I have just been named as one of the 25 finalists (from 12 countries) for the 2009 CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards. The shortlisting is for my article on Molue paintings (Molues are Lagos’ iconic ‘mammy wagons’), published in Glide Magazine, the in-flight magazine of Virgin Nigeria.

The full list of 2009 finalists:

Ayodeji Adeyemi, TELL Magazine, Nigeria
Biaou Daniel Valérien Adje, ORTB – Parakou, Benin
Anas Aremeyaw Anas, The Crusading Guide, Ghana
Rajen Bablee, Samedi Plus, Mauritius
Ernesto Bartolomeu, TPA, Angola
Nicola De Chaud, Backyard Productions for Carte Blanche, South Africa
Ethar El-Katatney, Business Today Egypt
Hazel Friedman, Special Assignment, SABC, South Africa
Halden Krog, The Times, South Africa
Anna-Maria Lombard, Health-e News Service for 3rd Degree, South Africa
Paul McNally, Men’s Health Magazine, South Africa
James Moturi Mogaka, KTN, Kenya
Fredrick Mugira, Freelance for Mail & Guardian online, Uganda
Sammy Muraya, Metro FM, Kenya
Boniface Mwangi, Expression Today, Kenya
John Benson Mwangi, KTN, Kenya
John-Allan Namu, KTN, Kenya
Elshadai Negash, Freelance for Fortune Newspaper, Ethiopia
Luís Nhachote, Zambeze, Mozambique
TOLU OGUNLESI, Contributing Editor for Glide Magazine, Nigeria
Violet Otindo, K24 Television, Kenya
Odette Schwegler, Backyard Productions for Carte Blanche, South Africa
Viviane Tiendrébéogo, Radiodiffusion Télévision du Burkina Faso
Beauregard Tromp, The Star, South Africa
Alain Zongo, L’Observateur Paalga, Burkina Faso

The winners will be announced in July 2009


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