THE journalism student emerged second at the international competition, with the award of best press article.
He had almost forgotten the competition. It was already a year since Bonté Modeste went in for the competition which required the creation of a journalistic piece in written press, like an investigation or a report. Being a second year student at the time, his choice fell on a report.
Driven by his desire for uniqueness and his zeal to avoid commonness, he went searching for an area of interest capable of retaining the readers’ attention, raising their curiosity.
It is in this light that Bonté headed for Yaounde Poste Centrale, in order to find out how things operate there by night. Moreover, he wanted to get a peculiar angle for his report. His wish was granted. Amidst the five angles he got, he found it most interesting to write on the activities of street children at night.
Writing such an article on the behaviour of street children, and the suspicion they create upon traders and passers-by granted him a 16/20 score at the Grand Prix Sita Bella competition.
The now third year student has been awarded a three months internship at l’œil du Sahel and Défi Actuels media houses. He also receives a cash price of 300,000 CFAF, school kits, amid others.
Upon receiving this award, the young native of the Nkam division in the Littoral region was welcomed with ovations from his family members and school mates, with lecturers joining the move, saying it is a good sign in his career. Aged 20, Bonté Modeste Nkoue is a budding prominent journalist in Asmac.
Back in his first year, he was among finalists of the Arts and Eloquence competition organized by the Catholic Central Africa University. That was in 2019. That same year, he joined the information web site dubbed 237 campus.com, then became its Editor in chief some months later, before being appointed as Layout editor of L’étudiant newspaper.
He resigned from this post in 2020 to embrace a new challenge; becoming Editor in chief of the Polygone newspaper, Asmac’s recent publication. Modeste may be young but his heart is filled with ambitions …