Ahaoma Kanu of NVS Wins CNN Award

Ahaoma Kanu Wins The Tourism Award At CNN Multichoice African Journalist Awards 2012

Ahaoma Kanu, from Nigeria, has been awarded the Tourism Award, presented by CNN’s Errol Barnett, at this year’s CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 Awards ceremony.

Ahaoma, who works for National Daily Newspaper, Nigeria and is a regular contributor to NigeriaVillageSquare.com, won for his story ‘Badagry: A Walk Through the Slave Route’, which was chosen from among 1799 entries from 42 nations across the African continent.

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The TOURISM AWARD, presented by CNN’s Errol Barnett goes to Ahaoma Kanu National Daily Newspaper, Nigeria

The Awards, which rotate location each year in tribute to their pan-African credentials, were held at a Gala ceremony hosted by CNN and MultiChoice at Auditorium Hall, Government Complex Convention Centre, Lusaka, Zambia this evening, Saturday 21 July and were broadcast live on ZNBC.

Member of the judging panel, CNN Bureau Chief, South Africa, Kim Norgaard said: “Ahaoma Kanu tells a familiar story on the horrific slave trade museum at Badagry but with his writing he is able to bring the reader with him and experience this terrible place with him. Ahoama is not afraid to reveal his emotions and let the reader know when he could no longer keep the tears in. He doesn’t just want to observe this place but tries to experience what it was like to go through this place by asking to wear the chains. A lovely storyteller who brings an awful part of world history to light, and is able to convey the experience to his audience.”

Ahaoma said: “This Award gives me the challenge to go on. I feel my journalism career is just starting. To be on a global stage feels wonderful!”

The CNN MultiChoice competition is now in its 17th year. The prestigious sponsors include: A24 Media; African Development Bank (AfDB); The Coca-Cola Company; Ecobank; Ericsson; Intercontinental Hotel, Lusaka; IPP Media, Tanzania; MSD; Nokia; SuperSport; and UNICEF.

The Awards’ 34 finalists from 12 countries enjoyed an all expenses paid five day programme of workshops, media forums, networking and had the opportunity to see some of the sights of Zambia.

Parisa Khosravi, Senior Vice President for CNN Worldwide in charge of International Newsgathering, said: “The men and women who enter these awards have become part of a community of excellence, representing the very best in journalism and maintaining the highest standards of journalistic integrity. Their resourcefulness and bravery in pursuing the story has my deepest admiration.”

Nico Meyer, CEO MultiChoice Africa, said: “Each year we are amazed at the growing number of entries we receive for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award and we continue to marvel at the growing quality of entries – a great indication of the talent and skills pool in the continent. All tonight’s winners should be very proud of their achievements and we wish them well as they advance to a higher level of global influence. The selfless nature of the trade often displayed in the work done by our journalistic community is once again to be commended and honoured. As MultiChoice we are committed to the empowerment of Africa’s communities, and telling stories of their lives to raise awareness of their plight is commendable. We salute all journalists and tonight’s winners for their contribution to the development of open and democratic societies, creating future hope for generations to come.”

Ways to Watch the African Journalist Awards:

Viewers across the continent and across the world will be able to watch the African Journalist Awards in the following ways:

  • M-Net will broadcast the ‘Highlights Programme’ of the Award Ceremony on AfricaMagic on Sunday 29 July
  • Broadcasters in 45 countries on the African continent will be transmitting the ‘Highlights Programme’ during August.
  • Internationally, the ‘Highlights Programme’ will be shown on OBE TV in the UK, The Africa Channel in the United States / UK and on RTP Africa.

The overall CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 wins a substantial cash prize, a visit to CNN Centre in Atlanta, to attend the three week CNN Journalism Fellowship, along with the prize awarded to all category winners, which consists of a laptop computer, printer, Nokia 800 Lumia and a cash prize.

www.cnn.com/africanawards



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Re: [News and Features] Ahaoma Kanu of NVS Wins CNN Award
Agensheku posted on 07-22-2012, 07:39:30 AM
Wishing Ahaoma Kanu more successes in his professional and private lives.
Re: Ahaoma Kanu of NVS Wins CNN Award
Anwulika posted on 07-22-2012, 09:19:28 AM
Congratulations!
Re: Ahaoma Kanu of NVS Wins CNN Award
Marin posted on 07-22-2012, 11:09:22 AM
Congratulations Ahaoma
[News and Features] Ahaoma Kanu of NVS Wins CNN Award
NVS posted on 07-22-2012, 11:25:45 AM
Ahaoma Kanu Wins The Tourism Award At CNN Multichoice African Journalist Awards 2012

Ahaoma Kanu, from Nigeria, has been awarded the Tourism Award, presented by CNN's Errol Barnett, at this year's CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 Awards ceremony.

Ahaoma, who works for National Daily Newspaper, Nigeria and is a regular contributor to NigeriaVillageSquare.com, won for his story 'Badagry: A Walk Through the Slave Route', which was chosen from among 1799 entries from 42 nations across the African continent.

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The TOURISM AWARD, presented by CNN's Errol Barnett goes to Ahaoma Kanu National Daily Newspaper, Nigeria

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The Awards, which rotate location each year in tribute to their pan-African credentials, were held at a Gala ceremony hosted by CNN and MultiChoice at Auditorium Hall, Government Complex Convention Centre, Lusaka, Zambia this evening, Saturday 21 July and were broadcast live on ZNBC.

Member of the judging panel, CNN Bureau Chief, South Africa, Kim Norgaard said: "Ahaoma Kanu tells a familiar story on the horrific slave trade museum at Badagry but with his writing he is able to bring the reader with him and experience this terrible place with him. Ahoama is not afraid to reveal his emotions and let the reader know when he could no longer keep the tears in. He doesn't just want to observe this place but tries to experience what it was like to go through this place by asking to wear the chains. A lovely storyteller who brings an awful part of world history to light, and is able to convey the experience to his audience."

Ahaoma said: "This Award gives me the challenge to go on.*I feel my journalism career is just starting.*To be on a global stage feels wonderful!"

The CNN MultiChoice competition is now in its 17th year. The prestigious sponsors include: A24 Media; African Development Bank (AfDB); The Coca-Cola Company; Ecobank; Ericsson; Intercontinental Hotel, Lusaka; IPP Media, Tanzania; MSD; Nokia; SuperSport; and UNICEF.*

The*Awards' 34 finalists*from 12 countries enjoyed*an all expenses paid five day programme of workshops, media forums,*networking and had*the opportunity to see some of the sights of*Zambia.*

Parisa Khosravi, Senior Vice President for CNN Worldwide in charge of International Newsgathering, said: "The men and women who enter these awards have become part of a community of excellence, representing the very best in journalism and maintaining the highest standards of journalistic integrity. Their resourcefulness and bravery in pursuing the story has my deepest admiration."

Nico Meyer, CEO MultiChoice Africa, said: "Each year we are amazed at the growing number of entries we receive for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award and we continue to marvel at the growing quality of entries - a great indication of the talent and skills pool in the continent. All tonight's winners should be very proud of their achievements and we wish them well as they advance to a higher level of global influence. The selfless nature of the trade often displayed in the work done by our journalistic community is once again to be commended and honoured. As MultiChoice we are committed to the empowerment of Africa's communities, and telling stories of their lives to raise awareness of their plight is commendable. We salute all journalists and tonight's winners for their contribution to the development of open and democratic societies, creating future hope for generations to come."

Ways to Watch the African Journalist Awards: *

Viewers across the continent and across the world will be able to watch the African Journalist Awards in the following ways:

M-Net will broadcast the 'Highlights Programme' of the Award Ceremony on AfricaMagic on Sunday 29 July
Broadcasters in 45 countries on the African continent will be transmitting the 'Highlights Programme' during August.
Internationally, the 'Highlights Programme' will be shown on OBE TV in the UK, The Africa Channel in the United States / UK and on RTP Africa.
The overall CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 wins a substantial cash prize, a visit to CNN Centre in Atlanta, to attend the three week CNN Journalism Fellowship, along with the prize awarded to all category winners, which consists of a laptop computer, printer, Nokia 800 Lumia and a cash prize.*

www.cnn.com/africanawards



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JUDGES' CITATIONS & PHOTOS FOR ALL WINNERS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

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Re: Ahaoma Kanu of NVS Wins CNN Award
Nijalaw posted on 07-22-2012, 11:25:45 AM


Ahaoma Kanu Wins The Tourism Award At CNN Multichoice African Journalist Awards 2012



Ahaoma Kanu, from Nigeria, has been awarded the Tourism Award, presented by CNN’s Errol Barnett, at this year’s CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 Awards ceremony.



Ahaoma, who works for National Daily Newspaper, Nigeria and is a regular contributor to NigeriaVillageSquare.com, won for his story ‘Badagry: A Walk Through the Slave Route’, which was chosen from among 1799 entries from 42 nations across the African continent.



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The TOURISM AWARD, presented by CNN’s Errol Barnett goes to Ahaoma Kanu National Daily Newspaper, Nigeria





The Awards, which rotate location each year in tribute to their pan-African credentials, were held at a Gala ceremony hosted by CNN and MultiChoice at Auditorium Hall, Government Complex Convention Centre, Lusaka, Zambia this evening, Saturday 21 July and were broadcast live on ZNBC.



Member of the judging panel, CNN Bureau Chief, South Africa, Kim Norgaard said: “Ahaoma Kanu tells a familiar story on the horrific slave trade museum at Badagry but with his writing he is able to bring the reader with him and experience this terrible place with him. Ahoama is not afraid to reveal his emotions and let the reader know when he could no longer keep the tears in. He doesn’t just want to observe this place but tries to experience what it was like to go through this place by asking to wear the chains. A lovely storyteller who brings an awful part of world history to light, and is able to convey the experience to his audience.”



Ahaoma said: “This Award gives me the challenge to go on. I feel my journalism career is just starting. To be on a global stage feels wonderful!”



The CNN MultiChoice competition is now in its 17th year. The prestigious sponsors include: A24 Media; African Development Bank (AfDB); The Coca-Cola Company; Ecobank; Ericsson; Intercontinental Hotel, Lusaka; IPP Media, Tanzania; MSD; Nokia; SuperSport; and UNICEF.



The Awards’ 34 finalists from 12 countries enjoyed an all expenses paid five day programme of workshops, media forums, networking and had the opportunity to see some of the sights of Zambia.



Parisa Khosravi, Senior Vice President for CNN Worldwide in charge of International Newsgathering, said: “The men and women who enter these awards have become part of a community of excellence, representing the very best in journalism and maintaining the highest standards of journalistic integrity. Their resourcefulness and bravery in pursuing the story has my deepest admiration.”



Nico Meyer, CEO MultiChoice Africa, said: “Each year we are amazed at the growing number of entries we receive for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award and we continue to marvel at the growing quality of entries – a great indication of the talent and skills pool in the continent. All tonight’s winners should be very proud of their achievements and we wish them well as they advance to a higher level of global influence. The selfless nature of the trade often displayed in the work done by our journalistic community is once again to be commended and honoured. As MultiChoice we are committed to the empowerment of Africa’s communities, and telling stories of their lives to raise awareness of their plight is commendable. We salute all journalists and tonight’s winners for their contribution to the development of open and democratic societies, creating future hope for generations to come.”



Ways to Watch the African Journalist Awards:



Viewers across the continent and across the world will be able to watch the African Journalist Awards in the following ways:




  • M-Net will broadcast the ‘Highlights Programme’ of the Award Ceremony on AfricaMagic on Sunday 29 July


  • Broadcasters in 45 countries on the African continent will be transmitting the ‘Highlights Programme’ during August.




  • Internationally, the ‘Highlights Programme’ will be shown on OBE TV in the UK, The Africa Channel in the United States / UK and on RTP Africa.



The overall CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 wins a substantial cash prize, a visit to CNN Centre in Atlanta, to attend the three week CNN Journalism Fellowship, along with the prize awarded to all category winners, which consists of a laptop computer, printer, Nokia 800 Lumia and a cash prize.



www.cnn.com/africanawards



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Re: Ahaoma Kanu of NVS Wins CNN Award
Uzuk posted on 07-22-2012, 13:20:14 PM
Whoever Ahaoma Kanu is, please accept my congrats.
But I had always believed that Ahaoma Kanu is Big-K, until Big-K's congratulation message here. Forgive this JJC!!
Re: Ahaoma Kanu of NVS Wins CNN Award
Bode Eluyera posted on 07-22-2012, 17:07:06 PM
ON THE NEED TO APPRECIATE OUR PEOPLE FIRST - BEFORE FOREIGNERS DO!!!

CHARITY SHOULD BEGIN AT HOME!!!

While I join others in congratulating Mr. Ahaoma Kanu for winning CNN award, at the same time, I feel very inconvenient aboutb the fact that we appreciate our people after they have been recognised and decorated by foreign organizations. Why do we need to wait for CNN to give Mr. Kanu an award before recognizing, appreciating and celebrating him? Why can't Africans set up by themselves these kind of bodies/organizations that will celebrate the best of the best among us? This is just part of our inferiority complex.And it's really very unfortunate.

Furthermore, honestly speaking, personally, I have always regarded all these international awards not only with suspicion and scepticism, but also as an attempt by Western countries to influence policies, decision makers and influential people in general. In the lights of this, I always take these awards with a pinch of salt. This is not in any way meant to devalue Mr. Kanu's contributions to journalism. However, I will have appreciated the award much more if it had come from an African organization made up reputed African journalists, writers like Prof. Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Osofisan etc.
Re: Ahaoma Kanu of NVS Wins CNN Award
Auspicious posted on 07-22-2012, 17:12:53 PM
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To the man with a gentle, giving spirit (my guess)

I say, many hearty congratulations!
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Re: Ahaoma Kanu of NVS Wins CNN Award
Bode Eluyera posted on 07-22-2012, 17:34:49 PM
QUOTE:
ON THE NEED TO APPRECIATE OUR PEOPLE FIRST - BEFORE FOREIGNERS DO!!!

CHARITY SHOULD BEGIN AT HOME!!!

While I join others in congratulating Mr. Ahaoma Kanu for winning CNN award, at the same time, I feel very inconvenient aboutb the fact that we appreciate our people after they have been recognised and decorated by foreign organizations. Why do we need to wait for CNN to give Mr. Kanu an award before recognizing, appreciating and celebrating him? Why can't Africans set up by themselves these kind of bodies/organizations that will celebrate the best of the best among us? This is just part of our inferiority complex.And it's really very unfortunate.

Furthermore, honestly speaking, personally, I have always regarded all these international awards not only with suspicion and scepticism, but also as an attempt by Western countries to influence policies, decision makers and influential people in general. In the lights of this, I always take these awards with a pinch of salt. This is not in any way meant to devalue Mr. Kanu's contributions to journalism. However, I will have appreciated the award much more if it had come from an African organization made up reputed African journalists, writers like Prof. Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Osofisan etc.


THOSE AWARDS ARE NOT FREE!!!

THEY COME WITH A COST!!!


All these foreign awards are meant mainly to promote their products, services and a big Public Relations. It was the same CNN that INTENTIONALLY fed the whole world news about the nuclear arms in Iraq, how Muammar Gaddafi was murdering his own people to justify the military intervention of the Americans, British and French in order to topple and murder Saddam Hussein and Muamar Gaddafi. There are exterior motives by companies/firms like CNN, BBC to all these awards to Africans. The other day too, another so called international award was won by Pius Adesanmi(in South Africa if I am not mistaken) and it was really disgusting watching the a white/yellow woman handing it to him. Do we need the Nobel laureatte committee to give Prof. Wole Soyinka the Nobel prize in literature in 1986 before we know that he is a genius? And does it mean that others that have won the Nobel laureatte in literature are better than Prof. Chinua Achebe who is yet to win it? Personally, if I were to be the governor, president or at the helms of affairs in an organization/company, I will definitely ban my surbodinates from accepting any prize from companies/organizations until after the end of their service - unless it's from a professional NGO/body. These awards are greek gifts. And from the professional and ethical points of view, I think that it's totally wrong and unacceptable for a news media like CNN to give an award to a journalist from another news media. Once they give you their awards and prizes, they not only use you to advertize their services, products and boost their image/status, but you are as well under their influence - directly or indirectly. They might even go as far as recruting you as a spy to pass on information to them. What we need to know is that all these awards from foreign companies and organizations are not free. They come with a cost. The key is in knowing THE HIDDEN COST prize.



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Re: Ahaoma Kanu of NVS Wins CNN Award
Anioma777 posted on 07-22-2012, 19:27:55 PM
Ebube Dike!!!!!

Congratulations Ahaoma Kanu
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