Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Nigerian journalist wins BBC World News Komla Dumor award
By Kemo Cham
The BBC last Tuesday named Nigerian broadcaster Didi Akinyelure as winner of its coveted Komla Dumor Award.
The BBC World News Komla Dumor Award was set up in honored of respected Ghanaian journalist Komla Dumor who worked for the BBC until his sudden death in 2014 due to heart attack.
Ms Akinyelure is described as a prime-time news anchor in Nigeria and presenter of business news for the CNBC.
Ms Akinyelure will start a three-month placement at the BBC in London in September.
Ms Akinyelure, in her reaction to the news, according to a statement by the BBC, said said she admired Dumor.
“He told the African story with so much passion for the continent, giving a balanced view and inspiring so many.”
This is the second edition of the award which debuted in 2015. That year’s was won by Ugandan news anchor Nancy Kacungira.
© Politico 27/07/16