Journalist, The Guardian Newspapers
“For science to make the needed impact in society, its outputs must be well communicated to stakeholders”
Gbenga Samuel Salau, a multiple award-winning journalist, is a graduate of Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan, Nigeriaʼs. While in the University, he was a campus journalist reporting for the Independence Hall and Faculty of Arts Press Clubs, with the pen name SSG. As a campus journalist, he won several awards, including Independence Hall Press Best News writer; University of Ibadan Union of Campus Journalistsʼ Best News Reporter/Writer; Association of Faculty of Arts Studentsʼ Press Best Reporter; University of Ibadan Union of Campus Journalistsʼ Best Political Writer; Winner, Reuben Abati Award for Investigative Journalism, and University of Ibadan Union of Campus Journalistsʼ Best Interviewer. He rose to be the Editor-in-Chief of the Association of Faculty of Arts Press Clubs. He joined The Guardian Newspaper, Nigeria after graduation. As a reporter, he has covered events and attended conferences, workshops within and outside Nigeria. In 2014, he won the Promasidor Quill Award Best Report on Nutrition and DAME Business Reporting category. In the 2015 edition of the Promasidor Quill Award, he won the best Report on Nutrition and Brand Advocate Categories. In 2016, he was the first runner up in the NB Reporter of the Year and SERAs Award for CSR Reporting, aside winning the Print Journalist of the year award at the 2016 Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA). In 2018, he was second runner-up in the Lagos Reporting Category of DAME. Gbenga Salau loves travelling, reading, and listening to songs with good lyrics no matter the genre.