Didi Akinyelure is a Nigerian journalist who has been honored with the 2016 BBC World News Komla Dumor Award.
Didi is a business news anchor and producer who works with CBNC Africa. She has been with the African media platform for 3 years.
Didi Akinyelure graduated from the University of Nottingham, UK. Before her career with CBNC, Didi worked in the asset management finance sector in Nigeria and the United Kingdom as well.
She started off working in the Financial Services sector. Didi has worked with Barclays Wealth Management in London. Returning to Nigeria, she worked in the Asset Management division of Investment Bank, Oceanic Capital, Lagos.
It is interesting to know that this bright and beautiful Nigerian is the face of Open Exchange West Africa.
For her reward in giving an efficient and professional touch to business journalism, Didi Akinyelure will commence a 3 month placement at the BBC in London, come September.
The BBC World News Komla Dumor Award was initiated in honoring the memory of a notable late business journalist, Komlar Dumor.
Komlar was a Ghanaian journalist who worked for BBC World News and was the main presenter of its programme Focus on Africa (Wikipedia). He died of a cardiac arrest on January 18, 2014 in London.
Just like Didi is, Komla was a business journalist. To honor his talent and skill in the media, BBC organized the annual BBC World News Komla Dumor Award ceremony.
The 2015 winner for the Komla award went to a Ugandan news anchor, Nancy Kacungira.
Didi says she had always admired and looked up to the late business journalist.
“He told the African story with so much passion for the continent, giving a balanced view and inspiring so many.”