Nigeria: Halimat Aitsegame, winner of the 2012 Next Movie Star.

Almost nine months after her victory at the 2012 edition of the Next Movie Star reality TV show, Halimat Aitsegame has finally been presented with her prize.

23 year old Aitsegame and the runners-up were recently presented with their prizes, with the Edo State-born Theatre Arts graduate of University of Ibadan receiving a brand new Hyundai IX35 and a cash price of N200,000.

The first runner up, Bridget Chigbufue got N200,00 and a 42” plasma TV, the second runner up, Babatunde Samuel received N100,00 and a 22” TV while the third runner up, Olajoju Muse, won herself a sum of N100k.

The show made its debut in 2004 and has produced popular actors including Tamara Eteimo, the 2011 winner, Uti Nwachukwu, Tonto Dike, Annie Macaulay, Kevin Chuwang Pam, Karen Igho and several others.
Source: Victor Enengedi/Editor - August 6, 2013. The Net Nigeria.

Senegal: EXCAF group’s MD - Ben Bass Diagne passed away at the age of 75.

"Ben Bass Diagne was a dynamic player in the audiovisual sector" said a statement from the Minister of Communication, Telecommunications and Digital Economy Cheikh Bamba Dièye. The disappearance of the Director General of Telecommunications EXCAF group, the Senegalese lost "a distinguished fellow."

Ben Bass Diagne, founder in 1972 of EXCAF group, was a leading player in the Senegalese media landscape. Unknown in the media landscape, he created Dunyaa radio in 1995, a popular radio where religious and interactive programs figure prominently. Ben Bass Diagne introduced the French TV channel TV5 in Senegal.

In 1992, he launched the MMDS network, which allows to watch anything other than Senegalese Radio Television (public), the only Senegalese channel, at a time when the state monopoly was prominent. MMDS antennas introduced in Senegal have been a huge success in the 90s. With the success of MMDS antennas, the company now employs dozens of people.

As a result, he became one of the greatest business leaders of the Senegalese media sector. Its holding has the densest network of private radio Senegal (Dunyaa FM and FM Sokhna in Dakar), in addition to stations in the regions, a television center (RDV, RDV music and sports ), and a television bouquet (MMDS).
Source: translated from French – APS.

In Brief:

TVM (Mauritanie): Ms. KHIRA mint CHEIKHANI has been nominated as General Director.
ORINFOR (Rwanda): Mr. Arthur ASIIMWE has been nominated as General Director.
ORTB (Bénin): M. Jacques KOUGBADJI succeds to Ms. Philomène ABOUDOU as General Secretary and Ms. Pascaline ANANI becomes Director of Radio, succeeding to M. Christian DOSOUZA.