APO Group, a trusted partner of the Africa’s Business Heroes Prize Competition, is thrilled to announce the winners of the first-ever Africa’s Business Heroes Entrepreneurship Journalism Excellence Award. This prestigious award aims to recognize and celebrate the invaluable role that journalists play in promoting and supporting African entrepreneurship.
Since its inception in 2019, the ABH Prize Competition, sponsored by the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Philanthropy, has been dedicated to supporting and inspiring entrepreneurs in Africa, with the ultimate goal of fostering a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem across the continent. Over the past five years, ABH has attracted over 100,000 participants from all corners of Africa and has honored numerous exceptional entrepreneurs, providing them not only with financial support but also with training, mentorship, and networking opportunities.
As ABH celebrates its 5th anniversary, it takes pride in its history of nurturing African entrepreneurs who are making significant contributions to their local communities. APO Group, as a long-term partner of the ABH program, shares the same vision of championing African entrepreneurs and is delighted to extend its recognition to the journalists who play a vital role in driving the entrepreneurship narrative and agenda across the continent.
The newly introduced Journalism Excellence Award aims to acknowledge outstanding journalistic work, particularly with a regional focus, that highlights the innovation, community impact, and strategies of African entrepreneurs. It also recognizes entries that reflect the contribution of ABH to the entrepreneurship movement in Africa. The adjudicating panel also took into consideration the impact and depth of the entries.
The awards are categorized geographically, with each of the five regions in Africa having an award for the journalist behind the best work. Additionally, there is a prestigious Grand Journalism Excellence Award that will be presented to the journalist who the judges deem most deserving.
The winners of the first ever ABH Entrepreneurship Journalism Excellence Award by APO Group are:
- Northern Africa – Mrs. Doaa Abdel Moneim, Head of Business and Economic Affairs Desk at Ahram Online
- Southern Africa – Ms. Asanda Beda, Journalist and Writer at SABC
- West Africa – Mrs. Juliana Olayinka, Channels Television London Bureau Chief and Host of Channels Business Global
- Central Africa – Ms. Nana Kamsu Kom, Multimedia Journalist at Africa 24
- East Africa – Mr. Dusabemungu Ange de la Victoire, Founder of Top Africa News
- Grand Journalism Excellence Award – Ms. Hadassah Egbedi, Editor at Ventures Africa
“We are incredibly grateful for the amazing support that journalists provide in promoting African entrepreneurship. Their stories shine a spotlight on the incredible accomplishments of our continent’s entrepreneurs, serving as a tremendous source of inspiration for others. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the winners of the ABH Entrepreneurship Journalism Excellence Award for their outstanding work,” expresses Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, the Chairman and Founder of APO Group.
All the winners will have the opportunity to embark on a sponsored trip from their current location to Kigali, Rwanda. They will be invited to attend and be honored at the ABH 2023 Summit and Grand Finale. This event, which will take place on November 23 to 24 at the Kigali Convention Centre, marks the culmination of ABH’s remarkable five-year journey and serves as a grand celebration of African entrepreneurship. It will be an extraordinary occasion for entrepreneurial ecosystem players from all over Africa to gain valuable insights and witness the top 10 ABH finalists of this year compete for the prestigious title of the 2023 Africa’s Business Heroes Winner.
For those who wish to experience the event in person, registration is now open. Admission is free and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. To find out more information, please visit: https://apo-opa.co/3G17MEa.