Nigerian Journalist Didi Akinyelure receives Komla Dumor Award in London

Nigerian journalist Didi Akinyelure who won the second edition of the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award has been presented with her award in London.

Didi has joined the BBC News team on a three month placement. This placement provides the opportunity to gain skills and experience by attending a course with the BBC Academy, and working with teams across BBC News on TV, radio and online, reaching the BBC’s audiences of 348 million across the world each week.

She will also have the opportunity to travel to a country in Africa, with a top BBC producer, to report on a story for a global audience.

The award was set up in honour of presenter Komla Dumor who passed away in January 2014 and aims to continue Komla’s legacy by celebrating African journalism and finding exceptional talent.

Didi Akinyelure

Didi Akinyelure

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