Carlos Lorlornyo Atsu Calony popularly known as just Carlos Calony, and former MX24-TV news anchor, has been awarded the Overall Best Student in Journalism at the UniMAC graduation ceremony for the 2021/2022 academic year. The prestigious award recognizes Carlos’s outstanding academic performance and dedication to his studies throughout his time at the Ghana Institute of Journalism. As part of his award, Carlos will be traveling to South Africa on an all-expense paid trip.
The journalist, who is popularly referred to as Carlos Calony in the media space, expressed his gratitude to God and all those who supported him throughout his educational journey. Despite having to balance work, social events, family, worship, and studies, Carlos was able to triumph over the difficulties and achieve his goals.
Carlos took to Facebook to share his excitement, saying, “I pushed through it all, sacrificing and even making some people uncomfortable. But here I am, achieving what first seemed impossible four years ago. This journey has taught me valuable lessons and skills that will serve me well as a professional journalist. I remain grateful to UniMAC-GIJ for the opportunity and the recognition.”
In addition to his award, Carlos has also been shortlisted for the highly coveted 2022 BBC Komla Dumor Award, which recognizes exceptional journalism from Africa. Carlos is currently enrolled at the same university, pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Relations and Marketing, and his academic success serves as a testament to his commitment to his education and his passion for journalism.