The Drum Festival and Award scheduled for Toronto, Canada in July this year, has named the Chairman, Ovation Media Group, Aare Dele Momodu as the recipient of its maiden Award of Excellence in recognition and appreciation of his doggedness and commitment to the journalism profession.
He will be presented with the award at the annual Drum Festival scheduled for Fuzion Banquet Hall, Toronto, Canada on Friday, 28 July, 2023.
In a letter from the organisers made available to the media, it said the award was in recognition of his tremendous contributions to the growth and development of print and digital journalism in Nigeria.
According to the statement signed by the publisher of The Drum Online International Media Inc., Prince Segun Akanni, the festival’s committee decided to honour Aare Dele Momodu for his exploits in his chosen profession.
According to the letter, “You have been flying the flag of transparent, unbiased , neutral and undiluted news reportage since the establishment of the OVATION MEDIA, as well as your tremendous contributions to the growth and development of print and digital journalism in Nigeria.”
“It is in recognition of this that the management of the Drum Online Inc and the festival committee pencilled you down as one of the highly distinguished personalities to be honoured at the prestigious occasion in Toronto, Canada.
Speaking on the Drum Festival (Ayan-Agalu Festival) Prince Segun Akanni said part of the focus and mandate of Drum Online Media Inc is a desire for an African cultural renaissance and promotion hence the organization’s plan and preparation to showcase one of Africa’s and Nigeria’s most prestigious cultural festivals known as The Drum Festival (Ayan-Agalu Festival).
Some of the activities lined up for the festival are: Procession across Toronto-Mississauga, Lecture on the Event’s Theme, Arts Exhibition, Drum Competition, Presentation of Award of Excellence and Lots of Mind-blowing side attractions.