NuNu Wako is an internationally recognized broadcast journalist, independent filmmaker, Spokesmodel, and health advocate. Ethiopian-born and American-raised, NuNu Wako jump started her broadcasting career in 2006 as one of the founders of a website based television show –Africa in Demand to bring African issues to the forefront and joined the team at EBS in early 2008-2016 and KaliTV in 2014-to-present. Currently, NuNu Wako is also a regular correspondent on Voice of America's Upfront Africa. With a background in international relations, communications and broadcast journalism, NuNu Wako is able to steadily and respectfully build her broadcasting career as a trusted source discussing range of topics linking our global community. Having traveled to various African nations, interviewed Ambassadors, globally renowned philanthropists, pioneers and leaders of multi-continental corporations with business, investments and development efforts in Africa, NuNu Wako brings a more personalized form of interviewing skills to the show in an educational format. NuNu Wako has and continues to appear on various conferences and seminars around the nation with a focus on Africa and African women in media. She has appeared as a panelist on being women in media for the first Annual Women in Media Seminar & Award Ceremony Luncheon for one of the longest standing and largest organization the American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee amongst an array of other organizations addressing the importance of positive image of African women in media. One of NuNu Wako's main goals is to advocate ending Podoconiosis in our lifetime. Podoconiosis is an entirely preventable, noncommunicable, geochemical disease caused by exposure of bare feet to irritant clay soils. It is found across tropical Africa, Central America, and North India where such soils coexist with high altitude, high rainfall, and low income. NuNu Wako’s philanthropic efforts have and continue to bring awareness to Podoconiosis.
Interview with Mamadou Samba, Director of the Mayor's Office on African Affairs, Washington, DC.
Short video on Podo
An episode of NuNu Wako Show with film maker Mekonnen Michael.
OverShadowed Trailer: a documentary about the magical stories of this Biblical ancient nation who’s magnificence cannot be told but must be seen. A nation, whose beauty is hidden, yet felt by night and overwhelmingly empowering and inspirational in the 13 months of sun that shines on it all year round. From the luscious green South to the active gorges of the North and the mystifying waters of West to the serene EAST –Ethiopia’s geographical layout and people’s personalities are equally multilayer and enchanting.
An inside look on the travel ban