In the wake of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign, which resulted in negotiations with Boko Haram that led to the release of more than 100 of the kidnapped schoolgirls, Nigerian journalist Stephanie Busari earned a reputation for being the only person to obtain the “proof of life” video for the missing Chibok schoolgirls..
She mentioned her new position as CNN’s Senior Editor for Africa on her LinkedIn page today,
“Delighted to announce that I have been promoted to CNN’s Senior Editor for Africa. It’s been 6 years living in Lagos, pioneering CNN’s first multiplatform bureau, editing, and creating impactful content that has changed lives such as our coverage on the missing Nigerian Chibok schoolgirls, and efforts to free them for which myself and the team received a Peabody and other awards.”
“It was so important for me to cover the End Sars protests and work on the crucial investigation into the Lekki tollgate shooting, which found that the Nigerian army opened fire on unarmed protesters, killing an undetermined number. This investigation received two Emmy award nominations and was discussed in the UK parliament.”
“Looking forward to doing much more and changing the African narrative along the way…”
The Divas of Colour International Women’s Awards for Global Leadership were given to Busari in 2016. She was a recipient of the Hall of Fame Award and was included on the first ever global list of the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD).
Congratulations on your new role!