Multiple award winning Ghanaian Female Journalist and Current Affairs show host for the Reporters Round Table, Rebekah Awuah, has been named Journalist of the Year in the prestigious Women’s Choice Awards Africa, a special award in collaboration with The Oprah Winfrey Network aimed at honouring women and men who passionately advocate for the empowerment of girls and women and others who get inspired from their works and services.
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A 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow for Young African Leaders by the U.S State Department and President of the Rebekah Awuah Foundation, Ms Awuah is passionate about creating positive change in young people particularly girls and building their capacity and character in a concept she calls OpTiMizeYourYouth.
Rebekah is also a much respected Television Personality and revered female face on GBC News and Ghana Television. She has for the past decade honed her skills becoming a very ingenious and versatile broadcast Journalist with international recognition from the CNN Africa Journalists Awards 2013.
She continues to build extraordinary documentaries and news features around themes of social interest, thereby informing the right actions from those in authority and asks relevant questions on the round table. Rebekah Awuah was voted in recognition of her outstanding leadership and tireless efforts, consistence and influence in Journalism, Philanthropy and humanitarian work.
In an interview, Ms Awuah noted, “It is God who exalts another and bring one down. It is no mean achievement to be voted by the whole of Ghana and people all over the world to be crowned the Journalist of Journalists. It is a clarion call on all of us to work hard at what we do and give every opportunity our best as though it was our last. This award is an inspiration not to lower the journalistic standards but always strive to be better every step of the way. Always remember that a Life lived for self will go with one to the grave but a cause for Community can create an impact and legacy long after we are dead and gone. Let’s do something now to impact society. For all those who nominated and believed in me and voted accordingly, I say thank you.”
“For the Journalist of the Year Category, it was a competitive process among top where the public had to vote via mobile money, credit card and online to select the most outstanding Journalist both in Ghana and the continent of Africa” – organisers say. Personalities in that category included, CNN’s Isha Sesay, Citi FM’s Benard Avle, British Ghanaian TV personality- Peace Hyde, Nana Aba Anamoah, Trisha Pillay, Adom TV’s Afia Tamakloe, and Metro Tv’s Goodevening’s host Paul Adom Otchere.
Rebekah Awuah in the past has won every major broadcast award, including four Arts, Entertainment and Tourism Awards and Best Health and Sanitation Reporter for the Ghana Journalists Awards, 2016. She emerged the Overall winner at the second edition of the 2013 Institute of Financial & Economic Journalists (IFEJ) Gold Awards for Business Journalism, award given to the most respected and prolific business journalists whose works influenced business communities across board. That same year, she was handed the Best Economic Reporter and Best Television Reporter.
The Women’s Choice Award allows women to choose with confidence, knowing that other women and Men across Africa would highly recommend it to their family and friends. With the women of Africa at heart and Africa’s Future in mind, board of Global Ovations Limited (Organisers of the women Choice Awards Africa) vetted the numerous applications that came from the public and carefully selected outstanding individuals for various categories.