Temitope Duker, the filmmaker, has expressed confidence that Tube awards will revolutionise the television industry in Nigeria.


In a statement, Duker, who is the director of Tube Afrique, organisers of the awards, said the initiative will reward the hard work of creative and technical professionals in the country’s TV industry.

According to her, Tube Afrique also plans to nurture talents and partner with other stakeholders to develop the industry’s capacity.

“Oftentimes, big screen stars are the most celebrated in the art and entertainment industry. But over the years, a great number of celebrities have found fame on TV,” the statement read.


“From reality TV shows to drama series, these artistes captivate millions of households with their interpretation of their characters. Take for instance, Sola Sobowale whose enduring fame can be traced to Wale Adenuga Productions riveting Super Story Series.

“However, the dearth of a reward system that recognises and celebrates the talents of these individuals often leads them to chase after the big pictures. Tube Afrique is set to change that narrative with the launch of the Tube Awards.”

Duker added that the initiative would inspire exciting moments for television lovers in Nigeria.


“We are looking forward to having an Academy where young talents seeking a place in TV can be properly groomed in the arts and business of Television and give the veterans a chance to mentor them,” she added.

“There are also plans to launch a foundation that will solely be dedicated to this cause. So, you see we have lofty plans.”

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