Teju Adeleye is a writer and radio producer based in London.
She is host of Floating Roofs on NTS Radio, a fortnightly show exploring contemporary jazz, joined by a myriad of guests.
Adeleye has hosted talks with prominent and emerging musicians and thinkers such as Angela Bat Dawid at St. Pancras Rooms (2018); Tatiana Garavito, Soas Detainees Support Group and the experts-by-experience collective Freed Voices from Detention Action for ‘Solidarity Selections: Teju Adeleye’ at Worldwide FM (2018); and a selection of new generation British jazz musicians for ‘The Shuffle: London’s New Jazz’ hosted at BBC Radio 4 (2018).
In 2018, Adeleye and fellow NTS DJ and producer Zakia Sewell hosted a workshop titled ‘Carnival Stories’ for Iniva’s Young People’s series. In collaboration with NTS Radio and George Padmore Institute, Adeleye and Sewell invited participants to help create a festival of sound to be broadcast on NTS Radio and hosted a discussion with photographer Charlie Phillips who captured the politically charged Notting Hill carnival of the 1960’s and writer and educator on Caribbean culture Nicole Rachelle Moore. ‘Carnival Stories’ also looked at artists who have worked with the idea of carnival such as Sonia Boyce and kickstarted a new digital archive of carnival stories.