Salford student to host TV show on global Christian network, TBN

Astudent at the University of Salford is to present a show on the largest Christian television network in the world. Lavinia Goddard will anchor the magazine show, which will be broadcast to millions in the United Kingdom, Europe and Africa.

The programme will be co-presented by Lavinia’s business partner, Adaeze Chiwoko, and will feature music news and live performances by contemporary Christian artists. Amongst the stars already set to appear on the show are Nigel Benn, former boxing champion, and X Factor finalist, JahmОne Douglas. It will air on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) in the spring.

Lavinia co-runs Vinejuice, a popular urban culture promotions company based in Oldham, which was founded in 2015 after the Marketing student won a competition by the University of Salford Enterprise team to receive mentoring for a business start-up.

Future TV star Lavinia, 36, said: “I’m so excited for the filming of the show to start. It is the largest thing that I and Adaeze have ever done. The show will be a celebration of Urban Christian culture, and it will feature a real mix of people who are doing cool stuff. There will be music and interviews with actors who are at the top of their game and big sports personalities.”

Lavinia and Adaeze first met at high school; however, it was not until they coincidentally bought a house two doors down the road from each other on the same street, that they rekindled their friendship and eventually became business partners.

Adaeze, 36, who is a mum of three children aged 10, 7 and 6, said: “We had a successful radio show, where we were known as the Juicy Ladies, and from that we began to produce Facebook Live videos. Last year we emailed TBN, and explained that we were really interested in presenting, and we asked what opportunities there may be. TBN emailed us back, and invited us down to London to chat more about our business.

The director of TBN had already made up his mind and offered us our own show there and then. I remember pinching myself under the table to check if it was really happening.”

The twelve-part series, called The Juicy Ladies Show, will begin filming at TBN’s London studio near Wembley imminently.

Victoria Barker

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