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Nigerian journalist Didi Akinyelure wins BBC World News Komla Dumor Award

Nigerian journalist Didi Akinyelure on 19 July 2016 won the BBC World Service News Komla Dumor Award for 2016.
Akinyelure is the second recipient of the award, which was established to honour Ghanaian BBC World News presenter Komla Dumor.
The Award aims to celebrate African journalism and reward exceptional talent.
•    Akinyelure is a prime-time news anchor in Nigeria.
•    She presents business news for CNBC, which broadcasts across the continent.
•    She has been on the CNBC Africa team since 2013.
•    Prior to that, she worked in the asset management finance sector in Nigeria and in the UK.
•    As part of her award prize, she will start a three-month placement at the BBC in London in September 2016.
•    Komla Afeke Dumor was a Ghanaian journalist who worked for BBC World News.
•    He was the main presenter of BBC World News’ programme Focus on Africa.
•    He started as the morning show host for Joy FM in Accra, Ghana.
•    He was the 2003 winner of Journalist of the Year award given by the Ghana Journalists Association.

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