General News of Sunday, 30 September 2018
Philip Ashon, host of Citi Fm’s technology show, CitiTrends, has been named the Eva Lokko ICT Journalist of the year
He was honoured at the 2018 edition of the MOBEX Africa Innovation Awards held on Saturday.
Philip Ashon was also honoured for his contribution to technology literacy and innovation in Africa.
At the same event, Citi FM was awarded for its innovation in the media space by using innovative tools to simplify and disseminate information to Ghanaians.
The award was in recognition of the station’s strides towards building an influential digital media brand.
In an interview, Philip Ashon noted that “Citi Trends has contributed to the expansion of the technology conversation in Ghana and opened avenues for young Ghanaian technology entrepreneurs to showcase their solutions to the world.”
“With the power of radio to reach a national audience and the internet to reach a global one, Citi Trends has improved the overall digital literacy levels in Ghana by highlighting the local impact of the latest trends in global technology innovation,” he added.
“This mission of education and empowerment sits at the very heart of what Citi FM as a station stands for.”
Speaking after picking up the award, Mr. Ashon dedicated the award to his wife Doreen Ashon and daughter, Nissi.
“A big thank you to the staff and management of Omni Media Citi FM especially our leader Samuel Attah Mensah for his trust and guidance. Many thanks to my parents, Enimil and Sarah Ashon and my siblings.”
The award comes after Mr. Ashon and his team was nominated for the World Summit Award 2015 as the best and most innovative solution in Media & News from Ghana.
The nomination, according to the Awards committee, was in recognition of the show’s efforts at pushing digital literacy and represented the best digital education entry from the West African country.
CitiTrends, currently in its 4th year, is the pioneering technology radio show in Ghana that brings both the global and local technology conversation to the people of Ghana.
The producers of the show are Jeffrey Owuraku Sarpong and Farida Shaibu.