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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George the Poet: ''Rap Has Been Hijacked and Hip Hop Needs to Start Saying Something That Matters''

(0) Comments | Posted 9 October 2014 | (17:00)


This Monday night October 13th, at London's Scala, a young man from northwest London will make his first big live debut. This young man is being hailed as the voice of urban Britain, the voice of positive change in black music and a huge star of 2015.

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What the Media Industry Can Learn from London360 About Getting Diverse Young People Jobs in the Media

(1) Comments | Posted 8 October 2014 | (11:49)

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LONDON360 NEWS REPORTERS SINCE 2011. OVER 80% ARE NOW WORKING IN MEDIA.
PIC COURTESY - MEDIA TRUST.

I am Executive Producer and Project Manager for London360 - a magazine TV show that airs on Community Channel, London Live and acts as...

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Wretch32 Is Back - Talking Shakespeare, Statesmanship and Swagger

(0) Comments | Posted 2 October 2014 | (12:50)

Tottenham breeds creativity - Soul singers Adele, Lemar and Keisha White hail from the area. But its grimy roots really are showcased by its hip-hop acts like Wretch32 and Chip. According to Wretch, he was once his schoolteachers worst nightmare, but now he's called the UK rappers rapper and metaphor...

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Samuel L Jackson's A List Karaoke Party at Abbey Road Studios

(0) Comments | Posted 26 September 2014 | (14:55)

PAUL MCCARTNEY LEADS VIP LINE-UP TO RECORD CHARITY SINGLE FOR ONE FOR THE BOYS

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SAMUEL L JACKSON AND NICOLE SCHERZINGER.
ALL PICTURES COPYRIGHT - Mike Marsden and One For The Boys.

Last night I politely declined an invitation to...

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Essential Guide to Your Own YouTube Channel

(0) Comments | Posted 25 September 2014 | (12:13)

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So many young people and adults that I work with set up YouTube chanels and don't really understand the basics of how it works and what the rules are to make it work well.

We live in a content driven era where you...

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Asian Achievers Accept Their Accolades At Awards

(0) Comments | Posted 24 September 2014 | (12:34)

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Naughty Boy With His Asian Achievers Award.

ALL PICS COURTESY-PR Mediapix.

The media industry does have a lot of awards, however they tend to go to the same people who are then pushed forward again and again. There are...

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MOBO Awards Comes Home to London With UK Talent Stronger Than Ever!

(0) Comments | Posted 23 September 2014 | (16:09)

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KREPT & KONAN LEAD MOBO NOMINATIONS WITH FOUR!
ALL PICS COPYRIGHT JASMINE DOTIWALA.

The MOBO Nominations party was reinvented this year. Usually an evening affair full of dressed up ladies, uber amounts of alcohol, silver platters full of canapés and a...

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O'Jays in London - Main Man Eddie Levert Talks Death of R&B, Beyonce and Ferguson!

(1) Comments | Posted 15 September 2014 | (13:21)

If you're a music fan then you know the O'Jays. Part of the star studded Motown line up of yesteryear, a band that's made numerous hits and are still standing. This week they play in London for the first time in over 20 years.

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Charli XCX: From Hertfordshire Girl to International Pop Star

(0) Comments | Posted 5 September 2014 | (10:54)

One young lady that I've been hearing about over and over again this past year is Charli XCX.

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JASMINE WITH CHARLI XCX. ALL PHOTO COPYRIGHT JASMINE DOTIWALA.

My music industry mates both behind and in front of the radio,...

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Forget Designer Brands, the New Middle Class Are Gifting DNA Tests

(1) Comments | Posted 2 September 2014 | (14:57)

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Do you know who you really are and where you came from? No. Really.

Every time I would ask my African Americans friends where they were originally from, they'd always insist 'America'. Even though I'd question that they most likely had a...

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Afrobeats Continues To Fly High With Top International Collaborations, Inc Alexandra Burke.

(0) Comments | Posted 21 August 2014 | (14:14)

Alongside the usual diverse array of pop, indie, rock, hip-hop, dub step, grime and more musical genres of live shows that happen nightly across the UK, in recent years, a very exciting new party player has entered the fray. He goes by the name Afrobeats and is clearly here to...

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David Cameron Can't Win the Battle Against a Sexist Music Industry

(3) Comments | Posted 20 August 2014 | (12:01)

Usually nothing David Cameron says affects the music industry. This week he's shaken the whole UK scene up by announcing that from October, music videos will go through the same classification system as films and other video content, in an attempt to give parents more information to protect children from...

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Local Celebrity Leaders Noel Clarke and More Talk Sex, Respect And Relationships

(0) Comments | Posted 13 August 2014 | (18:02)

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JASMINE DOTIWALA IN CONVERSATION WITH NOEL CLARKE.
PIC COURTESY Cheryl Dempster @DreadArts.

Black Eyed Peas once asked 'where is the love?' and this past weekend it was most certainly alive and well in Harlesden, west London.

Local west London celebrities: BAFTA...

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Laura Mvula's Second Singing to the Moon at This Years Prom

(0) Comments | Posted 7 August 2014 | (15:26)

The incomparable Laura Mvula hosted an intimate album playback listening session, for the remake of her debut album ''Sing to the moon''. Singer-song writer Laura has rerecorded her critically acclaimed debut album at the Abbey Road Studios with the Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley.

The session was held at...

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Late at the Tate Marries Art and Hiphop for the Perfect Experience

(0) Comments | Posted 6 August 2014 | (16:58)

ALL PICS COURTESY LATE AT THE TATE.

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Graffiti legend Mode 2 live painting inside Tate Britain's Clore Studio for #LateAtTate #SpacesBetween

There's been a real push into diversifying every area of our London Lives this year, from conferences and seminars on the...

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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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