Olive Nakiyemba

I can now write code in addition to all the other epic stuff I do i.e. creative writing, audio production & generally being awesome. Just ask my Mom.

More about yours truly...

I finally get the joke, the one where one wonders why the Cafe Javas' menu isn't called JavaScript...

I've always been curious about the "geek" life and its fancy terminology. I never thought that curiosity would get the best of me to the extent of considering taking a career path in that direction and yet, I am. When I was second-guessing myself, wondering if I would be able to learn code, my friend pointed out, "It'll be like learning a new language!" She lied, code is so much harder! I love languages. I speak some French and a bit of Korean, anytime I speak either, I feel like I have been transported to another country. Since I am yet to afford a trip to France or South Korea, I am relying on the aliens to abduct me one day and drop me off in one of these two countries - I would know how to ask for directions to a cute café with the best croissant or how long it takes to get to Gangnam Station. I enjoy reading, writing, travel, music, good food and good people with beautiful smiles. Some people pay me to write...

Love the outdoors too!


Date Company Location Position Duties
02/2018 - Present Culture Trip London, UK Writer As Culture Trip's Uganda's writer, I showcase Uganda's beauty, food, culture and lifestyle through writings that evoke wanderlust so readers can visit Uganda.
01/2017 - 01/2017 BBC Africa Focus on Africa on the Road, Kampala, UG Trainee I assisted on and off set, liaised with the producer and prodcution team to bring great interviews to our audience.
01/2015 - 10/2016 The Africa Channel Los Angeles, US Writer I wrote Ugandan stories about food, culture, travel and everything Ugandan for The Africa Channel audience in the diaspora and on the continent.
01/2013 - 01/2019 Radio One FM90 Kampala, UG Producer I was in charge of the content and the 'sound' of what went on air.
I wrote scripts and developed commercials, mentions, classifieds and station promos. I made sure that the great songs that the listeners enjoy were available in the database and in good quality.

Some of the code I've written


Recent Projects

I'm sort of a big deal on the socials...

I tweet Instagram         and blog.


Front-end Technologies


Soft Skills

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