Frontline International Journalist, Tony Iyare, has won the Lifetime Media Icons Award for “pacesetting contribution and growth of media industry in Nigeria”.
He was named along with other outstanding Journalists – Ovation Publisher, Dele Momodu; Publisher, Africa Today, Kayode Soyinka and Ladi Ayodeji, Managing Director, BMG Promotions haven garnered overwhelming votes from readers of the international newspaper, Naija Standard, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Iyare, a former Media Adviser to Ex-Edo State Governor, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, was voted to receive Nigeria’s Legend Lifetime Political Award 2021 haven received 745,000 votes from readers. Momodu, pioneer Editor, This Day newspaper, who polled 850,000 votes won the Nigeria’s Legend Lifetime Celebrity Award 2021.
Soyinka, former Newswatch Bureau Chief in London, received a vote of 850,000 to clinch the Nigeria’s Legend Lifetime News Reporting Award 2021.
Ayodeji, also a columnist with The Sun, was unanimously awarded Nigeria’s Legend Lifetime Entertainment Award 2021, after he was voted 790,000 by readers.
Gbenga Dan-Asabe was also voted Nigeria’s Best Investigative Journalist of the Year 2021 while Azuh Arinze earned Nigeria’s Most Outstanding Society Journalist of theYear 2021.
The Punch won the Africa’s Most Accessible, Readable Newspaper Award 2021. Channels Television emerged Most Watched Nigeria News Station of theYear. The award of the Best Africa Broadcast Station in the Diaspora was won by BEN Television, London while SAHARA Reporters outshined others to win the coveted Best Anti-Corruption African Blog in the Diaspora.