TOMORROW, June 28, all roads will lead to Nondon Hotels, Enugu, venue for the maiden edition of the 2019 Southeast Media Amazons Awards and launching of the Amazon Journal, organised by the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Southeast zone C.
A release by the vice president of the zone, Comrade Chibota Edozie stated that the event was primarily aimed at recognising the efforts of female journalists who have contributed to the growth of the profession in the zone.
“These awards are meant to honour some southeast female journalists that have contributed immensely, not just to the journalism profession but also the southeast in general,” she said.
According to the VP, the
awardees include; the Governor of Enugu State, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who has shown great support to journalists in Enugu State and in the southeast in general, Senator, representing Abia North Senatorial Zone, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, publisher of the Sun and New Telegraph titles for distinguishing himself through investments in the media industry.
Other awardees are; owner of HOT FM, Abuja , Mrs. Chris Anyanwu, former Secretary General of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, Angela Agoawike, Maureen Chigbo, Dame Unoaku Ekwegbalu, first female journalist from southeast to be a member of the Central Working Committee (CWC), of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Grace Nnadozie, Kande Daniel, two former vice presidents of the zone, Comrades Ngozi Ihekere and Chieso Aninwagwa and the first vice president of the zone, comrade Nkasi Akuma, among others.
Comrade Grace Nnadozie, Kande Daniel, two former vice presidents of the zone, Comrades Ngozi Ihekere and Chieso Aninwagwa and the first vice president of the zone, comrade Nkasi Akuma, among others.
However, the association will present a post-humus award to former Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Anambra State council,the late Mrs Tochukwu Udoji-Omelu, who contributed immensely to development of journalism in southeast in particular and Nigeria in general.
The event will feature the crème de la crème in the journalism profession from the southeast zone and beyond and chairpersons and secretaries, as well as members of NAWOJ from the five states of the zone.