Fisayo Soyombo And Kiki Mordi Win Inaugural People Journalism Prize for Africa (PJPA)

Fisayo Soyombo and Kiki Mordi have emerged winners of the People Journalism Prize for Africa 2019 (PJPA). The inaugural prize is backed by a $3000 (1,000,000) endowment from Gatefield, a Sub-Saharan Africa public strategy firm.

Fisayo Soyombo was selected for his investigative series that exposed the entrenched nature of corruption within Nigeria’s criminal justice system. Fisayo Soyombo spent about two weeks in detention as a “criminal” to bring these stories to the Nigerian public. His report led to the announcement of an official investigation by the Nigerian authorities.

Kiki Mordi was selected for her investigation into the horrid web of sexual harassment on university campuses in West Africa. This resulted in widespread disciplinary actions and policy reforms across the institutions that were exposed by her thorough reporting of the events.

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Jessica Nwalozie Wins Vlisco Fashion Fund 2019 (Nigeria)

27-year-old Jessica Nwalozie, a fashion designer and freelance fashion illustrator has emerged the winner of the Vlisco Fashion Fund 2019 in Nigeria.

The Vlisco Fashion Fund is a contest that launches emerging African fashion designers and their businesses based in Nigeria, DRC Congo, Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast and Ghana, on a global scale.

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Winners Of 28th Diamond Award For Media Excellence (DAME)

Winners have emerged at the 28th Diamond Award for Media Excellence (DAME) which held on 29 December 2019, at Sheraton hotel, Lagos.

According to Lanre Idowu, the Supervising Trustee of DAME while giving an opening remark at the awards:

“The media is an important institution in nation building. DAME awards honour journalists who have distinguished themselves in different areas of the career to represent the best interest of the country.”

The 28th Diamond Award For Media Excellence (DAME) finalists and winners were selected by a team of 15 judges.

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