Dayo Ktfense

Dayo Kefentse

Broadcast Journalist / Writer / Communications Specialist, Toronto, ON. Born: Toronto.

Dayo Kefentse is an award-winning broadcast journalist, as well as an accomplished host, reporter, writer, producer, videographer and communications specialist who has made her mark in Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean.
As a journalist, Dayo has spent more than a decade writing, reportingĀ and producing for media outlets including theĀ Canadian Broadcasting Corporationā€™s (CBC) Toronto radio show,Ā Metro Morning. She has also reported news for CBC Television in Windsor and Toronto, as well as for Rogers Televisionā€™s Toronto Living. Her company, Dayo Media! acted as a consultant for the Toronto District School Board’s Africentric Alternative School initiative, guiding the school board in promoting the school to the community. Ā She has held high level communications positions with the government sector and this past March, she joined the University of Windsor as a Manager of News Services.
Honours: Canadian Ethnic Journalists & Writersā€™ Club award for an article co-written and published in theĀ Toronto Star (2000); inclusion in the publication, Who’s Who in Black Canada (1st & 2nd editions).
Education: English degree from the University of the West Indies, Barbados (Cave Hill Campus); post-graduate certificate in Radio Broadcasting, Humber College.
Favourite book? I’m part of a Toronto-based Black book club called, the Black Starline Readers. Last season, we read the book, Wild Stars Seeking Midnight Suns – a book of short stories that really spoke to me. Totally recommended reading.
Favourite quote? My personal brand: “Empower, educate, engage and inspire.” Ā In every way, in everything I do, I do what I can to live those words.
Given the chance, what would you love to do that you haven’t done yet? Travel to Brazil. For reasons even I cannot explain, I know I must step foot in South America. Ā My life will be changed once done.
What inspires you? Drive and vision.
Why do you do what you do? I do what I do because if I don’t, I wouldn’t be me!
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