Nigerian journalist Didi Akinyelure has won the second BBC World News Komla Dumor Award.
Akinyelure, a business news anchor with CNBC Africa, will start a three-month placement at BBC in London in September as part of her prize. She has been with CNBC Africa since 2013.
The award, established in honour of Komla Dumor, a presenter for BBC World News, who died aged 41 in 2014, seeks to â€œcelebrate African journalism and reward exceptional talent,â€ BBC says.
Josephine Hazelet, one of the judges who selected Akinyelure said she particularly excelled in telling business stories â€œwhich was an area Komla was also passionate aboutâ€
Akinyelure said Dumor was someone she admired. â€œHe told the African story with so much passion for the continent, giving a balanced view and inspiring so many.â€ The first Komlar Dumor Award was won by Nancy Kacungira, a television anchor for Kenyaâ€™s KTN television channel.