Friday, May 8, 2009
Nigeria's young journalist for 2008
Here's an image I've wanted to share for a while now. Two weeks ago Ademilola Bilewomo, my colleague at work was voted the Nigeria Young Journalist of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Lagos Press Centre. She beat over a hundred other applicants nationwide to the award that is in its third year. She writes for TELL Magazine, Nigeria's most respected weekly independent.
Last year the award was taken home by my friend Segun Adeoye and here's a post I made.
She was presented with among other prizes a laptop computer. It's interesting that she had recently lost her computer to robbers who attacked her on the way home after a late night at the office.
A group picture of the ten finalists. Among whom are Umejei Emeka, (Daily Independent, 1st runner up), Abiola Odutola (Broad Street Journal, 2nd runner up), Ayodeji Adeyemi(TELL Magazine), Arukaino Umukoro (TELL Magazine) and Lolade Sowoolu-Coates(Vanguard).