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Peace Hyde snags award for ‘African Growth Story’ at the Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism

Peace Hyde, Forbes Africa correspondent and Head of Digital Media and Partnerships for West Africa, has won the Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism for her “African Growth Story.” On Thursday, she was selected one of the winners in the competitive category.

Who is Peace Hyde?

Peace Hyde is a British Ghanaian education activist, media entrepreneur, and motivational speaker. She is also the founder of Aim Higher Africa. Aim Higher Africa is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing educational quality in underprivileged communities throughout Africa.

In 2018, she was nominated as one of 200 leaders for the Obama Foundation Africa Leaders program. She also received the African Social Impact award at the House of Parliament, House of Commons in the United Kingdom in 2019.

The Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism

The Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism is an award ceremony that has been recognizing and rewarding exceptional business journalism since 1974.

The ‘African Growth Story’ category sought to honor the journalist who best captures the African continent’s growth story. The category, chosen by an impartial panel of judges, comprised of notable media professionals, a scholar, and an economist based on the following criteria: news value, impact, rigor in reporting, analytical value, originality, integrity, specialist knowledge, and storytelling.

Peace shared the news on her Instagram page, and this is what she had to say:

Last night was a truly ‘pinch myself’ moment!🙈 I want to take the opportunity to say thank you to those who have followed, read, and stuck with me over the years and a huge thank you to my mentors Chris Bishop and Renuka Methil for giving me the rare opportunity to learn from the best Journalists on the African continent who turned me into an award winning journalist! 🙈🙊 Thank to my @ForbesAfrica & @CNBCAfrica family for believing in a Chemistry, Biology and Physics teacher with a lofty media dream 6 years ago!

Congratulations to all the 2021 @Sanlam_Group Excellence in Financial Journalism winners! It was an honour to be recognised and rewarded amongst such exceptional journalists from the African continent.

Thank you to @Fifi_Peters for being my powerhouse supporter last night it meant everything!♥️… #APieceOfPeace#PeaceHyde#TheJourney#ExcellenceInJournalism#SanlamAwards#Sanlam

PS: The last slides really show how I felt and what I would’ve said!😩😂

Peace Hyde continues to put Africa on map and be the epitome of girl power. Bravo Peace Hyde!

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