Edward Adoo

BBC Radio 4 documentary - The Colour of Justice

My late Grandfather Julius Sarkodee-Adoo was the former Chief Justice of Ghana he studied law at Kings College in London before being called to the bar in 1932.‬ But what is it like for people from BAME backgrounds trying to get into the judiciary today? Find out more on my first BBC Radio 4 documentary ‘The Colour of Justice’ which airs on Monday 22nd and Wednesday 24th of July at 11am on BBC Radio 4. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006zxx

Mi-Soul Takeover for Edward Adoo 


Following the success of a special festive show, Edward hosted last year with his Dad jazz musician Ed Bentley, the Broadcaster and DJ is heading back to Mi-Soul to take over the airwaves for two hours on Boxing Day. Edward will be sharing his favourite soul, boogie, house, jazz and rap tracks of all time and new music highlights of 2018.

Edward says  “It’s great to be back on Mi-Soul. It’s my eternal radio home; it’s the station that gave me the opportunity to refocus my radio career and platform to shine when I didn’t have a regular radio show. All down to Gordon for his time and support. Will always be grateful and appreciate the generosity given.”

Edward will also be playing a world exclusive which has not been aired on the radio from a London based soul collective.

Tune in Boxing Day from 7 till 9pm on Mi-Soul

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: The Residency - Black Beats

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire - The Residency: Black Beats press release - December 2018. 

As part of the recent revamped evening schedule on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, The Residency gives listeners a weekly opportunity to talk about a local fascination, a chance to share great stories and memories with the county.  

Throughout December and January, Broadcaster, DJ and music tastemaker Edward Adoo will take over the reigns for a five week stint exploring black beats and sounds in Cambridgeshire with help from listeners, DJs, artists and people who have made the black music scene in Cambridgeshire what it is today.


Edward explains why he is overjoyed at the opportunity to take listeners directly on to the dancefloor and introduce them to the people who are part of that scene... 

"Black music, past, present and future has major roots in the Cambridgeshire area from Peterborough to Cambridge and beyond. There are stories, weekly nights and experiences that are often told but never get mentioned. I'll be able to explore this over five weeks with help from listeners through black beats and sounds on The Residency by celebrating the eclectic sounds of black music in all forms from Reggae, Soul, Disco, R&B, Hip Hop to House and beyond taking listeners directly on to the dancefloor." 

Edward will also showcase live music sessions from artists who are part of the current scene, guest DJ mixes from local DJs along with tipping his 'Future Stars' through BBC Music Introducing in Cambridgeshire and the wider independent local scene. The weekly two hour show will be a celebration of black music in Cambridgeshire. 

The Residency: Black Beats

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. Wednesday 7-9pm.

BBC Three Counties Radio - Drivetime

Next week I will be looking after BBC Three Counties Drivetime from Monday 29th July till 6th of August with the latest stories, interviews and breaking news.

Local panellists across Beds, Herts and Bucks will join me to go through the latest politics, business and entertainment stories. Tune in - www.bbc.co.uk/threecountiesradio

Exclusive midweek monthly DJ residency at Sanderson

Happy to announce I have teamed up with hotel, lifestyle and entertainment group SBE for a weekly monthly residency at Sanderson London on the third Wednesday of each month. 

The residency will be based on my love of soulful music. I will be playing tracks I grew up listening to along with new tracks and exploring a journey through Soul, Funk, Disco, Reggae, House, Funk and Jazz.

It's an honour to be joining the SBE team to extend their love of celebrating nightlife culture in London. Sanderson is one of my spiritual haunts - best cocktails, great staff and awesome music. 

Launch night - Wednesday April 8th - 8pm till late - 

Sanderson Long Bar

Berners Street

London W1T 3NG

Mi-Soul Radio Boxing Day special with Ed Bentley

On Boxing Day I hosted a special daytime show on Mi-Soul and got the chance to hang out with my Dad Jazz Musician Ed Bentley to find out about his life in Jazz music. 

Dad told me what it was like working with Deniece Williams, George Williams former leader of soul group The Tymes, meeting Joe Sample and getting a random phone call from Joey Negro plus working with Courtney Pine on his recent album. 

Click here to catch up and listen again. 

BBC World Service: Global Beats, Global DJ's ...

I have always been fascinated about electronic music and how club culture is embraced across the world.

Well, the BBC World Service have given me an opportunity to find out more about clubbing and host this month's edition of Global Beats.

I will be finding out what people are dancing to and why those tunes are special from DJ's based in Pakistan, Croatia, Venezuela and other countries. 

It will be aired on the BBC World Service this weekend. Tune in on Saturday 16th at 2pm. 

Click on the programme link to listen live or catch up on the BBC iPlayer

BBC Soul Show


I'll be looking after the BBC Soul Show in the East this Sunday 3rd of September in for Soulman John Leech with guests and music from Brian Power, Ilana Lorraine, Decosta Boyce and Leroy Hutson. I'll be featuring my Summer Soul chart in the last hour of the show. 

Tune in Sunday from 4pm on BBC Three Counties, BBC Radio Northampton, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, BBC Radio Norfolk, BBC Radio Suffolk and BBC Essex. Click here to listen live http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05cp422