Winners Of 2023 Nestle Nigeria Media Awards

Winners have emerged in the 2023 Nestle Nigeria Media Awards held at the Marriott Hotel, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos.

Chioma Umeha of Independent Newspapers Limited emerged winner of first position in the Best Story on Finance and third position in the Best Story on Community Development categories respectively.

Other winners of awards at the 2023 Nestle Media Awards 2023 include Adekunle Ajayi, also of Independent Newspapers won the first position in the Best Photojournalist Award category.

The rest are: Edet Udoh, Publisher of Revealer Online, Chioma Obinna of the Vanguard Newspaper; Vivian Ihechu of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN); Bonny Amadi of the West Africa Business Newspapers; Odimegwu Onwumere (Best story on women empowerment); Supo Olosunde, Adekunde Ajayi; Usukuma Ntia; Augusta Uchediunor and Rahmatulah Mahmud.

In her opening remarks, Mrs. Victoria Uwadoka, Corporate Communications/Public Affairs Manager at Nestle Nigeria, said the award will continue to honour those who have demonstrated outstanding feats in reporting, investigative journalism, feature writing, etc.

In the words of Mrs. Victoria Uwadoka:

“We are excited to host the 3rd edition of Nestlé Nigeria Media Awards. This platform allows us to acknowledge and appreciate the invaluable role that journalists play in shaping public opinion and driving positive change in our society.

Nestlé Nigeria remains committed to supporting the media industry and promoting the highest standards of journalism. The Media Awards serve as a testament to this commitment, providing a platform for us to highlight and reward the exceptional talent and professionalism of journalists in Nigeria.

‘It is our way to help build skills, and improve our reporting standards to compete globally.”

She said the awards cover categories aligned with Nestlé’s focus areas, including Affordable Nutrition, Environmental Sustainability, Access to Water, Improving Household Incomes, Youth Empowerment, Women Empowerment, Finance, Building Thriving Communities, Agriculture, Nutrition Education for Children and wash, published in print, online or broadcast channels.

Dr. Austin Nweze, a Faculty Member at the Lagos Business School (LBS) who led the Panel of Judges, said the 118 entries received were all wonderful.

Dr. Nweze said the entries gave them a tough time to arrive at the possible winner thereby making the panel of judges resort to looking at grammatical and sentence constructions to select the winners, noting that all the entries were winning entries.

Other members of the judges for the awards were, Oreva Atanya, Rosemary Otalor, and Uwadoka Victoria, the Corporate Communications/Public Affairs Manager at Nestle Nigeria.

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