• Mrs. Juliana Olayinka

APO Group, a long-time communications partner of the Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) Prize Competition, has announced the winners of the inaugural Africa’s Business Heroes Entrepreneurship Journalism Excellence Award.

In a statement, it was noted that the award recognizes outstanding journalism work, particularly regional, highlighting African entrepreneurs’ innovation, community impact, and strategies.

The statement further explained that the awards are geographically divided, recognizing the best work from each of Africa’s five regions and a Grand Journalism Excellence Award for the best overall article.

According to the statement, “Mrs. Juliana Olayinka, Channels Television London Bureau Chief and Host of Channels Business Global, won the award for the Best Business Journalist in West Africa. She has extensive experience writing and presenting to a global audience, turning complex information into engaging content, and managing multiple projects simultaneously.

  •    Olayinka working

“She has worked with high-net-worth individuals and government bodies across the African continent, focusing on team building, optimizing cross-sector partnerships, maximising stakeholder mapping, boosting fledging campaigns, and transforming underwhelming digital reputations.

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“Olayinka has proven experience in managing politically sensitive relationships and has moderated high-level panels on behalf of The European Union, The African Union, The Nigerian Federal Government, The British Council, and the British Government.

“Her business intelligence firm J.O. Consultancy and Partners has allowed her to build a strong network of highly accomplished businesswomen who regularly spark meaningful debate about topics that matter to all of us.

“Since graduating with a degree in Journalism from the University of Arts London, she has worked in the world’s leading newsrooms, ensuring that compelling images and text resonate with those whose stories are rarely heard on the global stage.

“The ABH’s five-year journey will culminate at the Kigali Convention Centre on November 23-24, celebrating African entrepreneurship. This event offers a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to gain insights and witness the top 10 ABH finalists compete for the 2023 Africa’s Business Heroes Winner title.”


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