Ella Okunmwendia


Ella Okunmwendia is a radio and television content producer, a journalist, a podcaster, and a sports presenter. She is a multilinguist, fluent in English and French with basic proficiency in Korean and Spanish.

As a television producer, she has worked with Agency Ephat Media as a producer on Joy Prime’s morning show, Prime Morning, hosted by Jay Foley. Ella also worked as the assistant producer of the “Love Is” show by 12.28 Inc Productions.

Ella began her radio career at 17, in her first year at the University of Ghana. She was recruited as a newscaster for Radio Univers’ French Show “Rendez-Vous Avec La France” after she impressed the producer with her reading. She later became the producer and host of the show.

She officially joined Radio Univers in May 2015 and was assigned to the Sports Desk, a field she had limited knowledge. After months of training, Ella became the first female Assistant Sports Editor at Radio Universe and boasts of being the first sports journalist in Ghana to report on Bobsled and Skeleton. Also, the first lady to announce at a Taekwondo event in Ghana; the Ghana Open Taekwondo Championship.

After 2 years with Radio Univers, she joined Ghana’s Number one Urban Station as a Sports presenter before producing the MydMorning Radio Show with Trigmatic and Dj Ganj.

Also referred to as the Super Producer, Ella has worked on various shows and on-air personalities at YFM. From 2018, Ella was in charge of The DrYve with Joel Orleans, DJ Mic Smith, and current host Kojo Manuel.  She also worked on the YLounge with Akosua Hanson and DJ Kess in 2020.

Currently, she works with Brown Berry and DJ Loft on RyseNShyne, Rev Erskine and DJ Ganj on The MydMorning Radio; Winston Micheals on Pop Central and Mark DeForce on the All-Abroad Show.

She is a podcaster and creator with Envi Media, a multimedia pop culture platform with an emphasis on K-pop and a sweet spot for K-pop group NCT.

As a journalist, Ella has collaborated with several international media houses, including the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel, and French TV station TV5Monde.

    Level Up, Yzz Up

    The Yzz Up and Level Up campaign, an initiative of YFM Ghana started as an intensive and educational journey/campaign on all matters concerning the Coronavirus disease; what it is, its implication and measures to safeguard one from it.

    Another main aim of the Yzz Up campaign is to teach the general public the proper way of wearing the masks i.e., to cover both the nose and the mouth, to push/ sensitize the general public on the various safety measures there are to help fight the virus and also to debunk all misinformation, myths and misconceptions of the Coronavirus.

    With each station in the Y Triangle handling various topics every day, the Yzz Up campaign also seeks to clear the air on fears and myths expressed by the general public concerning the Covid-19 vaccine. In as much as the campaign is to educate the general public, each station has special segments that allow their listeners to phone in and share their experiences since Covid19 entered the shores of Ghana and also the challenges of adapting to a new normal.

    The Yzz Up campaign not only seeks to reach out to its listeners but also to reach out to students who have one way or another found their way to campus. To make the educational journey fun and engaging, regular listeners stand the chance of winning amazing prizes for tuning in to the Yzz Up drama series.