Top journalist and Media practitioner Mr. Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to Lagos State Governor is set to receive 4th Prestige Excellence Award 2020 as Outstanding, Resourceful and Innovative Government Media Spokesman of the Year.
The glamorous event is slated for Sunday November 29 in Lagos at Presken Hotels and Resorts Ltd Opposite Airport Hotel, 17, Alade Avenue, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos.
The amiable top journalist attended University of Ilorin, Kwara State and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Performing Arts.
He became the Artistic Director, National Youth Service Corps, Lagos Chapter in 1996 during his service year. On passing out from the National Youth Service Corps, he joined the Lagos State Television as a reporter and his style and flair opened an opportunity for him to become a producer as well.
His quest for modern day news technique made him to take up a role as a presenter, reporter and producer at Channels TV where he was involved in the daily news production as well as presentation two in-house programs.
Seeing an opportunity to broaden his media expertise and conquer new territory, he explored radio broadcasting, joining Cool FM 96.9fm in 2000, an exciting station that had just launched 2 years earlier as an On-Air, Senior Reporter and Desk Editor. He also doubled as Public Relations/Protocol Officer while at the station.
He returned to the State owned Lagos State Television as a producer in 2002 in consultancy capacity. In 2004, he took up a bigger role as Head of News at MITV.
Akosile later joined the newly recapitalized Minaj Broadcast International (MBI) as one of the few staff who turned around the fortunes of the station. He was appointed as Political editor and later became Head of Reportorial corps.
Akosile has contributed several opinion articles on the state of the nation to different national newspapers.
A quest for further knowledge led Akosile to the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where he bagged a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) in 2008.
With a career spanning over a dozen years, Gboyega Akosile decided to set up his own Media and Communication outfit, Bridgeworld Communication Company where he worked both as the Chief Executive Officer as well as Executive Editor of some of its news portfolios. In that capacity, he has trained and developed a number of media personnel; produced several news and documentary contents for both television and radio stations.
Akosile was a media consultant to the World Bank for a number of years.
A consummate media practitioner with practical knowledge of the socio-political space, Gboyega Akosile became a Media Assitant to the APC Gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu whom, together with the media team assisted with media engagement, perception management and content creation for public engagement.
Upon a landslide victory at the polls and resuming as Governor, his Excellency, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu appointed Mr. Akosile his Deputy Chief Press Secretary on 30th of May, 2019.
Akosile’s career timeline has focused on public enlightenment, perception management, media relations, public relations, social and political development.
According to Wale Abiodun, Publisher/ Editor-in-chief, Prestige News Online and Prestige International Magazine in a press release, Prestige Excellence Award and Lecture(PEAL) is instituted to recognize and appreciate deserving individuals, corporate entities and professional institutions that have made remarkable impact in our society.
The Award is the brainchild of Prestige News Online and Prestige International Magazine published by Timmary Communications. Prestige media platforms are dedicated to extolling the virtues of hard work, ingenuity, integrity and uncommon achievement in service to humanity, while its online platform www.prestigenewsonline.com reports up to date news as it is.
The PEAL 2020 edition is tailored to honour and celebrate individuals and organizations who have exemplified those virtues in the course of the year under review. This award is expected to bring together the crème de la crème of the Nigerian society from all walks of life and offering a unique platform for social and corporate networking as well as a fertile ground for corporate and product branding.