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From television documentaries, current affairs shows, video packages to op-ed articles, her work has been featured on TRT World, Al Jazeera, the Huffington Post, Black Ballad, Amaliah, the New Arab, Sisters Magazine and the Islam Channel. Adama aims to amplify the intersectional relationship between Islam and the African diaspora, additionally African-American history, pan-Africanism, gender, culture and identity. Adama was shortlisted for a Media and Cultural Awareness Award at the 2020 British Muslim Awards and the Rising Star in Media Award at the 2018 British Muslim Awards. She currently works as a news producer for 24-hour international news channel TRT World, and as a lead producer for the channel's flagship digital show 'NewsFeed'.
In 2016, her blog piece on Black Muslim women and the natural hair movement was named as one of the Huffington Post's 'Top 10 editorial picks for that year'. In 2015, she was named a 'Mover and Shaker' for 'Touchbase Africa', and was shortlisted for the ICFJ's Malaria No More Press Fellowship. Adama has lectured at St. Andrew's University and the School for Social Entrepreneurs. Adama has a Masters degree in 'Middle East in global politics' and a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in History from the University of London. Adama's next projects will include short films focusing on the experience of Afro-Turks, and an exhibition piece exploring slavery and memory, commissioned by Literary Natives in Spring 2020.
The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them
Ida B. Wells