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.
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.
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.
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.