Lagos – Three Nigerian journalists have been nominated for the 2013 CNN Multichoice African Journalist Awards, All Africa reports.
Those nominated include Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye of Sunday Punch; Geoff Iyatse of the Guardian; and Tolu Ogunlesi, a freelancer for Ventures Africa. Ogunseye and Ogunlesi are previous recipients of the award.
Ferial Haffajee, the editor of City Press in South Africa and the chair of the independent judging panel, announced the 27 finalists and said she commended the rising professionalism and quality of journalism across Africa.
The winners will be announced on 12 October in Cape Town at a gala hosted by Isha Sesay, who is the host of CNN International’s ‘NewsCenter’.
Read more at All Africa.