Oluwasegun Olakoyenikan Wins 2021 African Fact-Checking Award

Oluwasegun Olakoyenikan emerges the first runner-up in the Fact-Check of the Year by a Working Journalist category at the 2021 African Fact-Checking Award.

The category was won by Jean le Roux from the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Lab in South Africa.

Reagan Kiyimba of Uganda from Makerere University won the Fact-Check of the Year by a Student Journalist category. Fatma Mbacké of Senegal from CESTI Dakar emerged the first runner-up in the Fact-Check of the Year by a Student Journalist category.

The winner of the best fact-check in the category for working journalists is awarded a prize of $3,000 and the runner-up takes $1,500. The winner of the students category takes home $2,000 while the runner-up collects $1,000.

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Winners Of 2021 PwC Media Excellence Awards

Winners have emerged at the 2021 PwC Media Excellence Awards.

The PwC Media Excellence Awards celebrates and rewards excellence in business reporting in Nigeria. The competition is open to professional journalists on a full time employment or freelancers, working in Nigeria, who have produced a story that falls within the categories covered by the award and that is available on a platform whose primary audience is Nigeria.

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Hameed Olanrewaju And Onyeka Iyoha Win 2021 Next-Gen PR World Cup Africa Competition

Hameed Olanrewaju and Onyeka Iyoha have emerged winners of the 2021 Next-Gen PR World Cup Africa competition after overcoming a field of seven teams.

Hameed Olanrewaju, Head of Innovation and Insights and Onyeka Iyoha, Head of Research and Insights, at Modion Communication will go on to represent Africa at the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) PR World Cup in October 2021.

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Chigozie Obi Wins 2021 Access Bank Art X Prize

Chigozie Obi has emerged winner of the 2021 Access Bank Art X Prize art competition, which was held on the 28th of September 2021.

The winner was awarded a 1,800,000 grant; a three-month residency at Gasworks, London; and a solo booth presentation at ART X Lagos in 2022.

The multi-dimensional visual artist was selected by a jury from five shortlisted finalists, which included: Chukwudi Onwumere, Mobolaji Ogunrosoye, Nyancho NwaNri, and Omoregie Osakpolor.

Themed “Forward Ever”, this year’s Art X Lagos edition speaks to the youth generation’s increased understanding of their role as engaged citizens, navigating their presence and trying to become active instigators in the creation of their futures.

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