Aisha Salaudeen Journalist and multi-platform producer with CNN International has emerged the winner of The Future Awards Africa Prize for Journalism for 2020.

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 ;

  1. Acting: Jide-Kene Achufusi
  2. Arts: Kingsley Ayogu
  3. Content creation: Debo ‘Mr Macaroni’ Adedayo
  4. Entrepreneurship: Akomolafe Henrich Bankole
  5. Film: Dafe Oboro
  6. Leading conversations: Damilola Odufuwa
  7. Music: Divine ‘Rema’ Ikubor
  8. Health and wellness: Chioma Nwosu
  9. Disruption: Adegoke Olubusi, Tito Ovia, Dimeji Sofowora
  10. Lawyers: Georgette Monnou
  11. Governance: Seun Fakorede
  12. Intrapreneurship: Lehle Balde
  13. Beauty: Doyinsola Afolabi
  14. Journalism: Aisha Salaudeen
  15. Literature: Toluwalase ‘Logan February’ Akinwale
  16. Fashion: Daniel Obasi
  17. Activism: Hassana Maina
  18. Community action: Derick Omari (Ghana)
  19. Young Person of the Year: Ogutu Okudo (Kenya)
  20. 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,, Cool FM, Nigeria Info, Clout Africa and BellaNaija.


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