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BBC Radio Bradford host caught rapping to Gangsta’s Paradise and it’s a total joy

They say that we should dance like nobody is watching – and BBC Radio presenter Rima Ahmed has delivered a truly joyful example of that.

The BBC Radio Bradford presenter has gone viral after enthusiastically rapping along to Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise in the studio.

Rima shared the moment herself from a show this week, after forgetting that in-studio cameras were recording her actions even when she was off mic.

In the video, she was seen standing up and performing the 1995 rap classic to producer Charlie Smith, and we’ve got to say, she slayed it.

The candid moment was too brilliant to keep to herself, and Rima tweeted: ‘Sometimes I forget about the cameras in the BBC Radio Bradford studio, but I’m always quickly reminded.

‘Merciless giggle provided by @BethParsons91, sincere rapping performed for @CRWillison. #dreamteam.’

The charming moment has gone viral, with over 19,000 likes and 1,000 retweets, and it seems many a radio and TV presenter can relate.


Good Morning Britain’s Ranvir Singh and Capital Xtra host Will Njobvu both tweeted: ‘Love this’, while Channel 4’s Steph McGovern wrote: ‘I love this! Go Rima.’

Radio 1’s Greg James added: ‘I ALWAYS forget about the cameras. I’m convinced someone at R1 started saving up all the videos of me picking my nose or whatever during the songs and will present it to me when I leave.

‘This, however, is an performance piece.’

Other viewers got a giggle out of the video, and praised Rima as ‘joyful’ and ‘relatable’.

Rima, 28, had never been on the radio until year ago, when she was discovered by the BBC New Voices scheme, an open call for under-represented voices on local radio.

Encouraging those who want to get into radio, Rima told the i: ‘Thinking about it at home is not going to get you anywhere. You’ve got to be really unashamed, and I’m talking specifically to working-class kids and specifically to black and brown kids who don’t have any links or networks.

‘You’ve got to learn to champion yourself.’

Along with stations in Wolverhampton and Sunderland, BBC Radio Bradford was launched this month to provide more localised content for the area, and will continue until March 2021.

Moving over from BBC Radio Leeds, Rima hosts the breakfast show, while Sanchez Payne hosts the show from 10am to 2pm.


Credit: Original article published here.

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