Adesuwa is a renowned publisher, broadcaster and talk show host. The eloquent amazon studied Drama at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife, then a masters degree from The University of Ibadan where she studied Language Arts. According to her, her dad always wanted her to be a lawyer, even though he believed that children should be allowed to make their own career choices.
Whilst at her first degree programme, she was one of the lucky ones to have been tutored by Professor Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate. Her fist encounter with broadcasting was at NTA Sokoto during her youth service in 1983. From there she served in various capacities. It was through her reports on Newsline – the NTA popular Sunday Magazine Show, that some of the social ills in Nigeria were exposed at that time.
Since then, she has been one of the top female broadcasters Nigeria boasts of. The beautiful mother of six is married to an Engineer. At a time, she stated that one of the challenges she encountered as a young mother and broadcaster was the fact that it was difficult to mix broadcasting, having her children, and taking care of her family.
Due to this, she had to take early retirement. Adesuwa knew that one aspect of her life would suffer and she didn’t want it to be her precious children or family. Hence she took a bow after working for about 15 years.
Prior to retiring however, she had realized that women did not have a voice in the scheme of things in the society. She decided to run her own show on TV. She saw a void resulting from lack of adequate understanding of the woman’s psyche and created the programme to project their virtues and qualities.
Hence her TV Show – ‘Todays Woman’ was also meant to convince the viewers of the worth of women as good managers of the home who are intelligent, articulate, and exciting. The programme gained popularity and attracted enough advertisements to sustain it.
She comperes at high level events, has won several awards including serving as VLISCO Woman of the Year 2014. According to her, ‘women are good managers because by nature they manage two roles: motherhood and wifehood”. Today’s Woman on TV grew to the extent that she became a brand and she had more leverage.
From that humble beginning, Today’s Woman became a platform that has been used to affect the lives of women in the society and even children. Today, with the help of TW and Adesuwa, several lives have been reached and touched.