BON unveils logo for broadcasters’ award
Just like in the entertainment sector, Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) is appreciating diligent broadcasters with BON Awards in October this year.
Celebrating professionals in the industry after 34 years of its formation, BON will be awarding hard-working men and women in the industry in 13 categories for their contributions to the industry.
The formation of BON followed the convergence of the country’s broadcasters, to cover the All Africa Games in 1973. This was cemented when Nigeria was given the right to host the Festival of Black Arts and Culture in the late 1970s, dubbed FESTAC 77.
The joint efforts of broadcast stations in the coverage of FESTAC 77, again, yielded tremendous success that received international accolades.
BON was formally established in 1988 to serve as a coalition of public and private broadcast stations.
Speaking during the logo unveiling in Victoria Island, Lagos, Chairman, BON, John Ugbe, said the organisation had been involved in efforts to build national unity, sustain democratic governance, through fair and balanced coverage of electioneering and elections.
On the award, he said: “Having noted the need to motivate media practitioners responsible for daily information dissemination, public enlightenment and entertainment, BON, we have decided to recognise and reward them for their excellence.
“BON is, therefore, organising The Nigerian Broadcasting Awards (TNBA) to recognise and reward excellence in the broadcast media industry. The aim of TNBA is to embody international awards for outstanding achievement in television and radio, distinguished achievement and meritorious service in broadcasting among others.”
Head of the Steering Committee/President of Silverbird Group, Guy Murray-Bruce, said: “We are going to pay homage to people who have worked tirelessly in radio and television across the nation; many listen to the radio and watch TV but forget the people who put in the work. So, this is an opportunity to celebrate them in a room full of people. We want to celebrate excellence in the industry.”