A brilliant Sierra Leonean female journalist from Siera Leonean who was the first Sierra Leonean journalist to reach the West Africa Media Excellence Awards final has bagged the 2022 West Africa Media Excellence award.
The journalist, Zainab Iyamide Joaque works for the Awoko Newspaper. she won the award, leading prominent journalists across Africa like Yero S. Bah – (Mansa Banko Online Newspaper, The Gambia), Nabole Ignace Ismael B – (Burkina 24, Burkina Faso), Niyi Oyedeji – (International Centre for Investigative Reporting (The ICIR), Nigeria), Olatunji Ololade – (The Nation, Nigeria), Komla Adom – (TV3, Ghana), Gbenga Ogundare – (The Nation, Nigeria), Dorice Djeton Goudou – (Le pouce.info, Benin), Odinaka Anudu – (The Punch, Nigeria), Francisca Enchill – (Freelance, Ghana), Darcicio Francisco José Monteiro Barbosa – (TV Bagunda, Guinea Bissau), Olugbenga Adanikin – (International Centre for Investigative Reporting (The ICIR), Nigeria), Emmanuel Kwasi Debrah – (Multimedia Group Limited, Ghana), Adeola Oladipupo – (Freelance, Nigeria), Bazoun Lomoussa – (Courrier Confidential, Burkina Faso), Amos Abba, International Centre for Investigative Reporting (The ICIR), Nigeria), Abdou Khadir Cisse – (Dakaractu, Senegal), Oladeinde Olawoyin – (Premium Times, Nigeria), Kwetey Nartey & Seth Kwame Boateng – (Joy News, Ghana), Tessy Igomu – (Punch Newspaper (Punch Healthwise), Nigeria), Daouda Sow – (Medi1 TV Afrique, Senegal), Yusuf Akinpelu – (Premium Times, Nigeria), Bassératou Kindo – (Mousso News, Burkina Faso), & Blessing I Enebeli – (Voice of Nigeria, Nigeria).
Zainab Iyamide Joaque has become the first Sierra Leonean journalist to win the West Africa Media Excellence Award.
The West Africa Media Excellence Awards is organized by the Media Foundation for West Africa. The annual award ceremony is an initiative aimed at promoting media excellence in West Africa. Joaque who works for Awoko Newspaper is the first Sierra Leonean journalist to reach the final of the annual award ceremony. This year’s award received 952 entries from across the 16 West African countries; the entries were filled by journalists from about 450 media outlets in the region.
Taking on her social media, she shared a photo of the good news.
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Serious, decent, professional and honest journalism is always indefinably and unquantifiably rewarding.
Hearty congratulations to you madam Zainab Iyamide Joaque (Awoko Newspaper) for being graced as an awardee of the 2022 West Africa Media Excellence award.
Thanks to the Media Foundation for West Africa(MFWA) (MFWA).