Nigerian born award winning journalist Stephanie Busari was among those honoured at United Nations for being one of the most influential people of African descent.
Talking about the event, Stephanie who is currently CNN Africa’s producer and editor shared on Facebook
Wonderful to be honoured at the UN in New York tonight as one of the 100 most influential people of African descent. So many amazing young and dynamic Africans making great strides in and out of the continent. I love telling African stories and fortunate to have an employer like CNN that is committed to changing the narrative of the continent. Thanks be to the Almighty always for his great mercies and favour. Amazing work by @mipad100 founder Kamil @kamillonaira to connect counterparts across continents.
My beautiful 👗by the amazing @queenecollection. A medic by day and a designer by night. You’re a great talent Queen. Thank you for turning it around in record time.
Stephanie was also recently awarded with a Gracie Award which was presented by the “Alliance for Women in media.
She was honoured for her persistent work in covering the plight of Chibok girls and making sure the world didn’t forget their stories after she obtained an exclusive video that shows the girls were still alive. Her video led to negotiations which for their release.
The GORGEOUS media personality hit the big 40 a month ago and shared some flawless photos to mark her birthday.
To mark her 40th, Stephanie posted on Instagram:
So here it is the BIG 40!!!! For a long time, I was apprehensive about turning 40. The weight of 40 felt so big and intimidating. But today, I embrace the fullness of this milestone age with grace, humility and gratitude knowing that I am privileged to be alive, to be surrounded with amazing friends and family. I will live each day with passion, striving always for excellence in what I do, to be a great mother to my beautiful daughter and all other children that God chooses to bless me with. I thank God for the special grace to be alive today, to live and love another day. For enormous blessings I cannot quantify and for life in abundance. Thank you to the forever excellent @tybello for these beautiful, jaw dropping pictures. You’re truly a master at what you do. You will be celebrated just as you have celebrated me. Happy born day to me! Now let’s PARTY!!!! #lifebeginsatforty #40isthenew20 #birthday #photoshoot #blessedbeyondmeasure