Oluseyi Awojulugbe Wins 2019 APO Group Invitation Prize

Oluseyi Awojulugbe, a senior reporter with TheCable, has been announced winner of APO Group’s prize to attend the annual meetings of the African Development Bank in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

The event, which will hold between June 11 and June 14 [2019], is an annual gathering for leaders from Africa and across the world to discuss the state of the African economy against the background of leading issues and developments in the global system.

APO Group offers Oluseyi Awojulugbe one round trip ticket and accommodation in Malabo (Equatorial Guinea).

Commenting on the prize, Lionel Reina, CEO of APO Group, said:

“APO Group congratulates Oluseyi and is thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to an exceptional reporter.

Each year, APO Group offers invitations to major events as part of our commitment to stimulate the growth of the journalism industry in Africa. It is important for us to support the development of journalists across Africa by creating opportunities on the ground when and where possible.”

In 2018, Oluseyi Awojulugbe was named a finalist at the Africa Check Fact Checking Awards. In the same year, she also emerged a finalist in the tax category of the PwC Media Excellence Awards.

She has reported from various local and international conferences, the most prominent being the annual and spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group in Washington and Indonesia.

Oluseyi Awojulugbe graduated from the University of Ibadan. As an undergraduate of Nigeria’s premier university, she served on the management board of various student organizations including the Union of Campus Journalists, UI chapter, and the Unibadan Central Literary and Debating Society.

APO Group is one of the foremost media relations agencies in Africa and the Middle East, offering organizations advisory services alongside its press release distribution and media monitoring solutions.

The three previous recipients of the AfricaCom invitation were science journalist Aimable Twahirwa from Rwanda, journalist John Churu from Botswana and journalist Lilian Murugi Mutegi from Kenya. In September 2016, reporter Aggrey Mutambo from Kenya won APO Group’s invitation to attend the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), the leading hotel investment conference in Africa.

In October 2018, Online News Editor Frank Eleanya from Nigeria won APO’s invitation to attend the Web Summit, the Largest Tech Conference in the World.

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