Taken by Bolu Bello

Hi there! I am Paula Ugochukwu, but I usually go by Paula Melissa. I am 19 years old and I live in London, England.

I am a lifestyle blogger and YouTuber and I have been doing this for four and two years respectively. I want to work in Broadcast or Online Journalism and media and am currently studying Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield.

I have had the opportunity to take part in a few placements, such as with the governmental department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) over the summer of 2014.

I am currently a recipient of the Royal Television Society’s (RTS) Broadcast Journalism bursary. Working with them over the last year has been fantastic and has given me many opportunities that I previously would have no access to.

In April 2016, I was asked by the BBC to join a panel to discuss the Queen on her 90th birthday. It was broadcasted live on both BBC News and BBC2 as part of the Victoria Derbyshire show.

I have volunteered at my local community hospital radio station, which provided me with an introduction into radio production and presenting.

If you would like to know more about me, please do check out my contact page.


Many thanks,