Didi Akinyelure is an Award-winning British/Nigerian Journalist. In 2016, she won the prestigious BBC World News Komla Dumor Award and in December 2018, received the University of Nottingham Special Excellence Alumni Laureate Award. She has extensive experience working in television, radio, text and digital for the BBC, CNBC and Reuters News Agency.
Her report on female entrepreneurship was long listed in the World Bank Women Entrepreneurship reporting category at the One World Media awards in 2018. She has been featured in Forbes Africa magazine and included in a list of the most influential business journalists in the world.
As a Media Entrepreneur, Didi created and produced her own television content, a Real Estate/Lifestyle show titled “A Place in Africa” which aired on CNBC Africa in 2017.
Didi has built an impressive career as an Events Moderator and Speaker. In May 2019, she chaired a high level conversation with great minds at the United Nations in Geneva, has moderated a panel at the Africa CEO forum, and hosted the Africa CEO awards and gala dinner, moderated the entrepreneurship panel at London Business School Africa Summit, and the Future Energy Africa exhibition and conference in Cape Town, South Africa among many others.
Didi has interviewed notable political figures and global business leaders.
Prior to her career in journalism, Akinyelure worked at Barclays Wealth in London.