I am Jade Avia; The afro haired, loud and bubbly, smiley, tries to be funny sometimes (fails) , music loving, gym addicted, DJ/radio presenter.
I don’t often take myself too seriously, but when Leonard Foster asked me if I would be guest editor for Flavourmag, I thought it was a great chance to show you another side of me, and hopefully expose my way of thinking to some new peeps. Although I love to have a laugh, I’m rarely offended, and just generally like to see the good in people, there are also certain topics of discussion that I can’t help but have an opinion on. I am a young, opinionated, mixed race, female from the countryside, Gloucester, living in the fast paced, cut throat city of London. Do not be surprised that I have some controversial topics that I would like to discuss. When reading Flavourmag this month, you will laugh, agree, disagree, relate to, learn and be entertained with subjects covering a range of topics; social media, grime, afro hair, racial equality in music and ASS! (Can I say that? Sorry Leonard)
Apparently I need to write abit about my journey too, so here goes: Predominantly I am a radio presenter on CapitalXtra, but outside of that I am a person who craves equality and an entrepreneur.
I love getting involved in new ventures, most recently I have teamed up with an old friend to put on regular secret parties called Blueprint. Aside from this I have done a lot in my short career, from producing and presenting online debates, chart shows, my own online show “Lipgloss and Candy Floss”, weekly news shows, I’ve worked as a production co-ordinater, a bag designer for Highspirit Bags. This is all while I have enjoyed interviewing and making friends with some of the worlds biggest stars, during my 2 and a half years as a breakfast presenter on Capitalxtra. University seems like a lifetime ago but the fact that it was just 4 years ago, may give you a little insight into my work ethic and my motivation to be successful and make my family proud.
So it seems Leonard is very brave to give me full reins on the website for whole month of February! I am so excited to get writing. Ok look, I understand it’s the month of Love and Valentines and all of that, but quite frankly, I’m single and have been for 4 years, so a Valentines special is out of the window. Although I did call upon my old friend who loves love (unlike me) to write a little valentines article for all of you single love lovers out there.
Otherwise this is just a chance for you to read different opinions on different subjects that are important to me for a variety of reasons.
So I hope you enjoy, and feel free to hurl abuse or show me love on twitter @JadeAvia
Jade Avia xx