THE sixth Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA) took place in Abuja over the weekend amidst a flurry of excitement and anticipation. Due to the introduction of an SMS Shortcode system for voting, votes took the lion’s share of 60 per cent, while research, survey and agency reports were responsible for 40 per cent of the final result for this year.
By far the most hotly contested category was ‘The African Broadcaster of the Year’ female people’s choice category, which saw Ghana’s Peace Hyde emerge as the winner. The Forbes Africa Correspondent and Media Personality won against heavy weights like South Africa’s Bonang Matheba, Nigeria’s Dolapo Oni and Stephanie Coker.
Voted as one of the top 50 most influential people in Ghana, Peace Hyde is the founder of a leading education and entrepreneurship brand, Aim Higher Africa for which she was recently awarded the ‘Young CEO Global Leader’ award. She has also been recently nominated for ‘International Business Woman of the Year’ and ‘Business Woman of the year’ categories in the prestigious Women 4 Africa award-taking place in May this year in London.
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