BBC journalist, Larry Madowo earned himself the 2020 Philip Greer Award for Financial Writing from his 9,000-word piece on Jumia.
This is following his Jumia project that he has been tirelessly working on for months now and still counting.
The Internationally-acclaimed media practitioner broke the news on his Twitter page, expressing just how relieved, impressed and grateful he was to his hard-work and his lecturer.
Having spent months reporting on Jumia´s yield within it´s first year in Lagos, Berlin, Nairobi and New York for his postgraduate thesis at Columbia University.
I spent months reporting on Jumia’s first year on the NYSE from Lagos, Berlin, Nairobi & New York for my @ColumbiaJournMA thesis. My 9,000-word piece just won the 2020 Philip Greer Award for Financial Writing.
To that account, he disclosed:
I’m also co-authoring an MBA case study on it at @Columbia_Biz School
Speaking of his Jumia project, the Kenyan born and bred media sensation recalled just how he combed through hundreds of pages, visited 5 countries and recorded hours of Interviews, to complete his project.
To that regard, he declared he was going to keep his project intact until Columbia University awarded him a degree today.
I pored over hundreds of pages, visited 5 countries & recorded hours of interviews for the Jumia project. I’ll keep the full thing until @Columbia gives me my degree (tomorrow!) but I published a short & sweet excerpt with the BBC
And to his amazing professor and thesis advisor, Winnie O´Kelley, his humble words read:
Thanks for making it all possible
It was all a trail of Congratulations to him from Kenyans online, and we at Ghafla! Kenya give him a hats off!
Apart from his projects and established name in the Kenyan media industry, Larry Madowo is currently a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University in New York, class of 2019-2020.
Having previously worked as a Business Editor at BBC Africa.
Madowo became part of the BBC family in April 2018, having come from NTV where he doubled up as a prime time news anchor alongside Victoria Rubadiri as well as being a talk-show host.
Larry, if anything, lives to be celebrated and remembered for being the brainchild of the popular NTV´s The Trend show, currently hosted by Amina Abdi Rabar.
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