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NTV’s Fridah Mwaka, 2 other Kenyans win international Ladies In Media Award

NTV’s Swahili prime-time news anchor Frida Mwaka was among three Kenyans who won the international Ladies In Media Award 2022 which drew contestants from  Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe.

The voting for the event was closed on February 25, 2023, and the award ceremony took place on March 25, 2023, in Ghana. Coincidentally, Fridah Mwaka was also one of three hosts for the Awards Gala.

Aside from Fridah Mwaka who won the Outstanding Female News Anchor of the Year, other Kenyan winners included actress Catherine Kamau who won the African Female Actor of the Year and Maria Makau who won the Emerging Female Radio Personality of the Year award.

Ms Kamau beat her competitors who included one other Kenyan, Melisa Kiplagat, the star of Netflix Original Country Queen.

“Thank you so much Ladies In Media Awards, and to you my peeps, Asanteni sana, this is our win,” said Kate Actress as she celebrated her victory.

Among those who celebrated her were her husband, Phil Director and legendary comedian Mwalimu Churchill who urged Catherine to “keep winning”.

On her part, prior to being declared a winner, radio personality Makau said, “Grateful to God for this nomination by Ladies In Media Award. At times you just never know who is looking or listening but, you keep at it.”

Nairobi News previously reported that the Kenyan nominees who made the list include NTV’s news anchor Frida Mwaka, influencer Sonnie Carol, emerging radio personality Maria Makau, emerging female personality Violetta Ngina, humanitarian Janet Mbugua with Inua Dada, author Lizzy Ntonjira, radio personalities Miss Tess and Wanjira,  Longauer; and actresses Melissa Kiplagat and Catherine Kamau alias Kate Actress.

The Awards Gala moved from being physically hosted in a conference room and adopted a digital format with traditional media engagement to give equal experience to women in media across the continent. Ladies In Media Awards is the first ever awards ceremony honoring women in the African media space- in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

The Awards featured 18 categories: News anchor, influencer, reporter, actor of the year, radio personality of the year, print journalist of the year, TV personality of the year, humanitarian of the year, new artist, African voice-over artist of the year, producer of the year, camera operator of the year, sports journalist of the year; African blogger, author, radio personality, actor and TV personality of the year.

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