- Legit.ng's Damilare Okunola has won an award after a national contest conducted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
- The award came after UNESCO nominated some video clips on migration stories by Legit.ng reporter, Okunola
- Receiving the award, an elated Okunola promised to do even better videos along with his team members
Head of Legit.ng's video department, Okunola Damilare, has done Nigeria's number one online news website proud by winning big at a national contest organised by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Okunola was honoured with an award for migration reporting, which is a trending aspect of media journalism in Nigeria and Africa at large.
Legit.ng's winning video clips were about some of Nigerian nationals who migrated to Libya and returned with tales of woes.
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Among the videos nominated were those of two young Nigerian women, Funmi and Iyanu-Oluwa, who found their way back to their homeland after many life-threatening ordeals abroad.
Okunola explained how he and his team had to visit the returnees in their respective houses located at Abeokuta (Ogun state) and Osogbo (Osun state) to do the videos.
Asked how the award will help improve his work, Okunola responded: "This award will propel the video department to do much more than we have been doing because we are always trying to hustle out reports and stories where everything sometimes feels unsure.
"Sometimes we were disappointed; sometimes we were called names...sometimes we were even beaten and harassed.
"This is what of those things that will help us continue to pick up from wherever it is that we have stopped and help us know that we'll keep on keeping on."
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