Oyo State Sports Media Awards holds on January 31st. Click here to vote
On Sunday January 31, distinguished sports media practitioners in Oyo state will be winning awards in 16 categories at this year’s edition of the Oyo State Sports Media Awards powered by Kaykoncept Media Inc in conjunction with Fresh FM 105.9. The event is also supported by IBPulse. I chatted with Ogunmiloro Kenny who is a sports On-Air Personality (OAP) at Fresh FM 105.9; he is also the chief organizer of the Oyo State Sports Media Awards. He shares what you should know about the award.
IBPulse: Why do you think Oyo state needs a sports media award?
Ogunmiloro Kenny: Because I felt we (sports journalists) need to be celebrated. our job is one of the most difficult jobs in the world where you have to do a lot of research to deliver good sporting news to the public. I discovered much attention have not been given to sport OAPs at the national level when it comes to selecting the best OAPs across the country, and in respect of this I felt we can do something for ourselves to celebrate and reward the outstanding ones among us.
How was last year’s edition and what is going to be different this year?
2014 edition opened the way for the 2015 edition after considering how much people of Oyo state accepted the award, supported it and came en masse at the day of event. 96% of all sport on-air personalities were on ground plus top sport administrators in the state including the former Oyo state commissioner for youths and sport Hon Farouk Alao. We also had the current super eagles media officer Toyin Ibitoye, Supersport analyst Ojeikhere Aikhoje and Emmanuel Etim of the popular Femi and the Gang on Cool FM/Wazabia/Nigeria Info in attendance.
What is going to be different this edition is we have more categories of the award, Ibadan Finest Radio station Fresh FM 105.9 is also collaborating with my media company Kaykoncept Media Inc to make the event more glamorous this year. these are just few of the many things that will make this year edition different from last year.
There will also be free HIV test in addition to free medical checkup this year unlike the last edition.
Who are those that have been confirmed to attend this year?
Former Super Eagles player Mutiu Adepoju popularly called the headmaster, Supersport presenter Mozez Praiz, Supersport analyst and international sport journalist Colin Udoh, another ex-international Felix Owolabi MON, Deji Tinubu and other top great men in the sport field have all assured us of their presence at this year event while Isaac Brown, chief James Odeniran (Oyo FA chairman), Elder Bode Oyewole (former 3SC chairman) are also expected to grace the event.
What about entertainment?
Entertainment definitely will be part of the event. Femolancaster, the famous Ibadan-based Juju musician will be on ground plus other top hip-hop artistes in Ibadan and comedians. We are also in talk with an A-list Nigerian musical artiste in Lagos to come and thrill fans with his hit singles.
Who can attend, where and when is the event holding?
The event is open to everybody but attendance is strictly by invitation. we want to do this to avoid crowd trouble and take care of just 250 expected guest at the event. The time is 2pm and the venue is the Ayefele Music House, Challenge Ibadan.
What of date?
January 31st, 2016
How are winners of the awards in the various categories going to emerge?
It will be through online voting. Click here to vote
How many categories in all?