Kenyan media personality Larry Madowo has been shortlisted among other journalists from different parts of the globe for the One Young World Journalist of the year awards.
As indicated on their website, the One Young World Journalist of the Year Award was specifically created to recognize five of the most promising young journalists between the ages of 18 to 35 from around the world.
Madowo, 32, is the only Kenyan who has been enlisted among 14 other journalists from different nationalities. This nomination was facilitated by judges who identified the journalists as most impactful and innovative.
The media personality has been recognized for his efforts and achievements during his role as BBC Africa Business Editor which includes the launch of 6 new business TV shows from the BBC in English, French, and Swahili as well as his contribution towards the setup and management of a new BBC Africa Business unit.
Madowo who recently graduated from Columbia University in New York with a Master’s in Business and Economics Journalism has revealed that he is indeed honored by this recognition.
“I didn’t even know such an award existed. I’m still honored to be here” he stated in his post
I didn’t even know such an award existed. I’m still honored to be here https://t.co/cXql8AopDq
— Larry Madowo (@LarryMadowo) June 10, 2020
Other African journalists who made it to the list include Kiki Mordi; a Nigerian advocate for gender equality and LGBT rights who has been recognized for her work with BBC Africa Eye, “Sex for Grades”, which uncovers sexual harassment in West African schools and Yusuf Omar a former CNN Senior Social Media Reporter.
The five winners will be announced in mid-June and will be presented with this award at the One Young World 2021 Summit in Munich.
With rich experience in the media industry, Larry Madowo is among the most sought journalists in Africa, and beyond this nomination, another of his major achievements this year was his win in the prestigious 2020 Philip Greer Award for Financial Writing for his master’s thesis.