Winners Of 2016 Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards

Television Continental (TVC) emerges Best TV Station of the Year at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA).

News anchor, Azeezat Olaoluwa won the Best Female Broadcaster award while Godwin Nwachukwu won the Best Cameraman at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards.

TVC won the Best TV On the Street and the Most Watched Television; it also won the Best TV station of the Year.

Best Video Editor award went to Solomon Oladimeji.

In the radio category, Mary Alimi won of Radio Continental won the Outstanding Presenter; Honeypot while Kubanji Direct, a programme on Radio Continental won the the Best Community Radio Show.

Otobong Nkanga Wins Yanghyun Foundation Artist Award [2015]

A Nigerian fine artist, Otobong Nkanga, has emerged the first African to win the Yanghyun Foundation Artist Award in Seoul, Korea.

Ms. Nkanga was selected for her outstanding creativity in media and motivational photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and video.

While selecting Ms. Nkanga’s work, the panel declared:

“In Nkanga’s work, the landscape is a sounding board for ideas, stories and memories, evoking an awareness of our connection with natural resources and its challenging histories.

Her installations are imaginative and emotive, but also earthly: they represent our relationship with the world. We are greatly impressed by the intensity, depth and variety of Nkanga’s body of work.”

Announcing the award, the foundation’s director, Eunyoung Choi, noted that Mrs. Nkanga’s trans-categorical artistic practice was defined by her ability to pervade the complex layers of human and natural traces left in material objects and landscapes.

The foundation awards its winning artist with a cash price prize, and the opportunity to hold a full solo exhibition at one of the world’s most renowned galleries or museums as chosen by the winner within three years of receiving the prize.

The Yanghyun Prize was established in 2008 as the first international art prize by a Korean institution.

Its key aim is to acknowledge and support outstanding mid-career artists by offering a global stage for exhibiting their work.

Past recipients are Cameron Jamie, an American (2008), Isa Genzken, from Germany (2009), Jewyo Rhii, a South Korean (2010), Akram Zaatari, a Lebanese (2011), Abraham Cruzvillegas, a Mexican (2012), Rivane Neuenschwander, Brasil (2013) and Apitchapong Weerasethakul, also a Lebanese (2014).

Ms. Otobong Nkanga receives the Yanghyun Foundation Artist Award at the National Museum of the country in Seoul.