Our #WomenAppreciation post for this week is dedicated to Peace Hyde for her achievements and contribution, to not just the Media and Communication industry, but changing the narrative and perspective of Africa in the Global community.
Peace Hyde is a British Ghanaian TV Personality and Media Entrepreneur. Originally from the U.K. where she practiced as an Education Specialist with six years’ of experience within the formal education sector and ultimately rose to senior management level, she holds a first class degree in Psychology and Master’s degrees in Communication and Digital Media as well as Journalism.
Peace Hyde is the founder of Aim Higher Africa, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the standard of education for students by incorporating the use of ICT in the learning environment. She is the host of the flagship Forbes Africa TV show, ‘My Worst Day with Peace Hyde’, which consists of her interviewing captains of industry in Africa. Some of the guests on the show to date include Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, second richest woman in Africa, Folorunsho Alakija, former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Emir Sanusi, billionaires Femi Otedola, Herman Mashaba, and Jim Ovia, and many others.
Peace Hyde is the host of Ghana’s biggest lifestyle show, ‘Friday Night Live’, which deals with everything concerning life and living it well. In 2014, Peace Hyde was appointed the host of the largest music talent competition in Ghana, ‘MTN Hitmaker’ and she has gone on to host a number of high-profile events in Ghana and Nigeria like the Hennessy Artistry concert in Ghana as well as the 2013 Ghana Movie Awards. She has also hosted the Social Media Week panel discussion with Forbes Africa, ‘Technology, and the Youngpreneur’, as well as Guardian Nigeria’s ‘The Future of Digital Publishing in Africa’, and TedX Accra.
Peace Hyde writes an inspirational column, ‘A Piece of Peace’, which is a culmination of thought-provoking ideas that seek to motivate youth to achieve their fullest potential. And in 2015, she starred in the HIV advocacy show ‘MTV Shuga’ where she played the role of Eniola, an HIV mother mentor.
She was the Forbes West Africa Correspondent for Forbes Africa until yesterday when she was appointed as the Head of Digital Media and Strategic Partnerships for Forbes Africa, a position that will see her heading the recently launched www.forbesafrica.com platform for the business publication.
We are proud of this young woman who has, through her work and her achievements, carved a spot in our hearts for herself and we look forward to more achievements that the future holds for her.
Congratulations Peace Hyde!