The Distinguished James Currey Fellowship 2023 and residence in Cambridge as Academic Visitor at the Centre of African Studies in the University of Cambridge has been awarded to Nigerian investigative journalist, David Hundeyin.
The Distinguished James Currey Fellowship is the brainchild of the Oxford-based James Currey Society.
The James Currey Society was founded by Nigerian writer, filmmaker and publisher, Onyeka Nwelue. The Society is focused on making the works of James Currey known globally, and accessible to as many people as possible.
Dr. Bronwen Everill, the director of the Centre for African Studies, said: “I am pleased to confirm that Mr Hundeyin has been appointed to a Distinguished James Currey Fellowship at the Centre of African Studies from 30 January to 1 March 2023.”
Being a member of the James Currey Society offers you the chance to participate in both academic and performative workshops held by leading publishers and authors. Members of the James Currey Society undertake research projects about funding publishing and empowering writers.
David Hundeyin is a writer, investigative journalist and broadcaster whose work has appeared on CNN, The Africa Report, Al Jazeera and The Washington Post. His work as a satirist on ‘The Other News,’ Nigeria’s answer to The Daily Show has featured in the New Yorker Magazine and in the Netflix documentary ‘Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy.’
In 2018, he was nominated by the US State Department for the 2019 Edward Murrow program for journalists under the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP).
In February 2021, he won the People Journalism Prize for Africa 2020 for his work unravelling predatory legislation that was being rushed through Nigeria’s House of Representatives.
In June 2021, he was selected as Africa’s only representative on a list of 12 writers and journalists from around the world chosen to take part in Substack’s inaugural $1 million Substack Local program.
In December, he was named the GRC (Governance Risk Compliance) Anti FinCrime Reporter Of The Year at Nigeria’s GRC Awards. Most recently in March 2022, his OSINT investigation “Who Killed Hiny Umoren?” made the global shortlist at the 2022 Sigma Awards for data journalism.
According to him, “he irritates powerful people for a living, so he currently lives in exile under asylum protection where he can be found tweeting his uncut and uncensored thoughts from the handle @DavidHundeyin.