By Olamide Jasanya
Earlier in the month, precisely on Thursday, March 15, 2012, the ninth edition of the BOBTV, a television programme expo, came to an end.
The expo which was held at the Ladi Kwali conference centre, Sheraton Hotels, Abuja, lasted for three days with series of events. The programme was well attended by delegates and guests from all meaningful walks of life, including the minister for finance, who in her speech disclosed the government’s plan to invest in the creative sectors so as to create jobs and economic growth.'The government plans to support the creative industry by investing in priority sectors. These organizations would promote job creation, inclusive growth by investing in critical infrastructure, human capital development and security', Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said
Amaka Igwe, the C.E.O of BOBTV expressed her gratitude to all that attended the event, stating that the level of improvement in this year’s edition has surpassed the previous ones and promised to make next year’s a lot better.
'I am very excited about the level of improvement and impacts created at this year’s edition of BOBTV. We worked towards making it better than other editions and I can proudly state that this year has been a huge success. Due to the kind of proposals we have been getting, BOBTV 2013 promises to be bigger and better. Work has already begun!', CEO of BOBTV, Amaka Igwe said
This year's recipients of the BOBTV honours are AMAA’s Executive Producer, Peace Fiberisima, set designer Pat Nebo, Actresss Joke Silva and a few others. Also present at the event were Bob Manuel-Udokwu, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, Paul Obazele, Gabriel Afolayan and some cast members of M-Net’s TV soap Tinsel, Kunle Afolayan’s ‘Irapada’, Lancelot Imasuen's Adesuwa, and Chris Ihidero’s ‘Big Daddy’ were among the films screened during the three day event.
Also to mark this year’s edition was a head to head display competition which was won by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
The TV expo had started in 2003 with the aim of structuring the exchanging of quality T.V contents in Nigeria but has so far spread to become a more continental festival.