file:///Users/michael.orie/Desktop/Adesina.jpgThe Editor and Deputy Editor in-Chief of The Guardian, Mr. Debo Adesina has won the Dele Giwa Prize for Best Editor of the Year at the Celebrity Media Awards (CMA), which is aimed at contributing to the development of journalism in Nigeria.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of Media Ace, Olajide Ige, “the awards are to recognize and encourage excellence, professionalism, and deliberative journalism which has come to stay in Nigeria.
The award is open to all Nigerian journalists in print and broadcast media, whose works and reports are focused on people, events and life style with the winners selected through an SMS-based collation.
Celebrating with the winners, former Commissioner for Information Lagos State, Dele Alake, said the award is not to over stretch anybody’s ego or to rub any body’s back but a clarion call to rededication to those lofty principles, ethics and norms.
“ The award is a challenge to perform better, it is not to say I have arrived, because there is an intrinsic value attached to it and the world is expecting a higher standard from you. We need to rededicate ourselves to whatever we need to do to carry everybody along. Let us keep the flag flying as we continue to make our nation proud”
Other winners and categories are: The Best Investigative Award to Ishola Balogun of Vanguard with the story: Woman Deliver seven babies in 11 months .
Best Celebrity Award went to Musikilu Mojeed of Next Newspaper with:Oil minister, her jeweler and their sweetheart .
Best Fashion and Style Magazine Award was won by City People Magazine; Best Showbiz Writer was clinched by Azu Amatus, Entertainment Express; Best Political Reporter (Print) was Oladosu Emmanuel of The Nation; Television, was Austin Okira of AIT; Best Editor (Female) Funke Egbemode, The Sun; The Best Movie Reporter of the year, Juliana Orji, High Society Magazine; The MKO Abiola Prize for Celebrity Magazine was won by City People; Weekend Newspaper Award, Saturday Punch; The Best Online Fashion and Style, Bola Akinboade blog; the Most popular Serial on TV, Super story by Wale Adenuga Production; The Most Popular Television Station, African Independent Television; the Best News Station, Channels Television; the Most Popular on Air Personality, Gbenga Aruleba, AIT; The Best Audience participation programme on TV, Kakaki the African voice, AIT, among others.