Nigerian journo to receive top journalism award in the Netherlands – recognition for dedication and talent

The award has been previously won by notable figures, including former Kenyan vice president Kolonzo Musyoka, South African politician Lindiwe Sisulu, and Nigeria’s Labour Party presidential candidate in the last election, Peter Obi.

 

Bambi is a media personality who has made a significant mark in journalism and has earned recognition as an award-winning African journalist of global renown.

 

Jerry embarked on his journalism career in Nigeria, working with Steam and Globe Broadcasting Limited and Info Nigeria Ltd, the owners of Coolfm and Nigeria Info 99.3, respectively.

 

Throughout his career, he held various roles at other prominent media groups in Nigeria, including Group 8, which owns ONTV, Spice TV, and Soundcity.

 

He gained recognition when he covered the Nigeria Economic Summit 2014 and the World Economic Forum for Africa in the same year. He conducted interviews with Aliko Dangote, the chairman of the Dangote group, on the role of education in the Nigerian economy’s development. He also interviewed former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Britain’s role in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.

 

Jerry’s career took a continental turn when he moved to Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo, where he learned French and joined the bilingual independent international channel Africanews. He became one of the prominent faces of the news channel and co-hosted the daily live breakfast magazine show ‘The Morning Call,’ which garnered a substantial TV audience, averaging 6.3 million views across Africa.

 

The show’s impact led to a significant campaign that featured Jerry and his co-host, Harvard Neiman Fellow Hannane Ferdjani, in top business magazines in Africa such as Jeune Afrique, New African magazine, and African Business. Additionally, their images appeared on billboards in major capital cities in Africa and France, including Abuja, Accra, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Libreville, Brazzaville, Pointe Noire, and Paris (metro stations).

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