My Chevening experience changed my worldview and helped me build an inner self-belief, which subsequently translated into peer leadership momentum.
Even as a young journalist, John Momoh had a clear understanding of his career purpose: to uphold the highest ideals of reporting. This ideal sustained him through a hugely successful broadcasting career, achieving many awards.
However, his purpose was not fully realised until he took a chance to build something independently. After completing his Chevening Fellowship at the Thomson Foundation in Cardiff in 1990; John founded Channels TV with the aim of increasing transparency in Nigerian reporting and serving as a watchdog to governmental policies. Their success is evident, winning Nigeria’s ‘Television Station of the Year’ Award eleven times and the African Achievers Awards Trust’s 2014 ‘Best Television Station in Africa’ Award.
John’s role as a vanguard pushing forward journalistic integrity in Nigeria, and globally, continues. John spreads his message to emerging journalists, speaking at AfricaCom 2017 and Guardians of the Nation International Conference.