Ayesha Asantewaa

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Ayesha Asantewaa (born Harlesden, London, 1988) is a disco jockey and television presenter for BBC 1Xtra and CBBC.

Ayesha attended Copland Community School, and did a radio course called Blaze Radio at Preston Manor High School.

At the age of 15, she gained work experience at BBC 1Xtra and subsequently entered the Xtra Talent competition at 16 to become a DJ on the same station.[1] In September 2004 she was offered a month on the Xtra Talent slot on Sundays from 3-6 am. In 2005 she was given her own slot on Saturday mornings from 6-9 am.

Ayesha was a co-host with Sam and Mark on the CBBC Show Level Up, and Do Something Different.

Ayesha was also a presenter on Cbeebies radio,(also on BBC7) which broadcast in March 2007.

Now Ayesha has her own business called Purple Turtle Beads that sells handmade jewellery.[2][3]

Ayesha has been a member of St John Ambulance for eight years and is qualified in first aid. She was part of a Samba drumming group for 3 years.


  1. ^ "BBC New Talent - Presenting - Ayesha". Darlington, England: BBC. 11 April 2007. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Miss D". "Miss D Loves......Purple Turtle Beads". Gumbo Media Entertainment Group. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Young entrepreneur and Founder of Purple Turtle Beads(P.T.B)Ayesha Asantewaa on her journey as an entrepreneur". YHP - Your Hidden Potential. Retrieved 15 December 2010.