Jessica Nwalozie Wins Vlisco Fashion Fund 2019 (Nigeria)

27-year-old Jessica Nwalozie, a fashion designer and freelance fashion illustrator has emerged the winner of the Vlisco Fashion Fund 2019 in Nigeria.

The Vlisco Fashion Fund is a contest that launches emerging African fashion designers and their businesses based in Nigeria, DRC Congo, Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast and Ghana, on a global scale.

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Winners Of 28th Diamond Award For Media Excellence (DAME)

Winners have emerged at the 28th Diamond Award for Media Excellence (DAME) which held on 29 December 2019, at Sheraton hotel, Lagos.

According to Lanre Idowu, the Supervising Trustee of DAME while giving an opening remark at the awards:

“The media is an important institution in nation building. DAME awards honour journalists who have distinguished themselves in different areas of the career to represent the best interest of the country.”

The 28th Diamond Award For Media Excellence (DAME) finalists and winners were selected by a team of 15 judges.

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Winners Of 2019 Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA)

Winners have emerged at the 2019 Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA), held at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos on the 15th of December 2019.

The Chairman of the Awards Nominating Panel, Professor Ralph Akinfeleye, said only entries that scored 70 percent and above were qualified for nomination.

The 2019 Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA), is the 27th edition of the awards.

Giving a breakdown of the entries received, the Chairman, Professor Ralph Akinfeleye, said in the print category, there were 457 entrants, who submitted 671 entries across 39 categories.

In the Radio Category, he said there were 29 entrants who submitted 37 entries across the six categories; and in the television category, there were 34 entrants, who submitted 44 entries across the six categories.

According to him, the assessors were delighted that there was an increase in the number of entries, compared to the previous year.

However, he expressed worry that the quality of some of the entries received this year was poor, especially from the prism of investigative journalism.

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