- Charles Chuka Aniagolu is a Nigerian film producer based in the UK.
- He is the producer of the wave-making movie Streets of Calabar featuring Rita Dominic.
- Not long ago, he tells Nollywoodgossip: I had originally written Streets of Calabar as Streets of London.
- Today the immensely educated, talented and hardworking filmmaker chats with Nollywoodgossip about his stint as a news anchor for global news giant CNN…and more.
By Delia Innoma (Live Online With Delia).
We learned you worked with CNN. Please tell us about it.
I anchored World News at CNN as well as Biz News, sometimes by myself, other times I co-anchored with Fionnulla Sweeney, Becky Anderson, Richard Quest and Hala Gorani. I left CNN a few years ago and set up my company, Spirit Creations, which as I mentioned earlier, is a multimedia company based in London.
I currently produce and direct television features, documentaries and commercials for various TV stations and companies around the world, please visit www.spiritcreations.co.uk. I also do radio/TV reporting for CBC Canada, CBS news in America, RTE Ireland, France 24 in Paris and Global Radio/TV News, based in London and a few others.
What was the most rewarding part of working with the CNN?
Well obviously reaching the top of my career and presenting the news to more than a billion people around the globe, as well as meeting and interviewing some of the most interesting, famous and controversial people in the world. But it wasn’t just at CNN. As a BBC trained broadcast journalist, I worked for 7 years with BBC World Service Radio and BBC World Television as a reporter, producer and news presenter. I later worked as a television reporter with ITN, a news producer with Sky News before becoming a news anchor on CNN International.
Nollywoodgossip wishes you the best.