Ayo Sogbuyi, the renowned publisher of Celebrity magazine and Chief Executive of Afrika Konekct News Network (AKNN), has been bestowed with the prestigious Apples Bite Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the soft-sell magazine and media industry. The award was presented by Apple’s Bite Magazine, a leading society and political publication.
Ayo Sogbuyi, a US-based Nigerian, is widely recognised for the role his defunct Ace Weekly. The publication garnered significant attention for its pivotal role in exposing the alleged suspect in the murder of the late Bola Ige, Fryo.
The Apples Bite Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Ayo Sogbuyi in acknowledgment of his visionary leadership that has significantly shaped and elevated the landscape of soft-sell journalism and the media industry at large. The award inscription reads, “The Apples Bite Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed upon Ayo Sogbuyi (Mr.) in recognition of your visionary contributions that have profoundly shaped and elevated the landscape of the soft-sell magazine and media industry. Your ingenuity and unwavering dedication have set an enduring standard, leaving an indelible mark on the realms of media influence. Your unparalleled achievements stand as a testament to a lifetime of exceptional commitment and innovation.”
Expressing gratitude for the honor, Ayo Sogbuyi commended the thoughtfulness of Apples Bite Magazine in acknowledging and recognizing his contributions to the noble journalism profession. As a celebrity in his own right, Sogbuyi has played a significant role in contributing to the growth of the media industry.
Seunmanuel Faleye, Publisher of Apples Bite Magazine and CEO of Apples Bite Awards, elucidated the rationale behind honoring Ayo Sogbuyi. He cited Sogbuyi’s immense contribution to the media industry and his role as a worthy role model inspiring the new generation of journalists. Faleye remarked, “Mr. Ayo Sogbuyi’s legacy as a trailblazer in soft-sell journalism and media innovation continues to shine brightly, setting a standard for excellence and dedication in the industry.”
The Award was presented by Media consultant and Reputation Management expert, Kanbi Owolabi.
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