Nigerian Journalist Wins BBC World News Award

Nigeria’s Didi Akinyelure, a business journalist with CNBC Africa, has won the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award.

The award, instituted in 2015 in honour of Komla Dumor, a presenter for BBC World News, who died aged 41 in 2014, seeks to “celebrate African journalism and reward exceptional talent,” BBC says.

Akinyelure has been with CNBC Africa in Lagos since 2013. She will join BBC news teams in September for a 3-month placement.

The inaugural edition of the award was won by Nancy Kacungira, a television anchor for Kenya’s KTN television channel.
Credit: Guardian.NG

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