Journalists from across Africa were invited to apply for the award, which aims to uncover and promote fresh talent from the continent.The award was established to honour Komla Dumor, an exceptional Ghanaian broadcaster and presenter for BBC World News, who died suddenly aged 41 in 2014.
The winner was to spend three months at the BBC headquarters in London, gain skills and experience.
Applications were done on 23 March 2020 at 23:59 GMT.
This year’s award is being launched from the South African city of Johannesburg.

This years prestigious award has been won by a second Kenyan Journalist Victoria Rubadiri after Waihiga Mwaura won the award in 2018.Congratulations to her! She works for the Royal Media’s Citizen Television as an anchor on Saturday 9pm Prime time News and on Sunday with her colleague Jeff Koinange.

“I am excited at the prospect of learning new skills at the BBC to be able to connect with audiences locally, regionally and internationally, no matter on which platform the story is being told.
“Komla was a well-rounded journalist whose style, though authoritative, was also compassionate, empathetic and uplifting. His ability to give the facts comprehensively, and yet still be attuned to his audience, was something I admired and a skill I seek to emulate,” Rubadiri told the BBC.

Victoria Rubadiri

Winners of the award since 2015

2015: Nancy Kacungira from Uganda

2016: Didi Akinyelure from Nigeria

2017: Amina Yuguda from Nigeria

2018: Waihiga Mwaura from Kenya

2019: Solomon Serwanjja from Uganda

2020:Victoria Rubadiri from Kenya

A statement on the BBC website said she impressed judges with her eloquence and passion for telling African stories on both traditional media platforms and social media.

Rubadiri is expected to begin her three-month placement at the British news agency within the next few weeks.
She will attend a training course with the BBC Academy before joining BBC News teams – across TV, radio and online.
The course is intended to provide her with the opportunity to gain skills and experience across BBC News platforms.
“We’re delighted to have Victoria on board to bring her insights and passion to the BBC,” said Jamie Angus, Director of BBC World Service Group.
Rubadiri is also the sixth winner of the award, following in the footsteps of Solomon Serwanjja, Waihiga Mwaura, Amina Yuguda, Didi Akinyelure and Nancy Kacungira.
Her first voice over was at the age of three and since then she says the call to enter the media got louder.
She went to Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism.
She has worked in radio and television for a decade both in Kenya and the US

Larry Madowo with Victoria Rubadiri (Former news anchors at Ntv


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