BrandArena: Falayi commends Promasidor, promises to share new skills with colleagues

Tuesday 9 September 2014

Falayi commends Promasidor, promises to share new skills with colleagues

The overall winner of the 2014 Promasidor Quill Awards, Mr Kunle Arthur Falayi of The Punch newspaper has commended Promasidor for giving him the opportunity to be trained at the Thomson Foundation in the United Kingdom while also promising to share his newly acquired skills with his colleagues back home.

Falayi made this declaration in London in an interview on Friday at the end of his four-week intensive multi-media journalism training at the Thompson Foundation courtesy of Promasidor Nigeria Limited.

“Winning the Promasidor Quill Awards not only gave me the opportunity to be trained at one of the world’s oldest media organisations, I have also gained valuable multimedia journalism skills which were previously beyond my reach.  Journalism isn’t going anywhere – it is changing and whatever shape journalism takes in the next few decades, I want to be part of it.  Because of this training, the options that are now open to me are numerous and I feel that whichever path I choose in the media, I have the confidence and skills to succeed. ”

Falayi noted that the last one month has been  one of the greatest of his life because the training was the first major one he was getting as a journalist. “This training has had the most impact on my journalism career. The overall experience of living in London with journalists from other countries was just as important and I am grateful to Promasidor who made this possible.  The skills I have now are too big to keep to myself, and I can't wait to share it with my colleagues back home.”

Kunle, who commenced a one week attachment with the Daily Telegraph of UK on Monday, demonstrated some of his newly acquired multimedia skills in his final presentation entitled  “Is London becoming Buskers Hell?” which was shot, edited and voiced over entirely on an Iphone.

Niger Baker, Chief Executive of Thomson Foundation also commended Promasidor for  sponsoring  the training  stressing that any organisation that invest in the media would not only enable journalists to thrive in their work, but also inspire them to contribute back to the society in the future. “In journalism, there are several ways of telling a good story and a journalist that will be relevant in the next few years will be one who is fantastic at multimedia journalism.”

It can be recalled, that Mr. Kunle Arthur Falayi, a correspondent with Punch Nigeria Limited, was declared the overall winner at the 2014 Promasidor Quill Awards for journalists. Apart from the high-end laptop and the company’s products, Mr. Falayi was also sent to London for an all-expense paid multimedia training at Thompson Foundation by Promasidor.

Promasidor Nigeria launched the Quill Awards in 2012 as a platform for assessing, recognizing and rewarding excellence for outstanding journalistic work based on merit.

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