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Adesewa Josh

Adesewa Josh is an award-winning broadcast journalist and the host of Africa Matters. She was formerly the host of 21st Century, an Emmy nominated documentary program which she also co-produced with the United Nations Television (UNTV) in New York. She won the Exceptional Women in Media Award in 2014 and was nominated for the prestigious Future Africa Awards in 2017. She was named one of Nigeria’s 100 Most Inspiring Women in 2019. Her exclusive reporting on UN resolutions on Africa at the Security Council in 2015 won her two scholarships at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where she completed a M.A. in Politics and Global Affairs. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations and Strategic Studies from the Lagos State University in Nigeria. She's the author of the book “Package Like A Pro” currently selling on Amazon and Barnes&Noble. She’s also the co-author of Refugee’s Messenger, a compilation of personal experiences reporting in fragile zones like Somalia, Northern Nigeria and Mali. Miss Josh is an Associate Fellow of the prestigious Nigeria Leadership Initiative, a platform for distinguished Nigerian leaders and a member of the Overseas Press Club. She founded an NGO called Project Smile Africa in 2013 to tackle the scourge of teenage pregnancy and child marriage in Africa.

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