During the mid-80s, Nam Kiwanuka and her family fled Uganda’s civil war and lived in a Kenyan refugee camp before moving to Canada. After moving out on her own at the age of 16, Nam went on to graduate with a Journalism degree from Ryerson University. Nam has worked with CNN, BET Television, ET Canada and NBATV. As a MuchMusic VJ and Host for Sportsnet, Nam interviewed Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Cameron Diaz, Michael Jordan, Vince Carter and she traveled to Cuba to document the country’s Hip-Hop revolution. She’s traveled to Mali to tell the stories of FGM survivors and has volunteered in Sierra Leone with Journalists for Human Rights. Nam has produced in-depth stories on the controversy over the N-word; the politics of the Confederate flag in America and has traveled to the IDP camps in Northern Uganda. Nam currently writes for the BBC’s Focus on Africa Magazine and has been published in Chart magazine, Jane, the Toronto Star and Upscale Magazine. Nam has been featured in Maclean’s magazine, Vice and was named a ‘Woman to Watch’ by Chatelaine Magazine in 2008. Nam was awarded with a UMAC award for ‘Best Media Personality’ and has been an Ambassador the Canadian Red Cross. In 2010, she was featured on the cover of Planet Africa Magazine and was profiled in Sway for a TV pilot she produced, ‘t.i.aTV’, a show that celebrate the faces and places of Africa.