Jasmine Dotiwala
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Jasmine Dotiwala is a Produce/director/broadcaster/ columnist with acclaim in the media for breaking new, young ,British talent and making fresh, ground breaking edgy TV programming with A List showbiz celebrities.

A professional, multi faceted TV producer, director, broadcaster and columnist who has delivered solid results, and innovative diverse TV & media that is strategically devised to entertain, promote and grow brand integrity. A highly experienced, driven, dynamic leader, with the ability to lead a highly effective team and create internationally top rating TV content to tight deadlines and within strict budgets. Outstanding industry contacts and access to acts, media platforms and PR. Excellent presentation & communicationskills.

Jasmine started at Channel 4 as a floor assistant on THE BIG BREAKFAST, then as a presenter on nineties youth cult show THE WORD, before becoming an MTV NEWSpresenter for MTV EUROPE. Jasmine continued to be the woman in front of thecamera as well as behind, and became Senior Producer-Director for many of MTV International’s flagship TV shows from MAKING THE VIDEO, MTV CRIBS & DIARY OF ‘’ and MTV NEWS SPECIALS. In 2000 jasmine became the Senior Series Producer/ Director of MTV NEWS & SPECIALS where she hosted, produced and directed MTV’s flagship shows MTV NEWS (Madonna/ Spice Girls/ Radiohead, U2 etc), MTV CRIBS (Dolce & Gabanna / Richard Branson/ Craig David) , DIARY OF.....(Jay Z, Mariah, Eminem, 50 Cent), & MAKING THE VIDEO (Usher, Busta Rhymes, Sean Paul, P Diddy, Estelle). In 2006 as MTV’s urban music specialist and HEAD OF MTV BASE, Jasmine concentrated on giving everyone from Destiny’s Child, Jay Z, 50 Cent and Eminem the Jasmine treatment for her interview features and when she is not sharing Mariah Carey’s jet for one of her video diaries she busies herself producing more specialized shows on artists. Her ‘’Essential Mariah Carey’’ and ‘’Essential Eminem ’’ shows rated number one all over Europe and her ‘’Essential Dr Dre’’ premiered at number one on MTV’s hip hop channel -MTV Base.!.

More recently Jasmines ‘, A Night with Justin Timberlake Live’’, Jay Z Tour Diary and Shady Family Invade Europe and Ushers Making of the Video ‘’Yeah’’ provided MTV UK with their highest ratings in 4 years! Whilst her ’ Making the Video; Mariah Carey (October 2005), was the highest rating making of the video on any MTV channels worldwide in 2005! More recently Jasmines ‘’Diary of Jay Z-The Global Express Tour’’ aired on 40 MTV channels worldwide.

After 10 years at MTV INTERNATIONAL Jasmine was asked to head up MTV BASE production where she brought in new presenters, new urban comedy programming, specialist music slots as well as an aggressive, positive energy championing young, UKurban musicians. As HEAD OF MTV BASE production over seeing the UK’s biggest urban music TV channel and developing new shows, faces and concepts for thebiggest music brand in the world, Jasmine was known for bringing in ground breaking changes.

Under her leadership MTV BASE brought in new, fresh presenters to the channel, developed 6 new programming strands in the first year, developed strong media partnerships within the UK and raised ratings, respect and awareness of MTVBASE within the public sector. In 2009 Jasmine left MTV NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL after 13 years to return to Channel 4 Music Specials where her first project was the T4-A MARIAH SPECIAL and other similar music, youth, entertainment TV projects for Channel 4 including THE WORD 20 Year Anniversary Special.

In 2010 Jasmine was asked by ITV to produce and direct their new music strand ONE NIGHT STAND which included Ne Yo, Scissor Sisters and Pixie Lott. In 2011 Jasmine moved across to the BBC where she started at the BBC Children’s Development team and then with the BBC MUSIC department working on new youth music content.

Currently Jasmine is HEAD NEWS EDITOR of the new LONDON 360 NEWS TV MAGAZINE SHOW at the Media Trust. (Corporate partners BBC, ITV, C4, C5, SKY, MTV). The first TV show of its kind that regularly, unashamedly champions the stories big and small, focusing of celebs and real people, unearthing and informing on hidden and secret London in the UK’s capital city.

Jasmine has also been a print columnist for many years writing for a variety of publications including THE VOICE, Vibe magazine, Touch magazine, the Daily Mail and Caribbean fashion glossy OCEAN STYLE. Jasmine wrote a long standing ‘’Girl Talk’’ column for urban music magazines ‘Touch’ and ‘Tense’ which received phenomenal public focus, as well as one off columns in international urban magazine Vibe. Jasmine was also a regular contributor to another ethnic women’s page for ‘’Eastern Eye ‘’ newspaper as well as hosting a drive time radio slot aptly titled ‘ Jasmines Juice’ once a week on urban music station ‘Choice FM-96.9FM’.

She is also an active member of the IVY CLUB, MOBO INDUSTRY PANEL, THE CULTURAL TV DIVERSITY NETWORK, MTV Europe Diversity Council and is involved in a number of charities including the African Caribbean Leukemia Trust. Read Jasmines weekly column in THE VOICE Newspaper and hear her regularly on the radio where she contributes and banters about life, media, music and youth issues. (BBC RADIO1Xtra/ BBC Radio London/ CHOICEFM).

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Hip-hop Icon Nas Performs His Masterpiece Illmatic at London's Lovebox

(0) Comments | Posted 24 July 2014 | (09:05)

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Nas Performs His Classic Illmatic at Lovebox.
Photos Courtesy Victor Frankowski.

As music festivals go, Lovebox isn't really about hard-core music and fans - it's a party, where music is just one of the main players, alongside try-hard arty visuals, semi-naked...

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Will Melvin Odoom's New Web Series YOMO Make The Big Time?

(0) Comments | Posted 15 July 2014 | (15:20)

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New Web Series YOMO Hit The Web This Fortnight.
ALL PICS COURTESY- BBC3, Sophie Waterhouse and Ment2Excel Digital.

Something that continues to frustrate many of us in the industry, are the media's laziness in only plucking out and promoting the same...

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British Comedian Kojo Hits America's Wild N Out Show!

(0) Comments | Posted 10 July 2014 | (11:55)

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Wild N Out season six features UK comedian Kojo (second from right).

Networks are important. Your network is your net worth.
It starts with a random introduction that usually leads to lifelong friendships and business partners.

Many years ago, my friend,...

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Turks and Caicos Prime Minister Engages UK Government In New Ventures

(0) Comments | Posted 2 July 2014 | (16:47)

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Premier Ewing, UK Minister of State for Overseas Territories Mark Simmonds and Foreign Minister of the Bahamas Fred Mitchell.
Pics Courtesy Foreign Commonwealth Office.

The last time I was on the islands of Turks and Caicos (TCI) in September 2008,...

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Pharrell Champions Women, Noel Clarke Empowers youth!

(0) Comments | Posted 27 June 2014 | (12:21)

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Pharrell Williams at his London gig at Brooklyn Bowl this week.
ALL PHARRELL SHOW PICS Copyright Paul Hampartsoumian 2014.

Pharrell Williams's continued his global takeover expresses this week hitting London for his VIP exclusive access only music show.

...
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Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Supports Tech4Good and Tells Government to Back Off

(1) Comments | Posted 25 June 2014 | (12:49)

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Jasmine Dotiwala meets Jimmy Wales.

As they say, life, death and taxes is the one thing that we can be sure will affect us all and when we leave this blessed planet it would be amazing to exit knowing you've made a...

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All Eyes on Andy Murray!

(0) Comments | Posted 23 June 2014 | (17:55)

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ANDY MURRAY AT THE BNP PARIBAS TENNIS CLASSIC WEEK.
ALL PICS COURTESY ANNA HOPE PR.

Every year when tennis season comes around, the usual extra Wimbledon fluff starts appearing in my inbox.

E-mails from PR companies pushing their sports branded...

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MOBOvation- Continuing to Create Their Own Lane

(0) Comments | Posted 17 June 2014 | (16:38)

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Chukka Umunna MP, MOBO CEO Kanya King MBE, Jasmine Dotiwala, Mich Winehouse, Labrinth and Jermain Jackman celebrate the launch of MOBOvation.

The great and the good from the music industry, gathered on Tuesday morning, at ROAST restaurant in Borough Market, for a...

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Hampton Court Palace Festival- Where Horticulture Meets Culture to Make for a Magical Musical Experience

(0) Comments | Posted 16 June 2014 | (20:22)

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Hampton Court Palace Festival.
ALL PHOTOS COURTESY HCPF AND JASMINE DOTIWALA.

In recent years various arts genres have been merging, making for incredible one off experiences. Whether it's free running at 10 Downing Street, hip hop at the Turner Rooms at...

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Broadcast Behemoth Bonnie Greer's Memoir - Political, Controversial, Determined

(2) Comments | Posted 12 June 2014 | (13:58)

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Bonnie Greer reads chapters from her book A Parellel Life.

She's the American British playwright, novelist, critic and intellectual who's acted on Parisian stages, had her plays performed on multi broadcast platforms, produced films, written novels, as well as regular features in...

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Namibia, the Ultimate Tourist Destination!

(0) Comments | Posted 2 June 2014 | (17:28)

(ALL PHOTOS COURTESY RICHARD PASCOE PHOTOGRAPHY)

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In Namibia, you can play with the sun.

You'll be hard pressed to find anything like Namibia with its diverse and rich cultural heritage anywhere else on this planet. Tourists tend to go for the camps, lodges...

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Gladiator Live at the Royal Albert Hall, the Perfect Date

(0) Comments | Posted 25 May 2014 | (13:07)

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Gladiator Live at The Royal Albert Hall.
PHOTO COPYRIGHT- Jasmine Dotiwala.

Picture the scene; He says ''get yourself ready, we're going to see a movie''. I ask which one, and then inform them confusedly that I've seen Gladiator (a million times)....

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Namibian Annual Music Awards 2014 - A Huge Hit

(1) Comments | Posted 19 May 2014 | (13:37)

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JASMINE WITH NAMA ATTENDEES AT THE FOURTH ANNUAL NAMIBIAN MUSIC AWARDS.
(ALL PHOTOS COURTESY RICHARD PASCOE PHOTOGRAPHY)

The vision that is sold to us westerners about Africa is always so far from the truth it's a blatant lie.

So it was...

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Prisoners Families Are the Invisible Victims of Crime

(0) Comments | Posted 12 May 2014 | (15:18)

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(All pics courtesy Talent TV / London Live)

Broadcaster and blogger, Rosa Doherty, draws on her own experience to explore what happens when a loved one goes to prison.


There's always so much focus on how much prisons cost...

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Sniggers With Attitude

(0) Comments | Posted 17 April 2014 | (16:18)

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Creator of Sniggers With Attitude Jason Lewis with Jasmine Dotiwala.
PIC COPYRIGHT Jasmine Dotiwala.


Dear all. Why can't we stop making assumptions about everything based on race?

If a singer like Usher or Trey Songz is described in a...

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Together, Can We Build a Diverse Music Industry?

(0) Comments | Posted 16 April 2014 | (17:14)

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PIC COURTESY DIASPORA.UK.COM

Did you know that 92% of the UK music industry is white? Does that matter? Who cares?

Does it matter when you consider that it's totally unrepresentative of the music scene's artist's, promoter's, record label's worker's and fan's?...

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London's Youth Finally Get Their TV Voice!

(5) Comments | Posted 11 April 2014 | (14:37)

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London360, produced and presented by young Londoners, will reach more viewers in the capital when it is shown on new TV channel London Live starting THIS Sunday 9am!

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London's young people are finally getting to make...

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Asian Awards Show Global Power Takeover

(0) Comments | Posted 7 April 2014 | (18:02)

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One Direction band member Zayn Malik, super music producer Naughty Boy, actress/singer Preeya Kalidas, broadcaster Jasmine Dotiwala at The Asian Awards.
Photo courtesy Preeya Kalidas.


Over the years I've been used to attending a myriad of fabulous functions, crammed full...

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Zoroastrians Celebrate Noruz In Parliament

(0) Comments | Posted 4 April 2014 | (13:23)

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Lords, ladies and gentlemen gather at Houses of Parliament to celebrate Noruz.
PIC COURTESY - Raj Bakrania

This week 200 Zoroastrians came together with a few lords, baronesses, sirs, ladies, MP's and friends of their community at the House...

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Noel Clarke Goes From Movie Stables to Music Labels

(0) Comments | Posted 31 March 2014 | (15:15)

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Jamie Joseph. One of Noel Clarke's first record label signings.
PIC courtesy Unstoppable Records.

Noel Clarke knows talent when he sees's it.

He's singlehandedly spawned a whole generation of new acting talent via his debut movies Kidulthood (2006) and Adulthood...

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