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Biography: Rachel Bakam

May 08, 2017
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Rachel Bakam Biography

Born: Kaduna, Nigeria
Residence: Abuja
Education: Ahmadu Bello University
Occupation: TV producer & presenter, director, actress, media consultant, sports administrator, Christian counsellor
Years active: 2000–present
Known for: Philanthropy, tourism, fashion, anti-human trafficking advocacy, peace building, sports
Notable work: Trends & Rachel, Stylecode, Rachel the Piper, Yanayin Zamani
Website: www.pipersdynasty.com

Rachel Bakam is a Nigerian actress, writer, TV presenter and producer, and an anti-human trafficking ambassador. She is the CEO and Managing Director of Rayzeds Media Ltd, Founder & President of the Nigerian Water Ski And Wakeboard Federation (NWWF) and media consultant for the Performing Musician Employers Association (PMAN) & African Fashion Reception Paris. Bakam is a peace and tourist ambassador. She is 2015 alumna of United States International Visitors Leadership Programme. She hosts Trends & Rachel, a popular television show that airs on Nigerian Television Authority(NTA), African Independent Television(AIT), DSTV, and Startimes. She also produces and presents Rachel the PIPER and hausa version RACHEL MAI KAKAAKI; an entertaining yet highly humanitarian television programme

Early life  
Bakam was born and brought up in Kaduna State by Mr. and Mrs. Adams and Rose Bakam where she had her primary, secondary, and tertiary education. She studied English and theatre arts at Ahmadu Bello University and digital filmmaking at New York Film Academy. She lost her father at the age of 12. At the age of 16 she started working, first as a salesgirl in supermarket, later in a recording studio and played a lead role in Hausa drama series known as Rayuwa. She was president of Literary and Debating Club then Head Girl in Kaduna Capital School, best graduating female student and best graduating student of faculty of arts in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
Career 
She did her National Youth Service Corps at Nigerian Television Authority International, where she produced and presented different TV programmes like Trends, Saturday Morning, and Style Code. She proceeded to study digital film making at New York Film Academy and thereafter established Rayzed Media Ltd. Bakam brought water skiing and wakeboarding to Nigeria. In 2016, she got an endorsement deal with Numatville Megacity. She has joined non-government organizations, such as Devatop Centre for Africa Development in campaigning against sex trafficking and other forms of modern slavery in Nigeria.
She is a Media Consultant for the African Fashion Reception Paris.
Awards and nominations  
Bakam has received over a hundred awards and nominations for her work, some of which include:
2015 Pan African Humanitarian Award as the Most Promising TV Personality of the Year
Sir Tafela Balewa Leadership Award as the Media Entrepreneur of the year
2016 United Nations World Habitat Humanitarian Award
Nigerian Dream Personality Honors
2016 Ambassador of Peace Award
2015 African Achievers’ Award
Nigerian Unity Museum & Trade Tourism Village Ambassador, 2016
Africa Diaspora Merit Awards Amsterdam
Nigerian Entertainment and Lifestyle Awards London

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