Amaka Okoye is a seasoned and an award-journalist who has practiced both in and outside of Nigeria. She has covered varied beats but her forte is Conflict and Crisis Reporting. She majors in reporting terrorism, banditry and abductions in the Northern part of Nigeria.
She has covered all the abductions that have happened in Nigeria lately, and being on ground in all of each coverage. She has travelled to most of the crisis region, even the most volatile; including returning to Chibok this year, to document first hand experiences of returned Chibok Girls, parents still waiting for their daughters 7 years on.
Amaka has also covered humanitarian crisis including the reality of internally displaced persons as a result of Boko Haram insurgency now scattered in several camps.
Amaka is a Fellow of the Prestigious Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism and an Alumnus of Thompson Reuters Foundation. She is also a Fellow, Yöung Africa Media, 2022 and won the Royal African Young Leaders award, 2022.
She brings in both experience and in-depth understanding of humanitarian crisis, reporting and knowledge of subject matter.
She has spoken in many conferences on Conflict Reporting most recently at the 2021 African Investigative Journalism Conference
on the topic ‘Investigating Humanitarian and Conflict Issues/Extra-Judicial Killings.’
She was also a Participant at the EU Training on Human Trafficking, 2022.
She is young and passionate and the female journalist covering and conflict in Nigeria.