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Hongera! Larry Madowo listed in 100 most Influential Africans

Larry Madowo has once again bagged another win after he landed in the list of top 100 Most Influential Africans in 2020, that was released by the New African Magazine on Monday, December 7th.

Currently based in North-America, the Kenyan journalist took to his socials to express his appreciation on being recognized as a top 100 Most Influential African yet again. “I’m stoked to be recognized among such great Africans for the second time! Thank you, ” he said.

It’s quite evident that the journalist is determined to land more wins out of his hard work and great influence in the media industry. In 2019, Madowo was also one of the many Kenyans on the same list together with nine others that included teacher Peter Tabichi and Adelle Onyango. The Washington DC-based reporter was earlier in the year recognized among 115 Young Global Leaders of 2020.

Each year, the World Economic Forum names its Young Global Leaders who are under the age of 40. The organization comes up with a list of 115 names who it describes as individuals with a vision of making the world a better place. The Forum’s website acknowledged Madowo as a business editor who launched six new business TV shows in Africa.

He was also credited for his work as an on-air correspondent on BBC radio and television and for reporting from more than 40 countries. Madowo’s meteoric rise to anchor one of the biggest media houses in the world has been inspirational, starting out as a business editor in Kenya before properly announcing himself as host of NTV’s The Trend.

In hindsight, this has been a good year for the journalist as in May 2020, he was also voted the winner of the 2020 Philip Greer Award for his Financial Writing at the Columbia University (Journalism School) in New York. The Phil Greer Award, named after its founder, recognizes individuals who exemplify leadership, passion and commitment in their journalism fields.

The renowned journalist took to his social media pages to announce the prestigious win on the night of May 19, 2020. “I spent months reporting on Jumia’s first year on the NYSE from Lagos, Berlin, Nairobi & New York for my @ColumbiaJournMA thesis. My 9,000-word piece just won the 2020 Philip Greer Award for Financial Writing. I’m also co-authoring an MBA case study on it at @Columbia_Biz School,” wrote Larry Madowo.

This article was written by Josephine Njoroge.

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