About Aro Leonard


Aro Leonard is a development communications and broadcast expert. He was Head of External Relations at BBC Media Action Nigeria, managing a team to maintain the organisation’s unique selling point. With one of the richest media contact base and goodwill in Nigeria, he could be your “to-go person” for development media and media relations.

As part of the office’s leadership team, Aro played key roles in all business development – proposal, design, implementation and review processes adding value for money strategies, leading to higher success rate. As Head of Media Development (2009-2011), Aro was responsible for designing and delivering all capacity building activities and acted as Project Lead where he interfaced with donors and development partners on Governance, Health and Resilience projects.
From 2005-2008, He produced the award-winning youth reproductive health magazine show “Flava” and the largest HIV Spots campaign in Africa. He also produced environment and climate change output and was Music Producer on the epic HIV focused TV series “Wetin Dey?”

Aro previously worked as a producer with Aso Radio and Internews Network (USAID funded INGO) where he designed and produced Just Jisting – a ground breaking youth talk show that opened up the air space to engaging discussions on reproductive health issues. In 1999 Aro founded Kleverest Scenta – Nigeria’s foremost media volunteer scheme which has produced achievers in various fields. He founded the ‘Kleverest Scenta’ pages which over the years has been a source of development information and career guidance. He is an Environmental and Resources Planner, a music composer, and a sound reinforcement instructor.

Feedback & Reviews

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“Top notch media and communication specialist. strong skills in media training, media and corporate communication execution and digital media strategist.”

Omokhudu Idogho

MD, Society for Family Health

“Aro Leonard is highly skilled at what he does, personable, and driven. A pleasure to work with.”

Devaan Hanmation - Mom

Creative Director

“Aro is extremely talented and responsive communicator. When I attended a training under him at the BBC world Service Trust, his hands on and collaborative style was distinct . He made sure there was a smile on everybody’s face, daily. Aro would be an asset to any team.”

Emana Ambrose-Amawhe, FIMC, CMC, FIMS

Director, Trade, Investments and Competitiveness at Cross River Economic Summit Organisation

What Can I Do for You?

Let’s achieve that media DREAM TOGETHER.

In 1999 I founded Kleverest Scenta – Nigeria’s foremost media volunteer scheme where young broadcasters have been trained.

Currently with an extensive media goodwill, I consult for Development/Corporate Organisations and set up Radio and TV stations – building capacity for development focused programmes.

Need Advice from Aro?

I was Head of Media Development and External Relations at BBC Media Action, where I led a team to secure the organisation’s status as “media development partner of choice” for major donor agencies. There’s no doubt we can help you achieve that media dream.