Royal African Awards 2022

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Some months ago, I got a beautiful note in my DM on LinkedIn.

…“With two of my colleagues, we have been trailing some of these great efforts from you and I’m pleased about your dedication to shaping our authentic untold stories.

Immense thanks for such an incredible and outstanding positive impacts that you are entrenching in our hearts. This is a midas touch and a product of inestimable value. We truly celebrate your work and your worth. Remarkably, you remain one of the exceptional icons of our content creative culture.

On the account of this, I would like to convey to you His Imperial Majesty (H.I.M), Ooni of Ife recognition to you as one of His 100 selected awardees for this year 2022 Royal African Young Leadership Forum (RAYLF) award”…

And so on Saturday, I and 99 other young Nigerians doing amazing in their corners were awarded by Ooni Oba of Ile-Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi ojaja ii, ooni of ife

And I met the amazing #Noraawolowo#who not only is a beautiful soul but drove from Lagos to Osun and back! We indeed had some adventurous moments too road tripping😂

And oh yes, Ile-Ife is beautiful!

Dr. Ayobami Oyedare and your incredible team, thank you.


Amaka Okoye

Amaka Okoye

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.

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