The Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria (BON), an association in charge of private and public broadcasters in Nigeria on Tuesday unveiled the logo of the 2022 edition of the ‘Nigerian Broadcasting Awards’.
In his address, Chairman of the Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria, John Ugbe stated that the award is aimed at embodying international awards for outstanding achievement in Television and Radio and distinguished achievement and meritorious service in Broadcasting among others.
He added that the award is not limited to members of BON alone but to all broadcasters.
“There are quite a few categories for which awards will be given across radio and television. Categories for this year’s award include Radio station/ Best Television Station of the Year, Best Radio station-/ Best Television- News in English, Best Radio station/ Best Television-“Indigenous language”, Best Radio/ Best Television station-original production “English”, Best Radio/ Best Television station-original production “Indigenous language”, Best Radio/ Best Television Show-English, Best Radio/ Best Television Show- Indigenous language, Newscaster of the Year- Radio/Television, Reporter of the Year -Radio/Television, (12) Presenter of the Year – Radio/Television amongst others.
Ugbe further said, to achieve a successful Awards, BON at its 76th General Assembly approved the composition of the Awards Steering Committee drawn from public and private broadcast media houses. The Steering Committee is headed by Mr Guy Murray-Bruce, President of Silverbird Group.
“BON has also appointed Strategic Outcomes Limited as the Consultant to the Committee.
Today, BON leadership in conjunction with the Steering Committee is unveiling the process for the awards, as well as the logo of The Nigerian Broadcasting Awards.”
According to the Chairman, BON has been involved in efforts geared toward building national unity, sustaining democratic governance, through fair and balanced coverage of electioneering and elections and serving as a midwife between the government and the governed as assigned to it by the constitution of the Federal Republic.
“BON has through its platforms been at the forefront of contributing towards resolution of critical national issues such as insecurity, health, economic and national stability among others.
“The formation of BON came to be as a result of the broadcast media houses in the country, coming together to cover the ALL AFRICA GAMES that was staged in Nigeria in 1973. While the need to make it a formidable organisation was reinforced when Nigeria was given the right to host the Festival of Black Arts and Culture-FESTAC 77. The joint efforts of broadcast stations in the coverage of FESTAC 77, again yielded tremendous success that received international accolades.
“Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) was formally established in 1988 to serve as a coalition of public and private broadcast stations.
“The organization was duly registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission, as the nation’s umbrella of Terrestrial Radio, Television (TV), Direct-To-Home (DTH) Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) and Multimedia Distribution System (MMDS).
“BON is, therefore, an independent, non-governmental association of all private, public, commercial and community electronic media organisations in Nigeria with more than 300 media houses as members.”
What The Nigerian Broadcasting Award Logo Symbolizes
During the official unveiling of the BON award logo, the organizers stated that the statuette, shaped like a woman on the logo speaks to the fertility of ideas because broadcasting is a profession of ideas developed and implemented by fertile minds.
while the raised hands clutching a star symbolize triumph borne of the excellence that the Nigeria Broadcasting Awards seek to recognize, celebrate and reward.