Toyosi Ogunseye now VP, World Editors Forum
Nigerian Editor, Toyosi Ogunseye, has been elected as the Vice President, World Editors Forum.
Toyosi, who is presently the head of language services (West Africa) at BBC World Service, shared the good news in a tweet at the weekend, when she wrote: “This morning, the @WorldEditors board voted Warren Fernandez @theSTeditor as President and me as Vice President. Warren and I are pleased to serve and humbled to lead the World Editors Forum. #WINSummit19 #WNMC19.”
A bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry graduate from the University of Lagos, she is also a Mandela Washington Fellow. She got a post-graduate diploma in print journalism from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. In 2010, she earned a master’s degree in Media and Communications from Pan-Atlantic University. She is presently studying for her Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.
She is the first and youngest female editor at The Punch Newspaper.
Ogunseye has won over 25 media awards including the health category of the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year Awards in 2011 and 2013, Nigerian Academy of Science Journalist of the Year 2013, The Future Awards Africa 2013, Child-Friendly Reporter of the Year by the Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME).