Okwoche Peter

Peter Ogbu Okwoche is an award winning Senior Presenter for BBC World News television and BBC World Service Radio. He has been in the broadcasting industry for nearly 28 years, 16 of them with the BBC. He is a regular face on BBC World News TV – particularly as the main anchor of Focus on Africa, the channels’ flagship African affairs programme broadcast around the globe. He has also worked on several of the BBC’s flagship radio programmes like the World Today, Focus on Africa, Network Africa, and Fast Track, amongst others.

He is Nigerian but has spent an extensive amount of time travelling. He is regularly deployed across Africa to cover major events, including major elections and sporting tournaments. He has interviewed many of the continent’s Presidents and Heads of States including those of Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi. He has also spoken to leaders of industry, politicians and other news makers across the world and is highly respected internationally in the profession he recently led the BBC’s biggest expansion across West Africa in 60 years, successfully launching three new services: BBC Pidgin, BBC Yoruba and BBC Igbo.