Channels TV wins top NMMA gong
Nigerian broadcaster Channels TV has been named TV station of the year at the Nigeria Media Merit Awards (NMMA), marking the 12th time the network has received the honour, reports Gabriella Opara.
Channels TV assistant general manager Kingsley Uranta accepted the award on behalf of Channels Media Group, after the TV station was announced as the winner by the emcee of the event, Gbenga Adeyinka.
Also bagging an award at the ceremony was Channels TV presenter Gimba Umar, who was named television newscaster of the year.
Channels TV, which received its first NMMA in 2000, has a viewing audience of more than 20 million, locally and internationally.
The NMMAs are held annually to celebrate and recognise media excellence in the country. This year’s event was attended by dignitaries and top media personalities including Nigeria’s minister of information & culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and the chairman of the Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria, John Momoh.