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The Nigeria Broadcasting Awards holds Wednesday

The Nigeria Broadcasting Awards Logo. Photo: Archive/Radio Nigeria.

The maiden edition of The Nigeria Broadcasting Awards (TNBA) will hold on Wednesday in Lagos.

TNBA, organised by Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON), is aimed at recognising and rewarding excellence in the broadcast media industry.

The awards, according to a statement by the BON Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, will inspire up and coming talents and spur broadcast professionals to do more for the industry.

“Broadcasting in Nigeria has come a very long way and it is time we started celebrating broadcasters for their sacrifices.

“At this maiden edition, we will also celebrate those who excelled in the past and made huge contributions to the growth of broadcasting Nigeria. Congratulations in advance to all winners,” a statement yesterday, quoted Ugbe to have said at the unveiling of TNBA last May,” it said.

According to the statement, the awards will be given in 12 competitive categories in television and eight in radio, and distinguished figures who made huge contributions to the industry will also be recognized.

Among those to be celebrated with Life Achievement Awards in Broadcasting are Dr Christopher Kolade, former Managing Director, National Broadcasting Corporation; Mr Vincent Maduka, former Director-General, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA); Mallam Mohammed Ibrahim, former Director General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) and NTA.

Chief Raymond Dokpesi, founder DAAR Communications and Mr Michael Ajegbo, founder, Minaj Broadcasting, Obosi, will also be celebrated for their contributions to the growth of broadcasting in Nigeria/

Posthumous awards will be given to Ambassador Segun Olusola, Mr Mike Enahoro, Alhaji Dahiru Modibbo and Mr Kunle Olasope, for their meritorious contributions to the broadcast industry.

The awards ceremony will be broadcast live at 6:30pm West Africa time on Wednesday on Africa Magic Family available on DStv and GOtv, NTA, AIT, Channels TV, TVC, Arise TV, Liberty TV, Silverbird TV and other BON member stations.

Writing by Chinasa Ossai; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu