Andi Oliver

Andrea Oliver, generally known as Andi Oliver, is an English chef, television and radio broadcaster, and singer.[1][2]

Early career

Oliver is a former member of the band Rip Rig + Panic; one of their notable television appearances came when they performed in an episode of the cult comedy show The Young Ones. She used to co-host the Channel 4 television show Baadasss TV alongside Ice-T and frequently appears on the BBC World Service and the BBC's annual coverage of Glastonbury Festival.

Other music projects

After 1983, Oliver became involved in Kalimba, an African inspired band. In 1990 she joined forces with her brother, forming the Mighty Hog.

In April 2007, she started presenting a six-part cookery show Neneh and Andi Dish it Up with her friend Neneh Cherry for BBC2.

Current projects

Personal life

Oliver was born in London, but her mother's family was of Antiguan descent. Andi Oliver is the mother of television presenter Miquita Oliver.[4] Her brother Sean died in 1990 of sickle cell anaemia aged 27.[5]


  1. BBC. "BBC TV".
  2. "Neneh and Andi". BBC. Archived from the original on 19 January 2009.
  3. "Changing Cityscapes: London", BBC News, 30 April 2009.
  4. Charlotte Philby, "My Secret Life: Miquita Oliver, television presenter, 24", The Independent, 17 January 2009.
  5. "Episode 2". Eight Go Rallying: The Road to Saigon. BBC2. 26 August 2018. Missing or empty |url= (help)

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