Stella Dimoko Nigeria's Amina Yuguda Wins BBC World News Komla Dumor Award


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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Nigeria's Amina Yuguda Wins BBC World News Komla Dumor Award

A journalist from north-eastern Nigeria has won the third BBC World News Komla Dumor Award.

Amina is a news presenter on local network Gotel Television, where she has reported on high-profile news stories, including the Boko Haram insurgency.

She will start a three-month placement at the BBC in London in September.

The award was created to honour Komla Dumor, a presenter for BBC World News, who died suddenly aged 41 in 2014.

Ms Yuguda said her win was a "huge honour".

"I was overwhelmed with joy. Storytellers have always had an important role in Africa... this is what defines us. Today journalists are taking on that responsibility."

She impressed the panel with her story-telling and her ability to convey complex ideas in a way that resonates with a wide audience.

She is excited to work at the BBC, given her understanding of the corporation's impact among pastoralists in her hometown, saying in her application:

"With little or no formal education, my countrymen can hold their own in a variety of topics, including the Trump presidency in America, North Korea's defiance, Russia's foreign relations under Putin, and more."

BBC World Service Group Director Francesca Unsworth said Ms Yuguda was a worthy winner:

"To find someone who possesses many of Komla's qualities is something for us to celebrate, and we are very excited about working with Amina."

Previous winners of the Komla Dumor Award were Ugandan news anchor Nancy Kacungira and Nigerian business journalist Didi Akinyelure.

from BBC

*Congrats Amina!


Adadioramma said...

Congrats Amina, you look so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Congrats dear!

Miss Ess said...

Wow! wow! wow! Congratulations to her. Let's breathe a sigh of relief from all this negative in town.

Miss know it all😘😘😘 said...

Congratulations to her

amanda favour said...

Congrats 😀 Amina!
Beauty +Brains ✔

EsE EsSAy said...

Congrats girl!

IJAY said...

Congratulations to her

Shirley said...

Good news,congrats dear

jelly said...

Congratulation Amina

charitybino said...

Congratulations Amina
Gotel station is in Adamawa state

AbaMade said...

It was on the news this morning. Congrats Amina hard work pays

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