The chairman of Wale Adenuga Productions (WAP) Ltd., Wale Adenuga MFR, was honoured on Friday, July 8, 2016, as the Best African TV Producer at the 6th Edition of African Achievers Awards (AAA) at the International Conference Centre, Abuja after 40 years of being in the entertainment.
Receiving his award Adenuga said: “I have been producing TV content for decades; and even before then, I had been entertaining families across the continent through magazines and films. This award has strengthened my resolve to further increase my efforts in churning out wholesome family entertainment, which plays its own role in developing Africa. I appreciate the award organisers, all the corporate advertisers and government agencies who have partnered with WAP, and of course the millions of viewers who have stayed tuned over the years.”
From its maiden edition in 2011 which was held in London, the African Achievers Awards (AAA) has been consistent in honouring great African Achievers in diverse fields. Some of the past winners include Jakaya Kikwete, the then President of Tanzania; Archbishop Desmond Tutu, South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop; Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), former Governor of Lagos State and current Minister of Power, Works and Housing; Lulu Louis Mnguni, South Africa’s High Commissioner to Nigeria; Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of African Union; Ali Baba, A-List Nigerian Comedian; Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi; and many others.
Under his Wale Adenuga Production Limited, Adenuga has produced several award-winning TV contents which have contributed immensely to the growth of the entertainment industry across Africa.
Among WAP Ltd contents are TV Dramas- SuperStory and ThisLife; TV Comedy- Papa Ajasco & Company; Children’s TV Quiz Show- Nnenna & Friends; and the 24-hour family entertainment channel- wapTV.