ECIFF and Film Earl’s Court is proud to announce that BBC 1Xtra’s dynamic radio DJ, Fee Mak, has been confirmed as the co-host for the 2022 Festival’s Gala and Award Night (18 November).
Fee Mak is a Radio and TV Presenter based in London. She is the host of the BBC 1Xtra Breakfast show on Sunday’s, 7-11am.
Fee started her presenting career at CSR 97.4FM, the student station for the University of Kent. Alongside her BA (Hons) French and Business Administration degree, Fee presented a weekly show showcasing the best up and coming new talent. Her shows included early music from the now established Ramz and Zone2.
Fee was picked up from her university radio shows by Westside Radio 89.6FM in London. And after only a few demos, Fee began to cover shows, followed by a permanent weekend slot on Saturdays. Her skills developed at Westside under the mentorship of the then breakfast show presenter Shayna Marie (Capital Xtra) and drivetime show host Rebecca Judd (Apple Music 1) leading to presenting the drivetime show ‘The Jam’, Monday to Friday. During Christmas 2019, Fee hosted Drivetime on BBC Radio 1 after being selected through their Presenter search. This led on to a month of Early Breakfast on Radio 1 alongside daytime cover shows. Shortly after, Fee made her debut on BBC 1Xtra where she deputised throughout the daytime schedule before landing the Sunday Breakfast show, 7-11am in July 2022.
During Fee’s career in broadcast she has done many projects for digital platforms such as hosting the music show ‘Hype Right Now’ on Kiss TV (4Music) and interviewing a number of established acts and performers online, which includes comedian and broadcaster Kojo Anim, Ray Blk and Loski.
As a host, Fee has presented a variety of live events which includs the Urban Talent Show at Westfield London, a renowned talent search competition featuring some of the biggest industry names as judges, London’s oldest carnival ‘Hanwell Carnival’ and the inaugural Young Ealing Foundation awards.
Music has always played a predominant role in her life and from a young age, Fee has appreciated all music genres through various creative avenues. At the age of 8, she was a junior associate at The Royal Ballet School as well as a ballet girl on the Westend musical, Billy Elliot at 10 years old. Likewise, she expresses her creativity through fine art and was invited to showcase her work at an exhibition in London.
Having come so far, in such a short space of time the future looks increasingly bright for Fee. She is one of the UK’s most exciting young broadcasters.