A Senior Deputy Editor with the African Newspapers of Nigeria (ANN) Plc, publishers of Tribune titles, Wale Emosu has been selected as a finalist in this year’s CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards.
The Gala Awards ceremony of the competition which has grown in size and status to become Africa’s most prestigious media event, will take place on Saturday, 10 October, in Nairobi, Kenya.
Emosu’s nomination came just a day after his 16th year anniversary in the employ of ANN Plc, where he started out as a Sports Reporter on August 16, 1999. At various times, he has held various positions and these include Online Editor, Chief Sub-Editor and Sports Editor.
As a Sports Reporter, Emosu covered international competitions, including the 2002 African Cup of Nations in Mali. He was also a member of the Tribunesport’s crew that covered the eighth All-Africa Games in 2003.
For giving the games, hosted by Nigeria in Abuja, the best coverage in the print category, Tribunesport won a return ticket to the following year’s Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
As the Sports Editor of Nigerian Tribune, Emosu attended the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and used the opportunity to visit Salvador, Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, and his stories there from – Bahia: Even in Brazil, African heritage lives on and In Brazil, there’s no religion other than Candomble are in the running for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards (Culture category). His entry for award in the sports category is headlined Silver Jubilee of Miracle of Dammam.
About 1,400 entries were submitted for this year’s awards in 13 categories, which included sports and culture categories, where Emosu put in entries. Apart from the category winners, the overall CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 will be selected from the categories based on outstanding qualities.
Joseph Methenge, a photographer from Kenya, was awarded the top prize at the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2014 Awards ceremony which took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.