Television Presenter, Eli Kharis is one of West Africa’s 100 Most Influential Young Persons.
The 2018 West African Youth Awards ‘Television Host of the Year’ winner was listed amongst other noted individuals including Jessica Opare-Sarforo, Fella Makafui, FunnyFace, Sandra Ankobiah, Dr. Zenator Agyeman-Rawlings and Yvonne Nelson.
The initiative by the Confederation of West African Youths (CWAY) recognizes the contributions of individuals to the growth of their countries of birth and West Africa.
CWAY, according to its website “is an all inclusive leading ECOWAS youth platform representing and safeguarding aspirations of million of youth across our sub-region.”
The body hopes to “become the largest youth body representing over 200 million youth across ECOWAS by 2022.”
Eli Kharis is a Television Presenter, Producer and an Event Host.
Her media career started as a student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 2012.
Kharis hosted two talk shows on Campus radio station, Focus FM: ‘A Health Talk’ and ‘Every Woman’s Corner’ – a lifestyle show that sought to empower the youth to live healthy life and purposeful lives on campus.
She was also a part of the news team of the station for a period of two years.
Kharis joined GhOneTV as a national service personnel when the station was owned and managed by CharterHouse after a successful audition.
She was a producer of ‘GHToday,’ GhOneTV’s flagship morning show program and presenter of ‘News Xtra,’ the entertainment news segment on the show.
She hosted ‘Glam Blogger’ – a fashion news segment on GLAM TV, and the entertainment news segment on award-winning ‘E-Talk’ in 2016.
She is currently the host of ‘Buzz’ on ‘Rhythmz Live’ and ‘Let’s Go Shopping’ (an advertising show) both on GhOneTV.
‘The Cake Fair 2017,’ ‘Glitz Africa’s SHE Summit – Campus edition,’ launch of ‘Yenko Taxi’ app, Mr. Model Africa 2017 and Accra Mall Fashion Weekend are some of the events she’s hosted.
The 2018 West African Youth Awards ‘Television Host of the Year’ winner believes in staying true to one’s self, and describes herself as free-spirited, compassionate and a very outgoing person.
Her favourite saying is “history abounds with tales of experts who were convinced that the ideas, plans, and projects of others could never be achieved. However, accomplishment came to those who said ‘I can make it happen,’ took a step, worked towards a goal and ‘Earned the crown.’
She is a product of the Mfantsiman Girls’ High School, and KNUST with a degree in Industrial Arts.
Kharis was born Elinam Amenyo to Alex K. Amenyo, Keta Police Commander, and Madam Sena Akakpo, a caterer.