She was announced as the winner of the award along with 19 others for other categories on Saturday, 28 November at the first-ever TV and digital edition of the competition.
The Journalism Award is given to a writer, reporter, presenter, producer, and other professionals who have demonstrated excellence in the storytelling and bringing news to the public.
Reacting to winning the award Aisha tweeted: “I’m thrilled because this is my first-ever award. And I’m glad that people find my work meaningful and impactful Pleading face.”
Aisha was a freelance journalist for Financial Times, Al Jazeera, Okay Africa and TRT World, and has also worked at Stears Business.
List of all winners ;
- Acting: Jide-Kene Achufusi
- Arts: Kingsley Ayogu
- Content creation: Debo ‘Mr Macaroni’ Adedayo
- Entrepreneurship: Akomolafe Henrich Bankole
- Film: Dafe Oboro
- Leading conversations: Damilola Odufuwa
- Music: Divine ‘Rema’ Ikubor
- Health and wellness: Chioma Nwosu
- Disruption: Adegoke Olubusi, Tito Ovia, Dimeji Sofowora
- Lawyers: Georgette Monnou
- Governance: Seun Fakorede
- Intrapreneurship: Lehle Balde
- Beauty: Doyinsola Afolabi
- Journalism: Aisha Salaudeen
- Literature: Toluwalase ‘Logan February’ Akinwale
- Fashion: Daniel Obasi
- Activism: Hassana Maina
- Community action: Derick Omari (Ghana)
- Young Person of the Year: Ogutu Okudo (Kenya)
- Service to Young People: Sam Adeyemi
The Future Festival 2020 is organized by RED | For Africa, in partnership with Y! Africa.
The Awards is a set of prizes given annually to celebrate and accelerate innovation, creativity and enterprise amongst young Africans aged 18 – 31
Media partners include Africa Magic, MTV Base, Pop Central, YNaija.com, Cool FM, Nigeria Info, Clout Africa and BellaNaija.