Benny Bonsu is an award winning young dynamic powerhouse in sports broadcasting globally with a background in education as a behavior specialist. A fan favourite NBA Broadcaster, writer and producer currently part of the BT Sport, Sky Sports, IMG and Matchroom Sports family.
Over the years, Benny has worked with some of the biggest organisations in the world such as the NCS with The Challenge, British Foreign Office, Alibaba, Princes Trust, Sports England, London Mayor’s Office, National Basketball Association, The Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme, and Premier League for Sports, London 2012 Olympics, KICKz, and Met Police. The list is endless.
A graduate, she earned All-London honors as a youth and community activist and set the record for the highest retention for the Princes Trust Team Programmes as a Team Leader while double majoring in Media and Advertising with International Business. As a student-athlete and a student rep, she gained experience as the sports reporter for all athletic events, as well as hosting and producing sports radio on university, campus.
After years of working with the named organizations, Benny followed her passion for broadcasting. She went onto co-hosting “Guinness Raise Your Game” with Eddie Kadi and Fabrice Muamba on Sky TV channel 442, presenting the weekend show on Break London radio, worked as a TV producer during the London 2012 Olympics for men and women’s basketball and also Paralympic basketball, produced some of the biggest television shows across Africa for the Modern Times Group, which includes “The One Show,” “Bedroom Diaries Of A Black Woman,” “This Morning,” “Boys Boys,” “Sports Xtra,” “Football 360,” “A Day In The Life,” and Viasat 1 News,” and in 2014, she became part of the BBC Worldservice team, presenting on the Sport Today and the Sports World show. 2017, she achieved her life long goal to become a courtside reporter by hosting LIVE on TV and online globally for BT Sport for the NBA Global Games London for the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers. Benny is also a successful staff writer for TRUE Africa magazine and the leading lady for the NBA Global Games.
One of the greatest moment of her life was in 2015, when I covered the first ever NBA Africa Game in Johannesburg, South Africa for the BBC Africa and also in 2013, when she was saluted and honored at the African Union Diaspora Forum Mission Annual Awards & Dinner 2013 for “Being an inspiration to the next generation and giving Africa a positive face around the world’ alongside Kirk Franklin, Rita Marley, Bishop Barbara Lewis King, Jim Ike, Dr. Kofi Amoah, Prof. Atukwei Okai. In 2016, she was nominated for the “Best Diaspora Media Personality” for the Ghana Sports Excellence Award and she won. In 2017, she was nominated for the “Best Diaspora Reporter” for the Ghana Sports Excellence Award.
Benny is someone who gives back to her community and believes in the empowerment of women and young people. Benny is a Business Mentor for the Cherie Blair Business Foundation – where she mentors women around the world, helping them grow and raise the awareness of their businesses. When she is not doing that, she is part of the UN Women UK Committee, Women In Football and also Women In Sport. She is also the founder of Girls In Sport – touring 100 schools and colleges in London to inspire the next generation of girls in sport.
An impactful lady with a big heart and a lot of life. A truly unique individual with a European with an African fusion. Through and through it is clear that Benny is a woman who loves and embraces both her cultures. As a professional broadcaster based in the UK, she loves to indulge in the latest hip-hop, Old Skool RnB and AfroBeats sounds on a daily basis. Her fashion sense always embraces her European and West African heritage, styled clothing and Ghanaian traditional wear embellishing iconic African print and patterned trimmings. This passion for fashion has led to Benny modelling for Lancôme, Way of Wade by Li-Ning and Jilla Active. Benny’s passion for sport extends to her own personal health. Keeping fit, clean eating and an active purveyor of all things that lead to a healthy lifestyle. Keeping fit is also something Benny likes to do and she is the face of Fusion Lifestyle gyms. Benny is a fun loving, outgoing and has a big heart. She is extremely passionate about helping young people who have a similar story to her. Benny loves visiting schools and colleges to share her journey with young people. But most importantly, she enjoys providing opportunities and resources for the most disadvantaged young people in society. Benny launched the Girls in Sport Foundation supported by Fusion Lifestyle in 2015 because she wanted to provide opportunities for women and girls to access any and every sport. The foundation prides itself on inspiring females to explore and pursue sports, as understand that this is a career that women and girls can excel in. Girls in Sport shines a light on the real life stories of leading women in sport and Benny has taken the project into over 100 schools in the UK as well as internationally, inspiring change and building positive attitudes towards women and girls in sport along the way. Benny Bonsu founded the Girls In Sport Foundation because she is passionate about helping girls get into sport. The aim of the foundation is to encourage and inspire all girls to develop a positive relationship with body confidence, self-esteem, healthy lifestyles and social media through sports by shining the spotlight on leading women and role models in sport who have achieved their full potential to enable the girls to do the same. Over the last two years, Benny has toured over 100 schools in London and internationally with leading women (athletes, broadcasters and sports businesswomen) with her foundation inspiring a new change and build positive attitudes towards women and girls in sport. Girls In Sport has worked with over 10,000 girls over the last two years and growing. Girls In Sport Foundation has an annual conference every January that brings women and girls from all walks of life for a day in inspiring conversations, Q&A with the worlds best sporting personalities, workshops, careers advice and celebrations of girls making real impacts in their local communities through sport. Benny Bonsu was nominated and a final’s for the prestigious Women Trust’s Award 2017 for the Best Media Individual of the Year 2017 and also won “Rising Star for Education and Academia Award for the “We Are The City” Awards 2017 for her work with Girls In Sport Foundation. Girls In Sport Foundation has worked in partnership with Nike, Fusion Lifestyle, Harris Federation, WomenEd, Women In Football and countless numbers of the British Broadcasting networks.
- Best Diaspora Media Personality Award Ghana Sports Award 2018
- We Are The City “Rising Star Education & Academia” Award 2017 Sponsored by The Times and The Sunday Times Newspaper Shortlisted Best Individual Media Personality 2017 Women’s Sport Trust UK
- TOP 100 Most Influential African Woman 2016 OKAYAFRICA Magazine
- Inspirational Role Model Award 2015 African Union Diaspora Forum Mission Annual Awards
- London Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Young People in London 2012 London Peace Awards
- The Times and The Sunday Times “Rising Star of Education and Academia” winner 2017 for the prestigious #WeAreTheCity Annual Awards
- Business Mentor for Cherie Blair Foundation Globally – where she mentors women around the world
- UN Women UK Committee Ambassador
- Women In Football and also Women In Sport Member
When she is not traveling around the world working, she loves a good cup of tea, a slice of cake and a good laughter. When time permits, Benny is available for corporate appearances, speaking engagements, event hosting, and business and team-building running workshops for top organisations in and out of the UK.