A Nigerian Journalist Has Won The Prestigious Komla Dumor BBC Award

July 20, 2016
Hard-working with a passion for telling African stories, the award-winning Didi Akinyulere launched her career in the financial sector in 2011 after graduating from University of Nottingham.

She moved to journalism in 2013 when she joined the Lagos branch of CNBC and is currently the producer and presenter of a business show, Open Exchange West Africa.

Following the sudden death of Ghanaian BBC World New presenter, Komla Dumor, in 2014, an annual award was set aside in her memory. And this year, Didi is the second journalist to be honored with the award.

As part of the award prize, Didi will join the BBC team in London for a 3-month placement in September where she’ll attend a course with the BBC Academy.

This prize also comes with an additional opportunity for her to travel to a country in Africa with a top BBC producer to report on a story targeted at the global audience.

One of the judges of the panel, BBC Africa’s Josephine Hazeley, described Didi as excellent in telling business stories and the right candidate for the award.

Didi is proof that Nigerian journalism will only keep getting better. We’re so proud of her!

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