Toyin Akinosho, fellow of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE), geologist, publisher and past winner of the CNN African Journalist award has been named a 2022 recipient of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) awards.
In a press statement signed by Gretchen Gillis, President-elect of the AAPG, Toyin Akinosho publisher of the authoritative Africa Oil and Gas Report was listed alongside Albert Dickas of Blacksburg, Virginia as winners of the “GEOSCIENCES IN THE MEDIA AWARD”.
The statement reads “The AAPG Executive Committee has approved this year’s AAPG honors and award recipients, recognizing individuals for service to the profession, the science, the Association and the public. The awards will be presented during IMAGE ’22. This year’s honorees are:…”
Reacting to the award, the ever self-effacing geologist said “I won an unsolicited award from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. I think I have to rearrange myself?”
Geologist, former The Guardian on Sunday columnist, raconteur, bon vivant, Lagos lover, co-founder of Committee of Relevant Art (CORA) and all-round Renaissance man, Akinosho was in 2012, named alongside seven others, as a fellow of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) where Akinosho served for many years as Secretary and in 2015 he received the “top award of the latest edition of the “Big Five Awards” conferred on distinguished oil industry players at the annual Africa Oil Week in Cape Town for their contribution to excellence in Africa’s petroleum industry.
Toyin Akinosho was conferred with the award for what the organisers described as” having the courage of his convictions.”