Multiple-awards winning journalist and the head of West Africa at the BBC World Service. Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye is the cover personality of the June edition of Media Room Hub.
Ogunseye’s journalism journey began while she was still in the University and she has continued to invest in her craft. After a 7-year stint at Nigeria’s biggest circulating newspaper, The Punch, Ogunseye left as Editor of its Sunday paper. Currently, she is the head of West Africa at the BBC World Service. She has won numerous local and international awards. Ogunseye is a two-time recipient of the CNN/MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year Award and the first Nigerian to receive the Knight International Journalism Award. She was also awarded the Presidential Precinct Award along with Madeline Albright, America’s first female Secretary of State. In addition to this, Ms. Ogunseye was recently elected to serve as the Vice President of the World Editors Forum at the WAN-IFRA conference in Scotland.
According to Azuka Ogujiuba, the publisher and Editor-In-Chief of The Media Room Hub, “We really couldn’t have had a better cover for our June edition than the beauty and brains, Ogunseye. In her interview with us, she shares her leadership challenges with heading BBC West Africa, her life’s fears, the story behind her becoming a Punch Newspaper editor, her thoughts on feminism, her type of man and her plans for the future among others. It’s such an interesting discussion,” she said.