The Chairman and CEO of Channels Television, Mr John Momoh, would be honoured with the Leadership Award at the 2014 Planet Africa Awards Gala in Canada.
The 2014 Planet Africa Awards gala is scheduled for November 8 at the Grand Victorian Convention Centre, 175 Derry Road in Mississauga.
The awards’ programme seeks to identify and recognise deserving individuals, organisations, businesses and agencies that make a profound difference in the society, at the national and international levels.
Since 2004, the awards programme has honoured many achievers, with the Red Carpet event bringing together people of African origin and others of goodwill from around the world, to celebrate leadership and excellence in Toronto, Canada.
Mr John Momoh, prior to starting Channels Television, which he co-founded with his wife, Olusola Momoh in 1992, had worked in various capacities as News Anchor, Senior Reporter and Senior Producer for Radio Nigeria and the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
He has received many recognition and awards including; Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) from the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Nigerian Information Society.
He was recently honoured with the Constituency For Africa Excellence in Journalism Award in recognition of his contributions to journalism in Africa.
Mr John Momoh is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences based in New York and has served as a Juror for the International Emmy Awards. He is the Chairman of the League of Nigerian Broadcasters.