by Muthoni Kimani
May 20, 2020
Celebrated media personality Larry Madowo has been crowned the winner of the 2020 Philip Greer Award for his Financial Writing at Columbia University in New York.
He wrote on his on his twitter account;
“I spent months reporting on Jumia’s first year on the NYSE from Lagos, Berlin, Nairobi & New York for my @ColumbiaJournMA thesis. My 9,000-word piece just won the 2020 Philip Greer Award for Financial Writing. I’m also co-authoring an MBA case study on it at@Columbia_Biz School.
I pored over hundreds of pages, visited 5 countries & recorded hours of interviews for the Jumia project. I’ll keep the full thing until @Columbia gives me my degree (tomorrow!) but I published a short & sweet excerpt with the BBC.”
Many congratulated him on the milestone including his lectures and Kenyans too;
“Congrats @LarryMadowo, recipient of Greer prize@ColumbiaJournMA for 2020!” Winnie O’ Kelley
“Congratulations Larry the boy from Siaya just keeps winning! Do not tire of winning ndugu.”
“Well done bro Shine on.” Boniface Mwangi wrote.
“Congratulations @LarryMadowo” Muthoni Drummer queen wrote.