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Meet Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye, Youngest Punch Editor Who Got Appointed As BBC West Africa’s Head

Women are indeed changing the course of history and more milestones are being made by them, a testament to this fact, is the recent appointment of two members by the British Broadcasting corporation (BBC) as part of its plan to expand in Africa, one which was our very own Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye the youngest editor at PUNCH newspaper . Toyosi was appointed to head BBC West Africa, along with Kenyan based Rachel Akidi Okwir who would be heading the eastern counterpart.

Although the announcement was made in December last year, Ogunseye resumed her duty as the head of BBC West African early this month.

After making PUNCH history as the first female editor in its 45 years history, Toyosi has just added another accolade to her professional belt.

The award winning journalist is a fellow of the President Obama’s Young African Leaders initiative and also a member of the World Editors Forum’s board.

Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye
Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye

In true testament to her traits of excellence which she is known for, Toyosi was the first Nigerian to win the well-sought Knight International Journalism Award.

Upon news of her appointment, The excited to go so was quoted saying
“it is a huge honor to be appointed head of BBC for West Africa. I am excited about this role and I look forward to working with BBC’s amazing journalists in that region. I have no doubt that we will continue to produce the quality journalism our audience loves us for “.

Toyosi on her resumption in the new role would be editing news reports in Hausa, Ignore, Pidgin English and Yoruba language.

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