Fresh 105.9FM, Ibadan emerged the best radio station in Nigeria at the Lagos Airport Hotel, venue of the 13th edition of the Nigeria Media Nite-Out Awards (NMNA) held last Sunday.
The event was to celebrate those who had excelled and distinguished themselves in their various fields in the booming media industry. The award categories cut across print, online and electronic media.
The high point of the event was when Fresh FM, owned by renowned musician, Dr. Yinka Ayefele, (MON), was announced as the winner of the ‘Best Radio of the Year’ category, beating nine other stations to clinch the position.
It was a big achievement for the management of the four year-old radio station being the first station to win the award outside Lagos State.
Speaking, the chairman and CEO of the station, Dr. Yinka Ayefele, who was represented by a director in the company, Mr. David Ajiboye, said he felt so elated that the station could win such a highly coveted award within four years of coming into existence.
“When we were adjudged the best radio station in the South-West, we thought we had reached the pinnacle, but with this now, it means we need to work harder so we can retain it next year. We’ve seen television stations winning it back to back so, I will say this award will only prepare us to work harder so it won’t be a one-off thing”, he said.
Other stations nominated alongside Fresh FM in the category include Naija FM, Lagos; Sobi FM, Ilorin; Express Radio, Kano; Coal City FM, Enugu; Albarka FM, Bauchi; Max FM, Lagos; Freedom FM, Abuja; Peoples FM, Bayelsa; Smooth FM and Inspiration FM, Lagos.Read Full Story