Nigerian family entertainment channel WapTV has been named the outstanding indigenous TV channel of the year at the 2022 edition of the Marketing Edge Awards, which took place this month in Lagos.
The news comes shortly after the channel received awards for the Best Family Entertainment TV Channel at the Kaduna International Film Festival, and Indigenous TV Station of the Year at the Top Society Man of the Year Awards.
Wale Adenuga, MD of WapTV, said: “We are nothing without our viewers. When we became the first TV channel with presenters speaking 100% Pidgin English, it was out of a need to reach the majority of Nigerians across various educational levels, socio-economic classes, language and other differences.
“We appreciate the millions of viewers who watch our channel on satellite TV daily, as well as the over 500,000 subscribers on our YouTube channel – waptvchannel – which accumulates over 2.8 million views monthly.”
WapTV airs on DStv 262, StarTimes 116, GOtv 102, FreeTV 751, Play 275, MyTV and shows the best of TV dramas, comedy series, Nigerian movies (English, Yoruba, Igbo, and Hausa), reality shows, events, music videos, celebrity interviews, cooking shows, religious broadcasts, educational content, talkshows and entertainment news.