Why we invited the Award-winning African journalist to share new media knowledge with us – student-journalists
The Crescent University Abeokuta’s (CUAB) Mass Communication Students Association (MACOSA) has invited the Team Lead of Platforms Africa, Adeola Yusuf, as guest lecturer for its departmental week programme.
Yusuf, an Award-winning African journalist, was invited, according to a letter from MACOSA, having carefully considered his pedigree and rising profile as a development and new media journalist to “share with us knowledge on Building A Career In The World Of Content Creation.”
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The letter signed by Bankole Mubarak and Odeyale Boluwatife, President and General Secretary, respectively, reads; “We, the executives of Crescent University MACOSA 2022/2023, write to you to invite you as our guest lecturer during the departmental week programme slated for Tuesday 23rd of May, 2023.
“It would be in our greatest honour to have you speak at the lecture, which will be held at the Bola Ajibola College of Law. The topic of the lecture where your expertise and experience is needed, sir, is “BUILDING A CAREER IN THE WORLD OF CONTENT CREATION.”
“The lecture is designed to help students, most especially mass communication students, to have knowledge about the creation of content and skill brewing. We are looking forward to gracing our event with your presence, sir.”
An investigative journalist of repute, Adeola Yusuf, has, at the global stage and within Nigeria, won many journalism awards, fellowships, bursaries, and recognitions.
He is a winner of the African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) Bursary Award, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2016. He was in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2017 as a winner of the Tax Justice Network Africa (TJN-A’s) Bursary on tax evasion and illicit finance reporting in Africa.
Yusuf is also a two-time winner, Thomson Reuters Foundation Scheme on Illicit Trade and Finance Reporting in Africa held in Kampala, Uganda, 2015, and 2016.
He won the 2021 Best Story category of the Chevron/Pan-Atlantic University AWARES Alumni Award.
A serial winner of the Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA) as Best Journalist (Oil/Gas and Energy categories), Yusuf has won over 10 nominations taking home the gong for the year 2015, 2017, and 2019 editions of the country’s most prestigious media award.
He has, in line of duty as a journalist, travelled to some of the major cities of the world for conferences, seminars, and workshops. He was in London, United Kingdom (UK), for the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) conference (2011). He has, on many occasions, travelled to Houston, Texas, the acclaimed oil and gas capital of the World for Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). He also attended a conference of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), among others.
His media experience spanned the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), the Ogun State Television (OGTV), The Monitor Newspaper, TheWEEK magazine, DAILYSUN Newspaper, Daily Independent, New Telegraph among others.
He is a sought-after financial and energy (oil, gas, power, renewables) policy analyst who is a regular face on News Central TV, Television Continental (TVC), Channels Television, Lagos Television, NTA, Ogun State Television (OGTV), Radio One, Women Radio, Mainland FM as well as Radio Lagos.
Adeola Yusuf, a Ph.D. candidate at the Lagos State University (LASU) was at the Crescent University for his BSc, and the University of Lagos (UNILAG) for his Masters degree in Mass Communication.
Between 1999 and 2005, he was at the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, where he bagged ND and HND in Mass Communication, and graduated as the overall best student in the school of Communications and generally studies.
He is married to Fateemah, and the union is blessed with beautiful children.