MTN presents prizes to journalists in 25th anniversary Bright Media Awards


MTN Ghana has presented prizes to winners of its 25th Anniversary Bright Media Awards Competition which was organised for journalists in Ghana to write stories about the 25 years of MTN’s journey in Ghana.

The awards ceremony was held at Alisa Hotel in Accra during which 12 journalists were presented with awards for coming tops in the various categories of the competition.

A 3 member jury made up of Nana Kwasi Gyan Apenteng, a former Chair of the National  Media Commission,  Augustina Aforo Yeboah- former and first Female Editor of the Weekly Spectator newspaper and  Maximus Ametorgoh  a Digital Media Analyst, reviewed works  submitted by over 70 journalists across the country.

The entries received focused on MTN’s technological innovations, contribution to national development as well as other initiatives that has resulted in the transformation of livelihoods.

Mr. Samuel Dowuona, editor of TechGh24 online emerged the overall winner of the competition. For his prize he took home a plague, a MacBook and a learning and development package worth GHC10,000.

Ama Achiaa Baafi (Graphic), Thomas Tetteh (Dynamite Fm), Samuel Dowuona and Francisca Arhin (GHOne) emerged category winners for Print, Radio, Online and Television categories respectively. They each took home a plaque, a laptop, and a learning development package worth GHC7,000.

The first runners up of the various categories received digital devices and up to GHC5,000 worth of learning and development packages, while the second runners up got digital devices plus GHC3,000 worth of learning and development packages.

Serlom Adadevoh, MTN Ghana CEO speaking at the maiden MTN Bright Media Awards

Addressing guests at the event, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN, Mr. Selorm Adadevoh appreciated the media in Ghana for their various contributions that has contributed to the growth of the organisation.

He said, “This Awards ceremony is dear to our hearts as a business, as we cherish the long-standing relationship between MTN and the Media. The media has been our critics, our advocates, our sources of information, channels to educate our customers, industry policy analysts and advocates.”

Professor Kwame KariKari, a Media Activist and Educator, as well as Founder for Media Foundation for West Africa was the guest speaker for the ceremony and commended MTN for organizing the awards as its contribution to promoting high standards in journalism and public communications.

In his address, Prof. Karikari reiterated the importance of professionalism in the practice of journalism in Ghana noting that journalists have a responsibility to lead enlightened public debates. 

Some media umbrella bodies and individuals  such as the National Media Commission,  Ghana Journalists Association, Network Of Communications Reporters, Journalists For Business Advocacy, Institute Of Economic and Financial Journalists  (IFEJ),Media Foundation For West Africa, Sports Writers Association Of Ghana (SWAG),Private Newspaper Publishers Association, Nana Kwasi Gyan Apenteng  and Nii Maale Adsei  were honored for their various contributions to MTN over the years. 

In attendance were the Former Dean of the school of Communications Studies Prof. Audrey Gadzekpo, President of IPR, Mawuko Afadzinu, Director of the Springboard Foundation, Comfort Ocran and Director Marketing and Sales at Graphic Communications Group, Franklin Sowah. 

The MTN Bright Media Awards competition was opened to all Ghanaian journalists to submit original works not previously published or broadcasted stories based on the topic: MTN Ghana – 25 Years of Brightening Lives.  


 Overall Winner 

Samuel Dowuona 



Samuel Dowuona

 1st Runner Up 

 Rev. Dr. Felix Dela Klutse

2nd Runner Up

Kofi Ahovi



Thomas Tetteh 

1st Runner Up 

Rosemond Adjetey

2nd Runner Up

Nana Adwoa Entsuah




Francisca Arhin

1st Runner Up 

 Kwaku Bolton

2nd Runner Up

Phil John Quartey




Ama Achiaa Baafi 

1st Runner Up 

 Michael Abayateye

2nd Runner Up

Suleimana Mustapha


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