David Olusoga

British Historian, Writer, Broadcaster, Presenter & Filmmaker

How to hire David Olusoga

Contact the Champions Speakers agency to provisionally enquire about David Olusoga for your event today. Simply call a booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, David attended many virtual events, booked as an exciting guest speaker. Read the feedback he has received below.

"Just to say a big thank you for your assistance with the event last week. David was great and several people who attended spoke very highly of the event" - Ami, Senior Associate, Hausfeld

"Yes, all went really well. David was brilliant, and we had a very engaged session and lots of positive feedback and thoughts for the future. I'm sure we'd love to perhaps follow up with him again in the future. Please pass on our thanks" - Helen, Chief Banking Officer, Starling Bank

"Please pass on my thanks to David and our team for setting up today's session. Having these opportunities to listen and discuss such important subjects and ones outside of our 'core' business is truly valuable and enriches us as a group" - Ornella, Cognizant 

"Thank you, David, it was a privilege to have you and hear your personal story. It was our most anticipated and well-attended event as part of our Black History Month initiative at UBS and for good reason! We have received some great feedback from viewers, many citing it as one of the most insightful and impactful sessions they have watched at UBS. So many left the session having learnt something new about Black British history and gained an understanding of the depth of ideas behind racism in society. We’d love to have you back again!" - Joseph, UBS

"David is such a wonderful speaker and of course very professional (which made all of the practical/tech stuff very easy!). We had great engagement as well with over 100 people on the live stream and about 50 more joining to watch on the big screen in our office. Please do pass on our sincere thanks to David for giving up his time for such a compelling, insightful talk" - Jahnavi, Deliveroo

"AMAZING! We were absolutely blown away, I've had amazing feedback already!... Just some of the feedback I have had: 'An educational, interesting and thought-provoking start to Black History Month... it's made me want to educate myself and find out more', 'it was really impactful, I've seen David Olusoga on a few programmes and he was just as engaging today, it felt special to have someone with recent facts and so much experience of study in this area to explain it all so eloquently' and 'one of the greatest speakers we have had in!'... some immediate snippets!" - Jessica, International Technical Service Manager, Premier Foods 

"David was great, very inspirational and the staff was really buzzing. The keynote sparked great conversations and hopefully, we can continue those in the months to come." - Klaudia, Staffordshire University

"David was amazing.  Everyone loved the session, people felt it was relevant, insightful, current with the world around us today and gave us food for thought. Please pass along our gratitude to David." - Jessica, Group Head Of Diversity & Inclusion, RS Components


David is also booked to speak at a variety of in-person conferences, read his latest feedback below. 

"I wanted to follow up with you following David’s talk yesterday, the event was very successful and David was an absolutely brilliant speaker. Myself and Oli would like to thank you for your support in getting him booked in for our event and please extend our thanks to David also." - Ella, MRCG, University of Exeter

"I just thought I would extend my thanks to David for giving us his time and energy yesterday, speaking at the IWFM Conference 2021. The event was a huge success and the feedback from delegates and sponsors has been exceptional! Everyone is commenting on the speaker line up and the quality of the content….Golden Nuggets has been mentioned a few times. In particular having David close the event was a very important role and even though we ran over, everyone was still incredibly engaged and clearly wanted the conversation to go on longer! So once again, thank you to David for helping us make the 2021 event such a memorable success!" - Emma, EC Events

  • 2021 - Named in the Powerlist, 100 most influential Black Britons for the third time and the top 10 for the first time. 
  • 2019 - Awarded an OBE
  • 2017 - Awarded both the Longman-History Today Trustee Award and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize 
  • 2016 - Won a Specialist Factual BAFTA
  • 2015 - Won the Royal Historical Society Public House Prize for Broadcasting 
  • Hosted 11 TV documentaries 
  • Published 5 books