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Dami Olonisakin

Student wins Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2015

'I'm still in shock that my blog has been recognised by Cosmopolitan. I've wanted this win for a very long time and to finally get it feels like a dream come true."

Dami Olonisakin, BA (Hons) Journalism

Dami University of Bedfordshire Journalism graduate Dami Olonisakin has won one of Cosmopolitan's prestigious Blogger of the Year awards.

Dami who grabbed the top prize in the Best for Sex & Relationships category, developed simplyoloni.com of which she is Editor in Chief, out of a project for her final assessment at Bedfordshire. Since graduating, she has turned it into a leading relationship advice site, packed with useful features and tips.

Dami was thrilled to win Cosmopolitan's award. She said: 'I'm still in shock that my blog has been recognised by Cosmopolitan. I've wanted this win for a very long time and to finally get it feels like a dream come true. Who knew that a blog and a final year project at the University of Bedfordshire would bring me so far?”

Also shortlisted was Broadcast Journalism graduate Emily Knott for her blog on beauty tips www.britishbeautyaddict.com

Writing on her blog, Emily said: “I couldn’t be more honoured and grateful for the recognition! [I] felt an immense sense of pride to be part of the blogging community.”

Kate Ironside, Senior Lecturer in Journalism congratulated the pair:

“We are immensely proud of both Dami and Emily who have both put so much into their respective blogs.

“They have converted skills they developed at the University of Bedfordshire, displayed drive and initiative and now both command the respect of industry leaders in their fields.”

Bedfordshire University

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