Quick Fire Questions: Monikah Lee, Presenter of The Broadcasts

The Broadcasts are kicking off tomorrow and to celebrate, we caught up with Monikah Lee, our presenter. In the last 3 years, Monikah’s driven and ambitious outlook has led to her raw personality becoming increasingly sought after as a dynamic radio host, vibrant television presenter and engaging events host. Monikah ha worked on international bookings across the Caribbean and in Europe, as well as working with notable brands such as Bacardi, Waitrose, Apple and Selfridges to name a few. She has also worked across No Signal Radio, featured in Channel 4’s six-part debate show ‘4 real’ as well as starring in BBC3’s ‘Gyal Dem Sugar’ programme. We can’t wait to have her as our presenter for our series, in collaboration with The Guestlist!

Could you briefly describe your career journey?

My career as a presenter initially started by taking a leap of faith in crossing the Atlantic to Jamaica and orchestrating myself as a host. For me, my culture is important and I wanted to start my journey where I felt I fit in. With this drastic and impromptu move I interviewed artists such as Mavado, Beenie Man, Masicka, Bounty Killer, I Octane & so many more. Even though I was an amateur I knew I had to create my own space regardless if people approved or not or if I was considered as ‘elite’. That was my entry into the industry and I haven’t turned back since. I have gone on to radio presenting, cultivated my own talk show ‘Talks With Monikah Lee’, content creating and now DJing. There’s no limit to how far I can go and I knew there wouldn’t be any limits to my success because I was in control.

What has surprised you most about working in your industry? 

There isn’t a blueprint to success. It is so easy to dwell on the idea that if you tick ‘x’ amount of boxes the outcome will lead you to a big break. I have had to learn to embrace and celebrate my wins and that my success cannot be measured on what society may depict as the epitome of success. Remaining consistent, building and maintaining good relationships are just as important. One thing that surprises me is that the work never ends, I know it sounds cliche but it’s important to remember that where you started is not where you must remain. There are always opportunities to upskill, delve into other ventures that make you happy and bring you peace. Never underestimate your impact . I am surprised on a daily basis when I hear my name being mentioned in rooms I didn’t even know existed or would welcome me.


What career advice would you give 20 year old you?

Do not underestimate the power of your tongue, speak amazing and positive words into your life. Do not be scared to speak your truth and align yourself with brands & people that will help you be the best version of yourself. Your success isn’t dependent on the likes you get and how many followers you have. Work hard, stay consistent and continue to upskill yourself. Social media can make you feel inadequate sometimes, but remember that those moments don’t define your greatness and all you can achieve. Go where you feel welcomed.