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Tolu Ogunlesi & Toyosi Ogunseye win at the 2013 CNN/MultiChoice African Journalists Awards in Cape Town, SA



Congratulations to Tolu Ogunlesi and Toyosi Ogunseye.

Tolu Ogunlesi & Dr. Susan Mboya (President, Coca-Cola Africa Foundation)

Tolu Ogunlesi & Dr. Susan Mboya (President, Coca-Cola Africa Foundation)

The two journalists out of the three Nigerian nominees for the finals of the CNN/MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year Awards, won awards in their respective categories, yesterday Saturday 12th October 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Tolu Ogunlesi, a freelance journalist for Ventures Africa, Nigeria, won in the Coca-Cola Company, Economics and Biz Awards Category. His story was an investigative report on the Eko Atlantic City (A Mammoth New Development On the Coastline Of Lagos).

Tolu dedicated his award to the millions of down-troden people in Nigeria and around the world.

Toyosi Ogunseye & Steven Allen (Regional Director, UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa)

Toyosi Ogunseye & Steven Allen (Regional Director, UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa)

Toyosi Ogunseye of Sunday Punch won in the UNICEF-sponsored Environment Category. Her story The rich also cry, focused on pollution in an estate where gaseous metal had created very serious medical challenges.

Msindisi Fengu and Yandisa Monakali from South Africa won the top prize at the competition.

In July 2013, BN Career announced the nominees for the 18th edition of the awards. Click here to read


  1. toyin

    October 14, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Congratulations Mr. Tolu….

  2. SSA

    October 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    congrat tolu and toyosi…..we are proud of you,keep the ball rolling

  3. Chelizruby

    October 14, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Congratulations Tolu, finally seeing your face. Kudos on your works. You do great write ups. Come here for weightloss tips.

  4. Tosin

    October 14, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Check typo: investigate for investigative.
    This means each of these people has won twice?

  5. omoibo

    October 14, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Good stuf, keep up th ggreat work guys!

  6. Africhic

    October 14, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Good job!

  7. debby baro

    October 14, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Great congrats Toyosi!

  8. debby baro

    October 14, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Congratulations Toyosi. I rejoice with you.

  9. Mz Socially Awkward...

    October 15, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Coolio! Congrats to you both and well deserved.

  10. Lizzie

    October 15, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Congratulations Tolu and Toyosi….

  11. ugochi Anyaka

    October 16, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Congrats Tolu and Toyosi. Good one Bellanaija, I was going to wait till wednesday to know if you won’t publish this great news, before going on my rant. Let Nigerian youth be informed that you don’t need to be a singer,beauty queen, footballer or dancer to be celebrated in your country. Journalism, Medicine, Law, Architecture etc are great proffessions worth recognising.

  12. Gorgeous

    October 16, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Is Tolu single? winks

  13. Sisiekomi

    October 17, 2013 at 10:44 am


  14. congrats Tolu, d guy is fish in water, his genius is irrefutable

  15. AyoSpecie

    November 1, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Congrats Pharm. Tolu Ogunlesi.

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