MIP 3rd Edition: MTN Announces 20 Fellows  

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Twenty Fellows have been unveiled by MTN Nigeria, in partnership with Pan-Atlantic University, to participate in the third edition of its Media Innovation Programme (MIP).

The Fellows, which consist of top media practitioners, were announced following a rigorous selection process.

The application process, which received thousands of entries, was reviewed by the School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University faculty, after which the top candidates who had the most outstanding essays were selected.

The 20 fellows began their classes on Monday, 20th May 2024 at the Pan-Atlantic University.

Speaking about the fellowship, the Dean, School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University, Dr Ikechukwu Obiaya, while speaking about the fellowship said: “It’s really one of the programmes you could say that expresses very much the reality of today’s world that so much has changed technologically. We are delighted to collaborate with MTN Nigeria in empowering talent through the Media Innovation Programme. With this fellowship, we aim to cultivate a new generation of media professionals who are equipped to drive innovation and excellence.”

Also speaking, Tobe Okigbo, the Chief Corporate Services and Sustainability Officer at MTN said: “At MTN Nigeria, we recognize the critical role the media plays in shaping our society. MIP is a testament to our commitment to empowering media professionals and fostering innovation in the industry.

We believe that a free and independent press is essential to a thriving society, and we are dedicated to supporting the development of a vibrant and responsible media ecosystem in Nigeria. Through this programme, we aim to equip media practitioners and innovators with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in a rapidly evolving media landscape and to tell the stories that need to be told.”

Below is the list of the 2024 fellows:

  • Anthony Obakeye, Producer/Reporter, CNBC Africa;
  • Pius Chidiebere, Anchor, Signature Television
  • Oluwadunsin Sanya, Senior Content Associate, BellaNaija
  • Nkechi Ogbonna, Senior Journalist Reporter, West Africa, BBC, West Africa
  • Blessing Agbeetan, Assistant Prog ManagerWomen Radio 91.7 FM
  • Aigbe Augustus, OAP/Producer, Cool FM
  • Chiemelie Ezeobi, Group Features Editor, Thisday Newspapers
  • Stephen Angbulu, State House Correspondent, Punch Newspapers
  • Rahaman Toheeb, Editor-in-Chief, Legit
  • Juliet Tontoye Pere-ere, General Manager/BroadcasterRoyals Roots FM
  • Chioma Chukwuemeka, Lead News, Sapientia International Media Centre
  • Ebunoluwa Dosunmu, Content Creator
  • Ayodele Ayokunle, Managing Director, Rock FM Jalingo and Taraba Truth
  • Oluwatomisin Amokeoja, Staff Writer, Forbes Africa
  • Moninkanola Ogidan, News Anchor/Editor/Presenter, Adaba FM
  • Johnstone Kpilaakaa, Senior Tech Reporter, BCSL – Bendada.com
  • Nifemi Oguntoye, Deputy Head of Presentation, TVC Communications
  • Prince Osuagwu, ICT Editor, Vanguard Newspapers
  • Omonike Babatunde, Broadcaster, Bright Broadcasting Ltd
  • Lucas Ajanaku, Assistant Business/HeadICT DeskThe Nation Newspapers

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