Cameroonian Blogger Bonteh Engelbert took to his Facebook page to announce the nominees for the first edition of the Bonteh Digital Media Award (BDMA). Bonteh who is the Founder of both the Bonteh’s blog and BDMA first announce the awards on social media some couple of months ago, he has now published the list of nominees on his Facebook page.
The aim of this award is to encourage and reward stakeholders who are doing great things in the digital world. It should be noted that nominations for this award was done by the public. Voting is now open, to vote for your favorite nominees, head over to www.Bontehmedianetwork.com. The award will take place on the 23rd of December 2017 in the city of Buea.
Here are my thoughts on the BDMA nominees. I would like to congratulate The founder of this Award for such a brilliant initiative. However, there are some issues with the organisation and nomination that does not sound right. Firstly leaving the nominations to the general public is a good thing but not the best way, I think the organizers should have look for experienced neutral people in the various categories and ask them do thorough research before nominating in each categories. we are no experts but some of the nominees in some categories are not yet there.
Secondly, am not exactly sure about the nominees for the Media Personality of the year. I thought a media Personality is suppose to be a Radio/TV presenter/YouTuber/Blogger but Non of the nominees in that Category come across as media personalities. To continue, I think the nominations for such an award should first be published on the official website of the Award and not on “Facebook” and to conclude, using an Artist face on the nomination poster? am not exactly sure, He might be the face of the Award but I still think using the statuette of the Award would have been better. however, these are my thoughts on the Nomination. Once more good initiative and wish BDMA all the best.
Below are the list Nominee of BDMA 2017.