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Celebrating Excellence: Highlights from The Nigeria Broadcasting Awards



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The first-ever edition of The Nigeria Broadcasting Awards (TNBA) took place on Wednesday, commemorating the outstanding achievements of distinguished broadcast professionals, stations, and industry icons in various categories. Organized by the Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria (BON), this prestigious event aimed to recognize and reward excellence in the broadcast media industry. With a lineup of esteemed winners, TNBA showcased the remarkable talent and commitment driving the Nigerian broadcasting landscape.

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Arise TV Leads the Way

Arise TV emerged as the top winner of the night, clinching three coveted awards. The station was honored with the Television Station of the Year award and the Best Television Station – News in English Language award. Additionally, Arise TV’s reporter, Ovieteme George, was celebrated as the Reporter of the Year – Television. These accolades solidify Arise TV’s position as a leading force in the industry.

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Silverbird Television Shines

Silverbird Television also had a remarkable night, securing two awards in the television category. Victory Wilson, a presenter at Silverbird, was honored as the Presenter of the Year – Television. Additionally, the station’s show, “Jankara Market,” received the award for Best Television Show – Indigenous Language. These achievements reflect Silverbird Television’s commitment to delivering quality content and engaging viewers.

Highlights from Other Categories

The TNBA recognized several exceptional individuals and productions across different categories. Ruth Aguele from NTA was crowned Newscaster of the Year – Television. Inside The Niger Delta Television received the Best Television Production in Documentary/Feature – English Language award for their feature documentary, “Ogiame Atuwatse III: The Making of a King.” Lagos Television’s “Pataki Kaadi Idibo”emerged as the Best Television Production in Documentary/Feature – Indigenous Language. Trust Television’s “Law And Order” secured the award for Best Television Show – English Language. Benue TV was honored with the Best Television Station – News in Indigenous Language award, while Channels TV won the Best Television Station – Original Production in Business/Drama/Sports – English Language Diaspora Network award.

Gone But Not Forgotten

In recognition for their meritorious contribution to the broadcast industry, posthumous awards were given to Ambassador Segun Olusola, Mr. Mike Enahoro, Alhaji Dahiru Modibbo and Mr. Kunle Olasope.

Special Recognition

The sponsors of TNBA, including MultiChoice Nigeria, Indomie, Pepsi, Zagg Energy Drink, and ECALPEMOS, were honored with Special Recognition awards for their exceptional contributions to broadcasting in Nigeria.

The Nigeria Broadcasting Awards (TNBA) served as a platform to acknowledge and celebrate the remarkable achievements of broadcast professionals, stations, and industry icons. Through this event, BON showcased the talent, innovation, and dedication that continue to propel the Nigerian broadcasting industry forward. The awards ceremony not only honored outstanding individuals and organizations but also reinforced the commitment to elevating standards and fostering continuous improvement in the dynamic world of broadcasting. TNBA’s inaugural edition has set a high bar for future celebrations of excellence in Nigerian broadcasting.

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Bigi Wins “Friendly Brand of the Year 2023” at Media Consortium Conference and Awards 2023




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Bigi, a flagship brand of Rite Foods Limited, has been honoured with the prestigious “Friendly Brand of the Year 2023” award at the inaugural Media Consortium Conference and Awards (MCCA) held on September 28, 2023, at the Sheraton Hotel in Lagos. The conference, themed “Consumer Journey in a Digital Age: Prospects and Challenges,” united industry leaders and experts to explore the ever-evolving consumer landscape and underscore the vital role of customer-centric approaches.

The Media Consortium Conference and Awards (MCCA) 2023 marked a significant milestone by emphasizing the necessity for brands to adapt to the ever-changing consumer journey, maintain transparency in data collection and usage, and safeguard customer data privacy. In a world where digitalisation continues to redefine consumer interactions, this recognition reaffirms Bigi Cola’s commitment to meeting the dynamic needs of its consumers.

During the conference, industry experts and thought leaders convened to share valuable insights and best practices for thriving in the digital age. They highlighted the importance of maintaining continuous consumer engagement and prioritizing customer-centric approaches as essential keys to success in the ever-evolving digital landscape.

Biola Aransiola, the Assistant Brand Manager of Bigi, expressed profound gratitude to the Media Consortium and the esteemed industry professionals who acknowledged Bigi’s remarkable contributions. She stated, “it is an honour to receive the ‘Friendly Brand of the Year 2023’ award. This recognition speaks to Bigi’s unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional products and memorable experiences to our loyal consumers. We remain steadfast in our dedication to placing consumers at the heart of our brand strategy.”

The “Friendly Brand of the Year 2023” award underscores Bigi’s dedication to excellence and its exceptional ability to cultivate meaningful connections with consumers in a rapidly changing digital landscape. Rite Foods Limited remains resolute in its mission to deliver innovative, top-quality products while continually prioritising the preferences and needs of its valued customers.

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Nigerian Journalists, Media Houses, Battle For Awards At 17th NMNA, Oct 29th




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The Nigeria Media Nite-Out Award (NMNA) is here again. And up for grabs are professional awards that stands out the worth of a Journalist and the Media Houses they represent.

The Nigeria Media Nite-Out Award since its inception in 2006, has honoured journalists in various categories of the media profession viz a viz Politics, Crime, Aviation, Tourism, Society and others.

Who wins this year? Which newspaper will emerge the best this year 2022-23? Which is the Best TV Station In Nigeria and which is the Radio Station of the Year?

The event will also have in attendance Top government officials, Captains of Industry, and Corporate organisations that are presently making waves. These will be honoured for their different contributions to the growth of the country and for their strong support and identification with the Nigerian Press.

The event is slated for Sunday, October 29th. The D-Day for Nigeria Media Nite-Out Award at The Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.

Host is the Honourable Minister for Defence, Bello Matawalle. Co-host, Honourable Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa. Special Guest of Hounour, Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, Governor of Plateau State, Caleb Mutfwang, Honourable Minister for FCT, Nyesom Wike and many other distinguished guests.

Keynote Address will be delivered by the Chairman of Odu’a Group, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru.

This year’s theme is: ‘A Way Out Of Nigeria’s Quagmire In The Next Four Years.’

Nigeria Media Nite-Out Award, a celebration of the fourth estate of government.

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Development Expert, Mary Ikoku, Honored with Chieftaincy Award in Ghana




Accra, Ghana – Mary Ikoku, a renowned figure in Nigeria’s development and public relations sphere, has been bestowed with the prestigious ‘Ugwu Igbo 1’ of Ghana chieftaincy title by the Eze Ndigbo Ghana, Dr. Amb. Chukwudi J Ihenetu.

This remarkable recognition comes as a tribute to Mary Ikoku’s exceptional integrity and leadership qualities that she has consistently demonstrated throughout her illustrious career, as well as her unwavering commitment to serving humanity.

The investiture ceremony took place during the 11th Igbo Day & New Yam Festival, held on September 17 at the picturesque Efua Sutherland Park, situated just opposite the National Theatre in Ghana.

Dr. Amb. Chukwudi J Ihenetu, the Eze Ndigbo Ghana, who presided over the ceremony, hailed Mary Ikoku’s outstanding leadership and pioneering contributions to humanitarian causes, emphasizing that her dedication sets her apart as a beacon among her peers.

Reacting to the honour, Mary Ikoku expressed her surprise and gratitude at receiving the title. She acknowledged that it served as a testament to the recognition of her contributions to the betterment of humanity through her intervention to the welfare of women and children by people beyond the borders of Nigeria.

Mary Ikoku is a multi-skilled development and policy expert specializing in strategy and communications. She has significantly advanced developmental initiatives in Nigeria, particularly focusing on women, children, the vulnerable and displaced populations, as well as policy formulation and execution.

In addition to her distinguished career, Mary Ikoku ventured into politics and stood as an aspirant for the House of Representatives in the Arochukwu-Ohafia Federal Constituency, representing the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the previous general elections. Her multifaceted contributions have continued to inspire and make a lasting impact on various facets of society.

Mary Ikoku’s receipt of the ‘Ugwu Igbo 1’ chieftaincy title in Ghana stands as a testament to her unwavering commitment to integrity, leadership, and service to humanity, further solidifying her legacy as a distinguished figure in Nigeria and beyond.

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