Slickdot R

Shahlaa has been such an inspiring and supportive figure in my career.  Anyone that gets to work with Shahlaa should consider it a privilege, as she is talented, hard working and loyal.

Artist / Producer


Rose Jarrard

Shahlaa was always there, whether it was work for the student station or helping me develop my craft and career. Working with Shahlaa helped me move forward in my career, without a doubt. If anyone gets the chance to work alongside Shahlaa, take it and utilise it!

Marketing Apprentice at Global


Cloe Lee

Without Shahlaa I wouldn’t be working in radio, she showed me that a career in the industry is possible. As her student at the Roundhouse Young Creatives radio course, not only did I learn so much but, Shahlaa’s love for radio radiated throughout the class.

Global Apprentice - Creative Team


Jeremiah Asiamah

Shahlaa was the first person to get me on a radio, and the first person to help me learn broadcasting skills. She has always been supportive of my journey since I started and I'm so grateful for the kind honest feedback and training from her over the years.

BBC 1Xtra Presenter & International DJ


Darryl Yankah


Shahlaa helped vastly, boost my career within the media industry by providing me with invaluable experience. Through her, I was able to enhance my skills as a Broadcast Assistant for renowned radio station Pulse 88. In addition, be able to film interviews with top artists such as Afro B, Mae Muller and many more!

Visual Creative


Cass Kidd

I’ve worked with Shahlaa on and off for over 7 years. Shahlaa knows how to get an idea from paper to people. Shah was also one of the very first radio shows I worked on at the start of my radio production career whilst learning the ropes at community radio. A woman worth knowing, if you don’t know. 

Music Producer, DJ & Broadcaster


Rosie Turner

Shahlaa was the reason why I have my job, she ignited my love for all things Radio during my first year at Global Academy. The encouragement and confidence she had in me helped me realise my potential and believe in myself to be able to secure my first job in the industry at Capital! She's a diamond

Sound Designer Apprentice at Capital


Kianna Lucilla

I first met Shahlaa when she taught me during college and became my mentor. Shahlaa helped me realise my potential and aim higher and constantly went out of her way to provide opportunities for me to network with industry professionals when I expressed an interest in going to work over uni. The paid work experience she gave me helped me secure my current role.

Marketing Apprentice at Global


Rebecca Beavington

Shahlaa taught me all things radio, and gave me the confidence to believe in myself. Shahlaa guided me and taught me all that I needed to know. I can now proudly say that I have won the BBC Sounds rising talent award and would have not been able to do it without the mentoring from Shahlaa.

Winner of The BBC Sounds Rising Talent award


Georgie Sinclair

Shahlaa opened doors for me to start freelancing which really helped to build my CV and portfolio. She has always supported me and championed my passions. Throughout the last four years she has helped build my skills and confidence immensely!

Marketing Apprentice at Global


Melanie Wright

The majority of the knowledge I have learned from working in radio has come from Shahlaa. She has taught me so much such as how to drive a desk and produce a radio show independently. She has also opened doors for me that I could not of opened without her help. Almost 2 years after meeting Shahlaa, I now host Drivetime on Pulse88 and I really appreciate that I can still go to her for any help and advice that I need to this day. 

Resident Drivetime host every Wednesday and Friday 4-7pm on Pulse88


DeMarkay Williams

I met Shahlaa in September 2017, when she became a teacher at The Global Academy. She taught me the vital skills needed to succeed as a radio presenter. As well as this, she nurtured my raw talent and helped me to unlock doors into the industry. She spent equal amounts of time with all of her students, not just the Year 13’s, and it’s thanks to her that so many of us are flourishing in the industry today.

Audio, Radio and Podcast Producer, Global Academy Alumni, Multitrack Audio Fellow, Presenter and Voiceover Artist