Ugandan journalist Nila Yasmin has been announced as the winner of the first APO Group African Women in Media Award. APO Group is a communications consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and Middle East.
The Group’s awards seek to recognize, celebrate and empowers African women journalists who support female entrepreneurship in Africa.
The winner was announced at the 5th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on 29-30 October 2019.
The jury voted Nila Yasmin as the winner for her article “Aweko Faith Is Turning Uganda’s Waste Into Wealth”
Nila Yasmin is a journalist who uses media and art to empower women. She worked as a news anchor for 7 years, anchoring English news on some of the most reputable radio stations in Uganda like Record Radio and HOT100. She retired from radio in December 2018, to start her own media company GLIM, a lifestyle women empowerment brand that celebrates and empowers women. She is also working with Media 256, a media production company in Uganda contracted by CNN to produce CNN African Voices and CNN Inside Africa.
The three previous recipients of the AfricaCom invitation were science journalist Aimable Twahirwa from Rwanda, journalist John Churu from Botswana and journalist Lilian Murugi Mutegi from Kenya.