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Channels TV Wins Best Nigerian TV Award for the 8th Time



Mr. John Momoh, executive chairman of Channels TV
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Channels TV, the award-winning independent Nigerian broadcaster, is delighted to announce that The Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Media Merit Award Trust has recently awarded it the prestigious “Best Station of The Year Award” for 2013.

The award, which was announced on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at a gala event night held at the Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort in the Ekiti State of Nigeria, is the eighth time that Channels TV has been recognised by the Nigeria Media Merit Award Trust as the country’s best television station.

The Nigeria Media Merit Award Trust is a national platform that aims to build a progressive Nigerian society and serves as the foremost media excellence scheme within the county’s media industry.

Channels TV is one of Nigeria’s 13 independent, free-to-air broadcasters and it previously won the award in 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004 as well as 2008, 2010, 2012 & 2013. 

Mr. John Momoh, executive chairman of Channels TV,  said, “We are absolutely delighted that we have won this award again. Despite having won it many times, the excitement never diminishes. We strive to provide a true, news-led independent voice in Nigeria and we are very happy that this has been recognised again. We are committed to continuing to serve Nigeria and its people with balanced news and entertainment.”

With a growing population of over 160 million people, the Nigerian television media market, including the Nigerian Diaspora, has the potential to lead the transformation of sub-Sahran Africa’s current analogue television industry into a digital content publishing economy worth tens of billions of dollars.

As such, in addition to investing in the right technology, the Nigerian media industry is effectively positioned to foster the television industry’s growth across sub-Saharan Africa as the premium market leader in factual and lifestyle television, which enlightens through entertainment.

Channels TV, in cooperation with its peers in the Nigerian media industry, will continue to support the long-term growth of a strong and dynamic, commercially lucrative, digital content publishing industry spanning all mgenres of television including quality news and current affairs programming.

Nigeria CommunicationsWeek believes that technology makes life more exciting and helps improve the lives of people around Nigeria and indeed the world. So since 2007, we have devoted our energy to independent reportage of technology and how they affect lives.

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#OwnYourJourney: How Wande Coal, Niniola and Skiibi Thrilled Fans At Red Night Party



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The City of Lagos came alive this past weekend as Wande Coal, Niniola and Skiibi performed at national premium lager, Gulder’s  flagship consumer engagement platform, The Red Night Party.

The event, which was held on The 4th of May at the blue roof LTV 8 ground, saw consumers treated to non-stop entertainment as the maiden edition surpassed all possible expectations. The Red Night party was categorized by musical performances, entertaining games, and exciting giveaways.

Brand Manager Gulder, Kolawole Akintimehin prior to the show affirmed that the brand is centered on encouraging it’s esteemed consumers to Own Their Journey. as the event not only does this but ensures they have fun as well. In his words,

“We are excited to kick off the first ever Gulder Red Night Party, ‘The theme of owning your journey is an incentive which will help individuals, and consumers have a good definition of their personal journeys in all spheres of their endeavours, encouraging them to own their journey to success and be the best version of themselves as they journey through life.”

He concluded by adding that, “The Red Night Party is a promise delivered as fans and lovers of entertainment were brought closer to their favourite celebrities, and esteemed consumers were rewarded for their unending loyalty to the brand.”

Host, Bollylomo gained mastery of the audience with an epic anchoring performance which kept the audience at the edge of their seats all night long.

Fans and lovers of music were treated to great performances from the black diamond, Wande Coal as he left the crowd asking for more. The afro pop singer thrilled fun-loving party goers by delivering electrifying performance that lit up the night. His energetic stage performance was amazing, the audience began an unending sing-along from Bumper to Bumper, to You Bad to Iskaba. It was an experience worth witnessing. The audience not wanting to be outdone by the music star took up to the stage to display some energetic dance moves.

There were musical performances from other musical acts, like Skibii and Niniola who equally brought their A-game to the show with their astounding performances.

Gulder beer is renowned for being a staple of the young, bold and courageous Nigerian. Celebrating the daring and brave spirit of modern Nigerians, whilst cheering them on as they go on their quest towards success.

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Burna Boy, Mr Eazi & Aka Nominated For Best International Act @ BET Awards 2019



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BET in Africa, part of the Viacom International Media Networks Africa multimedia entertainment portfolio, today at a press conference in Lagos, announced the local nominations for the BET Awards 2019 taking place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on June 23rd and premiering live across the continent on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) on Monday 24 June at 19:00 WAT.


The awards celebrate the brightest stars across music, television, film, sports, and philanthropy.


The nominees announced in the Best International Act Award category are Nigerian musicians Burna Boy and Mr. Eazi alongside South African Hip Hop rapper AKA.


Also included in the category are Dave and Giggs from the UK with Aya Nakamura and Dosseh from France.


In the fan voted category of Best New International Act is Teniola Apata from Nigeria, Sho Madjodzi from South Africa, Headie One and Octavian from the UK and France’s Jokair and Nesly.


BET will honour the Best International Act in-show, along with the viewer’s choice fan voted category Best New International Act during the live red-carpet pre-show.


Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, BET International Viacom International Media Networks Africa, said “The BET Awards is a powerful platform for celebrating and elevating black excellence from around the world.”  


“We look forward to honouring this year’s Best International Act and Best New International Act during the BET Awards main and surround programming that will broadcast to a global audience.”


The International Act category has honoured previous African winners who have gone on to trailblazer Africa’s culture proudly and become recognisable worldwide for their talent from Nigeria’s 2face and D’banj in 2011 and Wizkid in 2017, Ghana’s Sarkodie and Stonebwoy in 2012 and 2015 respectively and South Africa’s Black Coffee in 2016.


Last year in 2018, for the first time, globally acclaimed Davido emotionally received his BET Best International Act Award live on stage during the global broadcast of the show with South Africa’s Sjava in traditional Zulu regalia receiving his Best New International Act at the live Red-Carpet Show.


In its nineteenth year, the “BET AWARDS” continues its reign as the ultimate platform showcasing the best and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience – celebrating not only the present and future of Black music, but also elevating the culture and being a driving force for social change.


BET Networks recognizes artists, entertainers, and athletes across 20 categories with the 2019 “BET Awards” nominations.


The nominations are selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of fans and an esteemed group of entertainment professionals in the fields of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and the creative arts. Internationally, the show will simulcast for the first-time on BET Africa at 1am WAT on June 24th.


Fans will be able to cast their vote for their favourite Best International Act nominees beginning today on and on both Twitter and Instagram @BET_Africa @BET_TV_FR @BET_Intl using each artist’s designated hashtag

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JayFM Withdraw Charges but Insists NBC Pay Damages over Shutdown



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Jodaj Global Communications, owners of JayFM, a Jos-based private radio station, has withdrawn fresh charges it slammed on the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and Mr. Igomu Onoja, its Jos Zonal Director, for shutting down the station.


It however refused to withdraw the writ of originating summons in which it sought 10 reliefs including an order of the court directing the respondents to pay the applicant the sum of N500 million being the general and exemplary damages for loss of income, business opportunities, inability to execute contractual obligations which it entered into with third parties before the shutdown by the respondents.


The NBC and its Jos Zonal Director had last week agreed for an out-of-court settlement before Justice Musa Kurya of the Federal High Court in Jos.


But the uncertainty allegedly created by the respondents afterwards was said to have prompted lawyers to the applicants to press fresh charges on Tuesday against the regulatory agency and the zonal director.


The defendants were to be arraigned, on Wednesday when Mrs. Hope Olowokere, radio station’s counsel, announced the withdrawal of the fresh charges.


She said: “My lord, we filed a motion exparte yesterday on the 14th May 2019. But we are withdrawing that exparte motion because as we were filling the application, the respondents opened our client’s radio station.


“And my lord, this goes to confirm what we said on the 8th May at the last hearing on the matter that they had approached us for settlement. And my Lord, opening the radio station is on the number eight of our  10 prayers which we sought in the originating summons.


“We believe it is a good step. We therefore want an adjournment to enable us further negotiate on other reliefs sought for in the originating summons.”


The NBC, who was represented in court by its Zonal Director, Mr. Igomu, did not object to the applicant’s submission.


Justice Kurya held that: “In the circumstance, this application is granted as prayed. The applicant’s counsel must play significant role to ensure that the remaining issues are resolved finally in a give and take manner.”


He then adjourned the case to July 1, 2019.


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