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Keona shows storytelling talents for breakfast show appearance

Paul Golder writes for the Brentwood Gazette

We had a very interesting interview on air with a local schoolgirl, Keona Maduforo, and her mother Uju.

Keona is 10 years old and has a love of storytelling and drawing. She used these talents to co-write a book with her mother about her first-hand experience of a Nigerian wedding and an eye-opening slice of African culture.

Keona decided to write the book after she noticed a huge lack of stories about African culture in the books that at her school and local library in Chafford Hundred.

They chatted to our breakfast show host, Mike Porter, about why they wrote the book and about their heritage and culture.

You can hear the interview again on

* We’ve continued to get lots of great people on air to chat recently. Michelle Ward has spoken to Jamiroquai musician Matt Johnson and the Arts Programme’s Rob and Claire chatted to Andrew Skeet from the Divine Comedy.

* And Daren and Brett continued their run of great guests on cricket show 98 Not Out with interviews with West Indies legend Clive Lloyd and Sussex Cricket CEO Rob Andrew, a former Rugby international for England. All of the interviews can be heard again online.

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