Adrienne Tingba is a young creative professional with a variety of experiences, giving her titles like Editor, Model, Creative Director, Humanitarian, Coca-Cola Liberia Executive, Fashion Designer, Writer, Reporter, and Journalist. With all these interests and experience, she mostly likes to refer to herself as a storyteller.
Ms. Tingba studied Criminal Justice at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, after which she moved back to Liberia in 2016. While in Liberia, she maintained her day job at the Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company, while volunteering her evenings to delivering the national radio news on ELBC radio. Along with the radio presentation, Adrienne worked as a contributing writer for FrontPageAfrica, through which she began her career with New Narratives.
Adrienne covered the 2018 trial in Philadelphia of Thomas Woewiyu, convicted of immigration fraud for lying about his wartime atrocities, for New Narratives and Front Page Africa with daily news reports and Facebook live posts.
When she is not working as a justice reporter for New Narratives, Adrienne dedicates her time and creative energy to her website, thekoloquadialogues.com. The Koloqua Dialogues brand started as a personal blog back in 2015, and has since transformed into a go-to source for all things Liberian pop-culture.
Being a natural born storyteller, Adrienne hopes her work as a journalist will give voice to those who need it, and serve as an inspiration to other young women who wish to use their voices to shine light on important societal issues. As such, Adrienne uses her work and research to champion the necessary task of creating a space for creative Liberian voices, in an effort to reclaim and retell African stories, as told by Africans.