Umar Isah Dandago

Umar Isa Dandago, Global Arena Icon, Nigeria is a final-year student of Journalism at Bayero University Kano in Northern Nigeria. He has been passionately enthusiastic about becoming a Journalist since his childhood and has been working assiduously to achieve that by engaging in different media-related activities, especially one-on-one and panel interviews, ever since his secondary school days.

He, with the help of his friends, especially Ado Ali Alfindiki, spent years hosting different experts including an American, in front of a bunch of a live audience for interviews, at their community forum, Progressive Learners’ Association Dandago, which is aimed at boosting students’ public speaking skills.

After taking part in different media-related programs, Umar created Global Arena, a show that, since 2019, has focused on some of the biggest International issues of our time, like The Complexities of the Middle East Politics, American Politics under former president Donald J. Trump, African Politics, Elections, Corruption, Security and so on. Because of that, Umar has got the opportunity to interview different experts from different corners of the world, ranging from academics, politicians, celebrities, diplomats, journalists and of course his fellow students.