Nalova Akua

Award-winning Journalist|News Fixer|Media Fellow| covering happenings in environment, health, politics &tech


Nalova Akua is 2022 winner of the International Centre for Journalists' Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. The award which honours up-and-coming journalists in Africa who strive to strengthen people's voices and improve their well-being, came with a reporting grant and a customised internship at The Economist headquarters in London.
In 2021, Nalova was among the five best young journalists from across Africa selected to attend and cover the Global Landscapes Forum as Climate Tracker Media Fellows which came with a long form storytelling grant.
In 2023, Nalova was shortlisted for BBC Komla Dumor Award - an award established to honour Komla Dumor, an exceptional Ghanaian broadcaster and presenter for BBC World News, who died suddenly aged 41 in 2014. In 2024, he was shortlisted for theTrue Story Award, which is a global journalism prize that aims to increase the diversity of perspectives in the media, organized by the True Story Foundation in partnership with Reportagen Festival Bern.
Nalova has also won the Francis Wache Inaugural Young Journalist Award which honours outstanding print journalism in Cameroon.
Cameroon's pioneer and foremost privately-owned daily news tabloid, The Guardian Post, has awarded the 2022 Journalist of the Year Award to Nalova for his "rare mastery of investigative journalism and feature writing".
He is a young dedicated professional with more than five years of experience covering news and current events, with a background in investigative reporting.
His background lies in researching and pursuing stories, writing copy, unfailingly meeting all deadlines, and producing energizing content that can induce audience attention and invigorate participation and interest in current affairs.
From conducting interviews and taking meticulous notes to performing deep research and developing an extensive contact base, he excels at facilitating comprehensive and engaging information delivery.
The following highlights some of his qualifications within his short career history:
-Writing effective, stimulating copy for radio, print, online, and television while fact-checking all sources and evaluating audience feedback to ensure optimal listener / viewer experiences.
-Maintaining a first-rate level of knowledge and expertise in news topics, current events, and cultural /global affairs.
-Traveling on assignment to domestic locations and performing interviews with individuals from a wide array of cultures and backgrounds to develop and propel story ideas.
-Excelling in fact-paced, deadline-driven, and independent environments.
With his proven experience in spearheading the composition and delivery of news and information—along with my tireless devotion to encouraging public involvement in cultural and political issues— Nalova incarnates growing talents worth emulating especially across Africa.
He is seeking to leverage skills and experience to contribute to high quality journalism at any serious media news outlet.
He has featured in media outlets including BBC Future Planet, The Epoch Times, Al Jazeera, Euronews, Gavi, FairPlanet, El País, African Arguments, OkayAfrica, and Zenger News Service.

Nalova Akua

Nalova Akua is a Cameroonian journalist who has worked as a staff reporter for print, audiovisual and digital editions of local daily newspapers and international news agencies, and has featured in media outlets including Zenger News Service, The Epoch Times, Euronews Green, and BBC Future Planet. Twitter: @AkuaNalova

The invasive weed that travelled the world

A flock of water birds scavenges for insects on the dense, leafy weed that covers much of Lake Ossa, one of Cameroon's largest lakes. The water weed is so closely packed that it looks like wide, flat green pasture, and the sure-footed birds pick their way freely across it as if they were walking on land.

Nalova Akua - Freelance Correspondent - The Epoch Times | LinkedIn

A dedicated journalist who is keen on exploring unexpected angles and equipped with years of prolific writing experience in different avenues, seeks to join a pool of writers of any serious news outlet in producing factual, ethical and impactful investigative articles.I am a story-driven journalist adept at developing articles and investigating issues with tenacious and unwavering dedication.