The Sun Photojournalist Temitope Aina Shines At Nestle Nigeria Media Awards

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The Sun Newspapers’ photo journalist, Temitope Aina has emerged the 3rd Best photo journalist in the second edition after winning the overall best in the maiden edition of the Nestle Nigeria Media Awards.

The awards, which took place at Nestle headquarters in Lagos saw Aina being named the third position best photo journalist among other recipients in the “Best photojournalist category award.”

Other winners in the same category included Kola Olasupo (Nan) and Kunle Ajayi (Independent).

In the opening remarks at the awards ceremony, the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager of Nestlé, Mrs Victoria Uwadoka said the award was instituted to reward and encourage journalistic excellence in the country.

Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager of Nestlé, Mrs Victoria Uwadoka (right) handing over the plaque of recognition to Aina Temitope Johnson at the Nestlé Nigeria Media Awards 2022 in Lagos.

She added: “Nestlé Nigeria Media Awards aims to reward professionalism and excellence in reporting and storytelling around Nestlé’s focus areas comprising Affordable Nutrition, Environmental Sustainability, Youth Empowerment, Women Empowerment, Engendering Thriving Communities, and Agriculture.”

A member of the Panel of Judges, Mr Peter Ejiofor appreciated Nestlé Nigeria for the noble initiative.

He, therefore, encouraged those who did not win this year to put in the work next and prepare well for next year.

Chiwendu with winner of the award

“I must say the maiden edition of the awards was good but this year is better. From what we saw from their submissions, I feel happy to say that you adhered to the advice given to you as the bases for the awards.

“Congratulations to all of you, and for us as well because we all worked together to make it a success,” Ejiofor commended

Other winners in the news categories include Edet Udoh, publisher of the Revealer who emerged as winner of three categories. Chioma Umeha, Health Editor at Daily Independent, emerged the winner of the Community Development category. While Umeha emerged the first runner-up in Women Empowerment, Odutayo Odusanya of Newslounge Media clinched the third position.

Other runners-up in the Best Story on Women Empowerment include Oladeotan John of the and Rakiya Muhammad of RMTimes as the third.

Other Photojournalist celebrating with Temitope Aina

Winners for Best story on Environmental Sustainability include Udoh in the first position, Vivian Ihechu from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in second position, and Chioma Obinna of the Vanguard in third position.

Winners for each category received a recognition plaque, a Samsung tablet, Nestlé branded Notepad with pen,  a box of Nestlé products and a set of Oriamo free pods.

The 2nd position also received recognition plaques as well as Samsung phones and a box of Nestlé products and a set of Oriamo free pods. The third position got plaques, a box of Nestlé products and a set of Oriamo free pods.

Photos From The Maiden Edition

Wife, Eniola Aina; Queen Sapphire And Temitope Aina during the maiden edition of the award in Lagos.

Photo Editor, New Telegraph, Mr. Sulaiman Hussain; Winner Overall Best Photojournalist 2021, Temitope Aina; Photo Editor, News Agency of Nigeria, Olasupo at the Nestle Nigeria Media Awards 2021
Winner, Temitope Aina with the panel

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