Johnson, Ngwato join Int’l Emmys jury

By Content Nigeria reporter
June 23, 2023

Mbuotidem Johnson and Thabile Ngwato

Mbuotidem Johnson, founder of Lagos-based Basement Animation, and Thabile Ngwato, CEO of Ngwato Nkosi Group, parent company of Newzroom Afrika, have been appointed as jurors for the International Emmy Awards.

The New York-based International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which recognises excellence in television production produced outside the US and owns the International Emmy Awards, welcomed members from more than a dozen countries.

Basement Animation is behind toons such as social issues-themed Tosin’s Story, Halima’s Vote and Emeka’s Money, while Newzroom Afrika is a South African 24-hour digital satellite television news channel broadcast across Africa on pay TV platform DStv.

Johnson said: “I am delighted to announce my official election into the prestigious International Emmy Awards. It is an honour to be recognised among the industry’s finest to join this esteemed community of television professionals. I look forward to contributing to the Academy’s mission of advancing excellence in television worldwide.”

The 51st edition of the International Emmys takes place this November in New York City.

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