See The Nigerians Who Made It To CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 Finalist List


The prestigious CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 Competition finalists announced on July 18,  features six Nigerians who made the list.

This year, the competition received 1637 entries – a record number – from 38 countries across the continent, including French and Portuguese-speaking Africa.

The finalists will enjoy an all-expense paid four day programme of workshops, media forums and networking in Johannesburg, South Africa, culminating in a Gala Award Ceremony in October 2016.

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Below are the 38 finalists from 14 countries:

Adedayo Eriye Oketola, Saturday Punch, (Nigeria)

Aderonke Bello,, (Nigeria)

Ancillar Mangena, Forbes Africa, (South Africa)

Asha Ahmed Mwilu & Rashid Idi, Kenya Television Network, (Kenya)

Ati Metwaly, Al Ahram Weekly, (Egypt)

Bento Venâncio, Jornal Domingo, (Mozambique)

Bidossèssi Appolinaire Agoïnon, Office de Radiodiffusion et Télévision du Bénin, (Benin)

Cheboite Kigen, Daily Nation Newspaper, (Kenya)

Chika Oduah, Nigeria, Freelancer at African Media Initiative, (Kenya)

Cleófas Viagem, STV, (Mozambique)

Conan Daniel Businge & Gerald Tenywa, New Vision, (Uganda)

Coulibaly Zoumana, Le Patriote, (Ivory Coast)

Diana Neille, Richard Poplak, Shaun Swingler and Sumeya Gasa, Daily Maverick Chronicle, (South Africa)

Dominic Omondi, The Standard, (Kenya)

Eromo Egbejule, Freelancer at Ventures Africa, (Nigeria)

Faten Hayed, El Watan, (Algeria)

Fidelto Emidio Bata, STV, (Mozambique)

Folashade Adebayo, The Punch, (Nigeria)

Garreth van Niekerk, City Press, (South Africa)

Isaac Otidi Amuke, Commonwealth Writers, (Kenya)

James Oatway, The Sunday Times, (South Africa)

Jay Caboz, Forbes Africa, (South Africa)

Jean-Luc Emile, Teleplus, (Mauritius)

John Grobler, Namibia, and Fiona Macleod, Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism, (South Africa)

Lawrence Seretse, The Botswana Gazette, (Botswana)

Mia Malan, Mail & Guardian, (South Africa)

Teresa Fuquiadi, Jornal Nova Gazeta, (Angola)

Veronica Narkwor Kwabla, Tv3 Network, (Ghana)

Veronica Onuchi, TVC News Africa, (Nigeria)

Yemisi Akinbobola, Ogechi Ekeanyanwu & Paul Bradshaw, IQ4News for Premium Times, (Nigeria)

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The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 competition is open to African professional journalists, whether directly employed or freelancers, working in the continent of Africa who have produced a story which has been made available as a printed publication or broadcast through an electronic medium (television; radio or digital platform) whose primary audience are based in Africa.