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BEHOLD!  Winners at 6th Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA)

It was fun, frills and thrills on Saturday February 27, 2016, as broadcasters from  South-West, South-East and Lagos stormed  the Grand Ballroom of  Barcelona Hotel, Abuja for the much talked about sixth edition of the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards.

His Excellency, Honorable Rotimi Amaechi, the honorable minister for Transportation bagged Most Media Friendly Politician while veteran broadcasters, Olusesan Ekisola and Mani Onumonu were inducted in the Nigerian Broadcaster Hall of Fame.
The event that was chaired by the Honorable minister for Communication, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, saw elder Sunny Okogwu honored for his immeasurable Contributions to the development of the Nigerian media industry and his excellence in public service and unwavering involvement in corporate social responsibility.
 However, Dr Ahmed Tijjani who has been playing the role of patron, was confirmed as the Grand Patron of the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards.
The vent was hosted by the famous TV celebrity couple Isaac and Nneka Moses. The super duo of Goge Africa fame was also inducted in the Nigerian Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Below is the full list of winners at NBMA 2015.

1-Best TV Station of the Year (NATIONAL
2-Best TV Station (REGIONAL) (Viewer’s Choice)
– ITV (Benin)
3-Best TV Channel (Viewer’s Choice) 

– Liberty TV


4-Best Indigenous TV Channel (Viewers Choice) ()
– Liberty TV (Hausa)
5-Best Entertainment Channel (Africa) (Viewer’s Choice)
6- Best TV Station with the widest coverage
7-Best Entertainment Channel (International) (Viewer’s Choice) 
a- Planet Radio TV (PRTV)
8-TV Channel with Best News coverage
– TVC News (Nigeria/Africa)
9-TV Station with Best Creative Innovation
– Ancient of Days TV
10- TV Channel with Best Station Imaging.
– EbonyLife TV
11-TV Channel with Best Coverage of Live Events
– Channels TV


12-Best New TV Station/Channel.
– Wazobia TV
13-Most Watched TV Channel of the Year (Viewers Choice)
–   TVC
1-Best Radio Station (Lagos)
-Radio Continental
2-Best Radio Station (North)
– WE FM (Abuja)

3-Best Radio Station (South-West)
– Splash FM (Ibadan)

4-Best Radio Station (South-East)
– Radio Sapientia (Onitsha)
5-Best Radio Station (SOUTH-SOUTH)
– KU FM (Benin)
6-Radio Station with Best News Coverage – (National)
– Hot FM
7-Radio Station with Best News Coverage – (North)
– Nigeria Info (Abuja)
8-Radio Station with Best News Coverage – (South-West)
–  Space FM (Ibadan)
9-Radio Station with Best News Coverage – (South-East)
– Magic FM (Aba)
10-Radio Station with Best News Coverage – (South-South)
– Wave FM (Port Harcourt)
11-Best New Radio Station
Criteria: Station must be relatively new and be regarded as innovative and fast-rising. Radio Station with Best Creative Innovation
– Lagelu FM (Ibadan)
12-Radio Channel with Best Station Imaging.
– City FM                                             25003

13-Radio Station with Best Creative Innovation 

-Inspiration FM (Ibadan)
1-Best Indigenous Radio Station (South-West) (Yoruba/Pidgin) (Listener’s Choice) (Criteria: Listenership and coverage)
– Fresh FM (Ibadan)
2-Best Indigenous Radio Station (North) (Hausa) (Listener’s Choice)
– Freedom Radio (Kano)


3-Best Indigenous Radio Station (East) (Igbo/pidgin) (Listener’s Choice)
a- Odenigbo FM,(Obosi)
1-Best Newscaster (TV) Male
Sam Odion Bello (AIT)
2-Best Newscaster (TV) Female
– Azeezat Olaoluwa (TVC)
3-Best TV News Reporter
Best Mbiere (Independent Television)
4-Best Radio Newscaster (English) Male
-Abdolfatai Otori (Kapital FM Abuja)


5-Best Radio Newscaster (English) Female
-Enoh Ogbevire (Nigeria Info FM PH)


6-Best Newscaster Pidgin/Igbo
-Ben10 – Wazobia FM PH
7-Best Newscaster Yoruba
– Kola Ladoke (Splash FM,Ibadan)
8-Best Newscaster Hausa
– Salisu Umar Abdullahi a.k.a Salinger
1-Best Pay Satellite/Digital TV channel provider 
9-Pay Satellite/ Digital TV channel provider with Best Technical Innovation
1-Best Voice-over Artiste
– Collins Teke (Inspiration FM, Ibadan)

2-Producer of the Year

– Nneka Luke (Democracy In Practice on Liberty TV)
3-Cameraman of the Year
– Godwin Nwachukwu (TVC)
4-Best Studio Engineer                                    
– Rasheed Oniyangi (Liberty TV)

5-Best Programme Director                  
– Tope Oshin Ogun (Tinsel)
6- Best Visual Editor                            
– Oladimeji Peter Solomon (TVC)
1- Presenter Extraordinaire. (Viewers /Listeners Choice)
– Yinka Ayefele (Fresh FM, Ibadan)


2- Nigerian Broadcaster of the year (Male) (People’s Choice)
– Dapo Aruwajoye- TVC


3- Nigerian Broadcaster of the year-Female. (People’s Choice)
-Abimbola Oloko (LTV 8)

4- African Broadcaster of the Year –Male (People’s Choice)
– Jake Okechukwu Effoduh
5- African Broadcaster of the Year –Female
– Peace Hyde (Ghana)
6- Sexiest On-Air Personality- Male (Viewers /Listeners Choice)
– Terry Ikumi, (Kapital FM,Abuja)
7- Sexiest On-Air Personality-Female
– Gloria Maduka
H-Late Ambassador Segun Olusola Categories (NBMA 1st Grand-Patron)
1- Actor of the Year 
– Alex Okubo (AY crib)

2- Actress of the Year (Viewers Choice)
– Iretiola Doyle (Dowry
3- Artiste of the Year-Male

– Olamide
4- Artiste of the Year-Female

– Yemi Alade
5-Humanitarian Award-
– Maryam Awaisu (Sickle Cell Awareness)
6-Entertainment Writer of the Year
– Victor Akande (The Nation Newspaper)
7- Newspaper/Magazine of the year
The Punch Newspapers
1- Best Campus Radio Station
– GOuni Radio (Enugu)


2- Best Campus Radio Presenter
– Hyginus Ezeamadi (UnizikFM)

3- Best Online Radio Channel
– Unleashthe80s

4- Best Online TV Channel
d- Pulse TV (Nigeria)
5- Website/blog of the year
– Saharareporters


1- Best Entertainment program on TV
– Hitlist N Cruzzing

2- Best TV Series
– Super Story
ii- Comedy
– Do Good

3- Best Talk Show on TV
– Rubbin’ Minds
4- Best TV Reality Show
– Tecno Own The Stage
5- Best Brands/Business/ Food/Technology programme on TV (Viewer’s Choice)
– The Money Show (AIT)
6- Best Sports program on TV
– Sports Splash (LTV 8)

7- Longest Running TV Programme of the year.
– News Line (NTA)

8- Best Kiddies/Youth Programme of the Year TV
– Nnena and Friends (WapTv)
9- Best TV Community Access programme. (Viewer’s Choice).
– On The Street (TVC)
1- Best Community Access programme on Radio. (Viewers /Listeners Choice).

– Kubanji Direct (Radio Continental)

2- Best Radio Program Presenter (s) Educational/Health/Human Interest
– Sweet Mandy ( Here & Now on Blaze FM Anambra)
3- Best Kiddies/Youth Programme of the Year Radio
– Box of Goodies (Radio Continental)
1- Outstanding TV presenter (Entertainment/Talk Show) (Male)

– Ebuka Obi Uchendu (Rubbin’ Minds)
2- Outstanding TV presenter (Entertainment/Talk Show) (Female)
– Olayemi Ogunwole (Honypot) (TVC Entertainment)

3- Most Promising Young Presenter (TV/Radio)
– Ehis (MTVBase)
4- Outstanding Sportscaster on TV (Male)
– Austin Okon-Akpan (Channels TV)
5- Outstanding Sportscaster on TV/Radio (Female)
a- Kibati Bankole (Freelance Radio/TV
6- Best Sports analyst/commentator     
– Biola Kazeem

7- Red Carpet Host of the Year
i- Male
– Denrele Edun

ii- Female
– Yvonne Vixen Ekwere

1-Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (Morning Ride (5am-11am)
– Booboo (Radio Continental)
2- Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Midday/Lunch Hour (11am-4pm)
– Lady O Mary (Radio Continental ,Lagos)
3- Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Drive Time (4pm-8pm)
– Osam (Naija FM)
4- Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Night cruise (8pm-5am)
– Charles Dallas ( Inspiration FM)

1-Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) Morning Ride (5am-11am)
– Stanley Bentu (WE FM Abuja

2- Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) Midday/Lunch Hour (11am-4pm)
– Daniel Ayaka (D’ Talk)     (Cool FM, Kano)


3-Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Drive time 4pm-8pm)
– Kayla Dominica Megwa (WE FM, Abuja)
4- Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Night cruise (8pm-5am)
 FEMID AMELE (Nigeria Info, Abuja)
1- Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Morning Ride (5am-11am)
– Oludolapo Adewale (Breeze FM, Ondo)

2-Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Midday/Lunch Hour (11am-4pm)
Collins Teke (Inspiration FM,Ibadan)

3-Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Drive time (4pm-8pm)
– Rolake Bello (Fresh FM Ibadan)
4-Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) Night cruise (8pm-5am)
– Dotun Amosun aka Soul (Fresh FM, Ibadan)
1- Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Morning Ride 5am-11am)
– Jude Thomas Dawam ( Dream FM Enugu)


2- Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Midday/Lunch Hour 11am-4pm)
– Lorenzo Menakaya (Lion FM, Enugu)


3- Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Drive time (4pm-8pm)
– Gloria Orji-Emodi (Dream FM)
1- Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Morning Ride 5am-11am)
– Cheezy Charles (KU FM, Benin)
2- Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Midday/Lunch Hour (11am-4pm)
– Kiki Mordi (KU FM, Benin)


4- Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Drive time (4pm-8pm)
– Mr. Juicy Juix ( KU FM, Benin)

5- Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) Night cruise (8pm-5am)
-Iyes (Cool FM, PH)
1- Outstanding Sportscaster on Radio (Male) (Lagos)
– Mighty George (Radio Continental)


2- Best Sportscaster on Radio (Female) (Lagos)
– Ogechukwukanma Ogwo (Brilla FM)


3- Best Sportscaster on Radio (North- West-East-South)
b- OLADAPO OKUNUBI (Inspiration FM, Ibadan)
1- Best Indigenous Presenter (Male) South-West (Yoruba/Pidgin)
– Adeolu Gboyega (Orange FM, Akure)
2-Best Indigenous Presenter (Female) South-West (Yoruba/Pidgin)
– Princess Uvbi (Wazobia TV)
3-Best Indigenous Presenter (Male) South-East-North Igbo/Pidgin
– MC Akonuche (Blaze FM)
4-Best Indigenous Presenter (Female) South-East-North Igbo/ Pidgin
– Lady G (Wazobia FM, Abuja)
5-Best Indigenous Presenter (Male) North Hausa/Pidgin)
– Ibrahim Yunus (Unity FM Jos)


6-Best Indigenous Presenter (Female) North Hausa/Pidgin
– Elizabeth Anche (KSMC FM, Kaduna)


1. Best Nigerian DJ (Listeners Choice)

DJ Gav Pop (Splash FM Ibadan)
2-Best Nigeria VDJ (Viewer’s Choice)
– DJ Bobbi (Soundcity)










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