Wale Adenuga MFR, Chairman of Wale Adenuga Productions (WAP) Ltd., was recently honoured as the Best African TV Producer at the 6th Edition of the prestigious African Achievers Awards, which took place on Friday, July 8, 2016, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
Since the First Edition took place in 2011 in London, the African Achievers Awards (AAA) has been consistent in honouring great African Achievers in diverse fields. Some of which include Jakaya Kikwete, the then President of Tanzania; Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop; Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), former Governor of Lagos State and current Minister of Power, Works and Housing; Lulu Louis Mnguni, South Africa’s High Commissioner to Nigeria; Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of African Union; Ali Baba, A-List Nigerian Comedian; Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi; and many others.
Adenuga was all smiles as he received his Best African TV Producer award, and had this to say: “I have been producing TV content for decades; and even before then, I had been entertaining families across the continent through magazines and films. This award has strengthened my resolve to further increase my efforts in churning out wholesome family entertainment, which plays its own role in developing Africa. I appreciate the award organisers, all the corporate advertisers and government agencies who have partnered with WAP, and of course the millions of viewers who have stayed tuned over the years.”
In a career spanning 40 years, Wale Adenuga MFR has established several award-winning TV content which have greatly improved the overall quality of the entertainment industry across Africa; including the TV Dramas- SuperStory and ThisLife; TV Comedy- Papa Ajasco & Company; Children’s TV Quiz Show- Nnenna & Friends; and the 24-hour family entertainment channel- wapTV.