Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards 2015: Here Are Categories For Nomination

The stage is set for the 2015 Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA) scheduled to take place on Saturday January 23rd 2016.

According to the organizers, here are the competitive categories. You can now start nominating your favorite programmes, On-Air Personalities, radio, tv stations among others.

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You finally got the power, so let’s start as nomination closes on Sunday 8th November, 2015. The categories could be subjected to modification pending the time for voting.

Below are the categories for nomination:

COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES

 TELEVISION STATION/CHANNEL CATEGORIES

  1. Best TV Station of the Year (NATIONAL) (Criteria: Must be transmitting both on terrestrial and satellite/ Digital Channel, production quality and content)
  2. Best TV Station   (REGIONAL) (Viewer’s Choice)
  3.  Best TV Channel (Viewer’s Choice) (Criteria: 24-hour Channel on Pay Satellite/Digital TV, Large viewer-ship and Good content)
  4. Best Indigenous TV Channel (Viewers Choice) (This Category welcomes nomination of indigenous TV channels i.e. Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo on Satellite/ digital stations)
  5. Best Entertainment Channel   (Africa) (Viewer’s Choice) (Criteria): Made in Nigeria/Africa, good content, production quality and running on pay Satellite/Digital Channel)
  6. Best Entertainment Channel (International) (Viewer’s Choice) (Criteria: Import and Export 24 hours channel on pay Satellite/Digital TV, large viewership in Africa)
  7. TV Channel with Best News coverage
  8. TV Station with Best Creative Innovation
  9. TV Channel with Best Station Imaging. This category is designed to recognize excellence in the creation of an overall ‘sound’ for a station or network. To reward creative and effective use of production tools such as liners, jingles, promos and trailers, in establishing and promoting a distinctive on-air station/network identity.
  10. TV Channel with Best Coverage of Live Events
  11. Best New TV Station/Channel Criteria: Station must be relatively new and be regarded as innovative and fast-rising.

 RADIO STATION CATEGORIES

  1. Best Radio Station (Lagos) (Criteria: Production quality, coverage, content and listenership)
  2. Best Radio Station (North)
  3. Best Radio Station (South-West)
  4. Best Radio Station (South-East)
  5. Radio Station with Best News Coverage – (National)
  6. Radio Station with Best News Coverage – (North)
  7. Radio Station with Best News Coverage – (South-West)
  8. Radio Station with Best News Coverage – (South-East)
  9. Best New Radio Station Criteria: Station must be relatively new and be regarded as innovative and fast-rising.
  10. Radio Station with Best Creative Innovation
  11. Radio Channel with Best Station Imaging. This category is designed to recognize excellence in the creation of an overall ‘sound’ for a station or network. To reward creative and effective use of production tools such as liners, jingles, promos and trailers, in establishing and promoting a distinctive on-air station/network identity.

INDIGENOUS TV/RADIO STATION CATEGORIES

  1. Best Indigenous Radio Station   (South-West) (Yoruba/Pidgin) (Listener’s Choice) (Criteria: Listenership and coverage)
  2.  Best Indigenous Radio Station (North) (Hausa)   (Listener’s Choice)
  3.  Best Indigenous Radio Station (East) (Igbo/pidgin)   (Listener’s Choice

 NEWSCASTERS CATEGORIES

  1. Best Newscaster (TV) Male (This is strictly for newscasters of TV stations which transmit both on terrestrial and satellite/Digital channel) (Criteria: diction, poise and fashion sense)
  2. Best Newscaster (TV) Female (This is strictly for newscasters of TV stations which transmit both on terrestrial and satellite/Digital channel) (Criteria: diction, poise and fashion sense)
  3. Best TV News Reporter (Criteria: Consistency, investigative reporting…etc)
  4. Best Radio Newscaster (English) Male
  5. Best Radio Newscaster (English) Female
  6. Best Newscaster   Pidgin/Igbo      
  7. Best Newscaster Yoruba      
  8. Best Newscaster Hausa

 

  • PAY SATELLITE/DIGITAL TELEVISION
  1. Best Pay Digital TV channel provider (Criteria): Services and numbers of ‘quality’ channels)
  2. Pay Digital TV channel provider with Best Technical Innovation (This category seeks to recognize break-through innovations which have directly enhanced the VIEWER experience or significantly changed the business or distribution model to enable radio/TV services and their brands to better serve their audiences and/or find new audiences.)
  3. Pay satellite TV channel provider with Best Creative Innovation This category recognizes editorial innovation in online, mobile, social or other digital platforms and how that innovation adds to the experience of the listener. Innovative use of content generated through platforms such as social media, Website, DTV or mobile has enhanced the on-air editorial of the programme or station that content is associated with, or brought new listening/viewing experiences to Nigerian consumers. This innovation may relate to a regular or one-off broadcast or on-going activity.

 

  • BACKROOM CATEGORIES

(This category welcomes nominees from TV Stations in Sport News, Entertainment and other informative programmes).

  1. Best Voiceover Artiste
  2. Producer of the Year
  3. Cameraman of the Year
  4. Best Studio Engineer
  5. Best Programme Director
  6.  Best Visual Editor

 

  • OAPs/BROADCASTERS CATEGORIES
  1. Presenter Extraordinaire. (Viewers /Listeners Choice) (This category is strictly for physically challenged broadcasters/OAP/Presenter/Producer.
  2.  Nigerian Broadcaster of the year (Male) (People’s Choice) (This category is irrespective of medium (TV/Radio), location and programmes anchor)  Criteria: Most Popular, influential, superior Skill, well- rounded, humorous, decent and very original)
  3.  Nigerian Broadcaster of the year-   Female. (People’s Choice)
  4.  African Broadcaster of the Year –Male (People’s Choice) (This category welcomes nomination of presenters across the globe with programmes on satellite channels; they could come from any part of the country within Africa)
  5. African Broadcaster of the Year –Female
  6.  Sexiest On-Air Personality- Male (Viewers /Listeners Choice) (Criteria: Good body frame, fashion sense, carriage and diction
  7. Sexiest On-Air Personality-Female
  • Late Ambassador Segun Olusola Categories (NBMA 1st Grand-Patron)
  1. Actor of the Year (This is in memory of Late Ambassador Segun Olusola. It’s a ‘Viewers Choice’ award category, and it welcomes nominees from Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa movie genres. Criteria: Popularity, creativity and versatility. The nominees must feature in popular TV drama, soap opera or in high numbers of home videos shown on TV)
  2. Actress of the Year (Viewers Choice) (This is in memory of Late Ambassador Segun Olusola. It’s a ‘Viewers Choice’ award category, and it welcomes nominees from Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa movie genres. Criteria: Popularity, creativity and versatility. The nominees must feature in popular TV drama, soap opera or in high numbers of home videos shown on TV)
  3. Artiste of the Year-Male (This category welcomes nominees with high airplay in the year under review)
  4. Artiste of the Year-Female This category welcomes nominees with high airplay in the year under review)
  5. Humanitarian Award- (This category is strictly for Broadcaster/ OAP/ presenter with self-financed TV/Radio   programme, NGO, event etc that has great influence on people’s life)
  6. Corporate Organization of the year 
  7. Entertainment Writer of the Year
  8. Newspaper/Magazine of the year

 

 

I- CAMPUS/ONLINE CATEGORIES

  1. Best Campus Radio Station
  2. Best Campus Radio Presenter
  3. Best Online Radio Channel
  4.  Best Online TV Channel
  5.  Website/blog of the year

 

 

TV PROGRAMMES CATEGORIES  

  1. Best Entertainment program on TV (Criteria: Must be Syndicated or run on satellite/Digital TV channel, good concept/content, consistency and large viewership)
  2. Best TV Series/Drama
  3. Best Talk Show on TV
  4. Best TV Reality Show
  5. Best Brands/Business/ Food/Technology programme on TV         (Viewer’s Choice)
  6. Best Sports program on TV (Criteria: Must be Syndicated or run on satellite/Digital TV channel, good concept/content, consistency and large viewership)
  7. Longest Running TV Programme of the year.

NOTE: This award goes to the Station or producer

  1. Best TV Community Access programme. (Viewer’s Choice). This is for programmes broadcast on community access licensed stations only, and reflect the value of community access broadcasting to their communities of interest. These communities may include cultural, ethnic and social minorities, special needs and special interest groups within the Nigerian society. Programmes should be by, for and about the target community. Any social action initiative, campaign, programme or series that has been used to engage the listening public in a positive, community-focused way.
  2. Best Use of Branded Content (TV). This category is designed to recognize excellence in paid-for promotional, sponsored or brand funded programme.

 

 

K-  RADIO PROGRAMMES CATEGORIES    

  1. Best Community Access programme on Radio. (Viewers /Listeners Choice). This is for programmes broadcast on community access licensed stations only, and reflect the value of community access broadcasting to their communities of interest. These communities may include cultural, ethnic and social minorities, special needs and special interest groups within the Nigerian society. Programmes should be by, for and about the target community. Any social action initiative, campaign, programme or series that has been used to engage the listening public in a positive, community-focused way
  2. Best Radio Talk Show
  3. Best Indigenous Radio Programme
  4. Most Informative and Educative Radio programme of the Year
  5. Best Radio Program Presenter (s) Educational/Health/Human Interest

 

 

L- TV PRESENTERS CATEGORIES

  1. Outstanding TV presenter (Entertainment/Talk Show) (Male) (Criteria: Must be a host of syndicated programmes or programme running on satellite/digital TV Channels, composure, followership and style)

 

  1. Outstanding TV presenter (Entertainment/Talk Show) (Female)

 

  1. Most Promising Young Presenter (TV/Radio) (This category is for young and emerging talent in the broadcasting industry.

 

  1. Outstanding Sportscaster on TV (Male)

 

  1. Outstanding Sportscaster on TV (Female)

 

  1. Best Sports analyst/commentator

 

  1. Red Carpet Host of the Year

 

 

 

M- RADIO PRESENTERS CATEGORIES

(Criteria) Presenter (s) of live programme with good concept and huge listenership) Note: The award will be given to individual for programmes anchor by duo or group but the previous winners won’t be privileged, the reason their names were omitted.

 

LAGOS

  1. Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Morning Ride (5am-11am)
  2. Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Midday/Lunch Hour (11am-4pm)
  3. Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Drive Time (4pm-8pm)
  4. Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Night cruise (8pm-5am)

 

NORTH

  1. Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) Morning Ride (5am-11am)
  2. Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) Midday/Lunch Hour (11am-4pm)
  3. Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Drive time 4pm-8pm)

SOUTH-WEST

  1. Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Morning Ride (5am-11am)
  2. Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Midday/Lunch Hour (11am-4pm)
  3. Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Drive time (4pm-8pm)
  4. Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) Night cruise (8pm-5am)

 

SOUTH-EAST

  1. Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Morning Ride 5am-11am)
  2.  Outstanding Radio Program Presenter (s) (Midday/Lunch Hour 11am-4pm)
  3. Most Promising Young Radio Presenter

 

N- RADIO SPORTCASTERS CATEGORIES

  1. Outstanding Sportscaster on Radio (Male) (National)
  2. Best Sportscaster on Radio (Female) (National)
  3. Best Sportscaster on Radio (North- South-East)

 

O- INDIGENOUS PRESNTERS CATEGORIES

  1. Best Indigenous Presenter (Male)     South-West (Yoruba/Pidgin)
  2.  Best Indigenous Presenter (Female)     South-West (Yoruba/Pidgin)
  3.  Best Indigenous Presenter (Male)   South-East-North Igbo/Pidgin
  4.  Best Indigenous Presenter (Female)   South-East-North Igbo/ Pidgin
  5.  Best Indigenous Presenter     North Hausa/Pidgin

 

P- IN-HOUSE DJ/VDJ

  1. Best Nigerian DJ (Listeners Choice) (Criteria: must be with a Radio station, skillful, brand affiliation and consistent)
  2.    Best Nigeria VDJ (Viewer’s Choice) (Criteria: must be with a Digital or Satellite TV station/Channel skillful, brand affiliation and consistent)

 

Q-Non Competitive

  1. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
  2. HALL OF FAME
  3. SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS (Veteran Broadcasters, Artistes, Content providers, corporate/ Individual/Government organizations etc)

Terms and Conditions

  1. Nominees are allowed to contest (in a category) only once every three years – the reason why some popular names are missing on this year’s list of nominees. Many of them have won previously in the recent past. It is our hope that this will inspire others to strive for perfection, and therefore recognition.
  2. Due to the likely introduction of an SMS Short code system for voting (Still pending) votes will take the lion’s share of 60 per cent, while research, survey and agency reports are responsible for 40 per cent of the final result.
  3. However, in the special Listeners and Viewers choice categories, votes will take the sole responsibility for 100 per cent of the total tally.

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