lowe's Compliment! 

The talented singer, songwriter, drummer and model has been in the music business for over seven years, at a point mostly known as Xenomania's in-house drummer, which saw her drumming for Girls Aloud and Kylie Minogue. She has since released four EPS and is now currently working on her studio album since signing to label giant, Sony Music. Florrie is also the face of the H&M Loves Music campaign and of Nina Ricci's fragrance, Nina L'Elixir. 

In this brief interview, she tells me about the pros and cons of being an independent artist and of being signed to a major music label; as well as how much pressure artists face as their artistry and popularity grow.

 

 

First ever news report - africa news network 21.09.2013

This was my first ever time reporting a story on-site for TV news. I was producing the package, but at the last minute it was suggested that I make an on-screen link, which I did, mind you, with no preparation looks wise, so please excuse the hideous running-around outfit!

The package was on the opposition party's Mmusi Maimane's Gauteng (Pretoria) premiership campaign for, who is now South Africa's opposition party leader.

The cameraman did not do a good job with filming the link, as you can, or maybe can't see. Enjoy nonetheless, and be rest assured that my skills have definitely improved since then!

 

 

maltina dance all season 7 commercial 2013

A commercial I was in advertising the new season of the Maltina Dance All family dance competition which airs nationally in Nigeria.

Maltina is a very popular malt drink. 

 

 

LaCasera Apple Story Commercial 2013

A commercial I was in advertising LaCasera Apple drink - a very popular soda in Africa.