User Review( votes)
There seems to be a lot of growth in Cameroon recently. The Youths have taken up the challenge and are on the verge of making Cameroon great again. Among Cameroonian youths, Bonteh stands out unique with his ‘Bonteh Digital Media Awards’.
BDMA aims at rewarding Cameroonians who are making their names and stamping their brands in the digital world. These days, most things are done digitally and even the richest people in the world today are involved in one or two digital businesses.
We saw a lot of improvements in the second edition of BDMA. As an objective platform, Iyunade Blog must applaud the organizers for a job well done.
Even though BDMA has been accorded an accolade for being the most prestigious digital award in Cameroon so far, they wouldn’t go scold free for the irregularities that have been noticed and brought up by Cameroon’s high council of Facebook commenters.
The most trending of all the irregularities is the fact that BDMA awarded Mimi Mefo as the best blogger in Cameroon. What a shame?
Mimi Mefo is an award-winning journalist! We are not saying here that journalists cannot be bloggers. Journalist, of course, can run blogs, they can choose a blogging niche and update their page regularly with their views and opinions on the chosen niche. This is not the case with Mimi Mefo!
She’s the web publisher of Mimi Mefo Infos. She reports news just the way they occurred, without adding or stating her views or opinions. Reporting news based on facts and validated information is typical of journalists and not bloggers.
Bloggers are highly opinionated people, most if not all of the articles written on their blogs are based on opinions. If Mimi Mefo were to be a blogger, she would have created a column on her website where she updates her audiences based on her opinions and views about any topic of her choice be it politics, religion, entertainment, etc.
As of now and the time of the awards, there existed no such column on her website. In my humble opinion, she’s not a blogger and didn’t merit to be awarded as the best blogger in a country where there many young people who have carved several niches for themselves as bloggers and are doing great.
Among all the comments on Facebook about this particular irregularity at the BDMA Awards, Prince Nfor Hanson Nchanji’s comment is one of the most educative:
Prince Nfor Hanson Nchanji is Mimi Mefo’s colleague! We cannot write so much on this! He said it all in very few words!
Another irregularity is Joan Ngomba’s absence! Being the red carpet host and the winner of the best blogger award in the previous edition of BDMA made it compulsory for her to have graced the award with her presence, but surprisingly, she was conspicuously absent. What can really be the reason for her absence? At this moment, we can only speculate! If you know, let us know in the comment section below.
Full list of Winners at BDMA Awards 2018
Best Video Director.
Best Blogger (FR)
Media Personality of the year
Best Artist Manager
Best Tv Show Host
Best web series
Best Radio Host
✓Nabil Fongod(,Sweet FM)
Best Digital marketer
Best Digital Promoter
Best Online Magazine
✓Je Wanda Magazine
Innovation Of The year
Best graphic designer
Best Relation officer
Best social media campaign
✓No to drugs abuse
Best mobile App
✓Cameroon Gce guide
Best digital entrepreneur
Best news Website
Woman in tech
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