5 amazing facts about Larry Madowo as he celebrates his Anniversary

Larry Madowo, the BBC Africa editor is celebrating his anniversary working at BBC Africa.

What does he have in store for the netizens this new year?

The former Trend host is turning a year older amidst the great news from him about being joining the Columbia journalism school, rated amongst the best in the world.

He shared a message on social media on his anniversary working at BBC Africa saying,

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For my first birthday here, the BBC congratulates me by locking me out of my account.

This past year has changed my life & no weapon formed against me by IT shall prosper 😂

Here are five things you probably didn’t know about Larry:

He speaks 5 languages.

‘I speak 5 languages but I’m happiest when I use my mother tongue. It’s a shame ‘born free’ Africans still think our languages are inferior, just like the colonizers taught our ancestors’, he revealed.

He is a bookworm. Larry loves reading books and frequently shares what books he is reading.

Larry uses his social media popularity for good. Whenever a good story moves him, he shares it hoping to make a positive change.

He travels alot and does fun things while at it. From Nairobi to Lagos, to London and South Africa, the journalist shares envy inducing photos of his travels abroad.

He has asked that we don’t label him a role model, just like Akothee who says it’s too much pressure.


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The renowned journalist spoke about the school.


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Raju Narisetti, professor of professional practice and director of the program. said,

When they graduate in 2020 with a much deeper understanding of business, economics, technology and public policy, they will join 400 other Knight Bagehot alums living up to the mission of providing better context and understanding to their audiences globally.


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