CATEGORY 4: AFRICA’S BEACONS OF HOPE AWARDS FOR INNOVATIVE BUSINESS AND IMPACTFUL INVESTMENT- to recognize Top-Ten African intellectuals and most innovative entrepreneurs whose innovative business ideas and investments have had significant impacts on Africa, Africans and the world at large.
The nominees are:
Channels TV, is the only Nigerian and indeed African Broadcaster to have won the “Television Station of the Year” Award, a record Ten times, five of them consecutively. Channels is the Most Awarded Television station in Africa.
In addition to providing employments for people within and outside Africa, Channels Television has been used as a platform for peoples all over the world to showcase their talents, products and services, thereby, promoting patronage and creating wealth for the people.
Prior to starting Channels Television, which he founded in 1995, John Momoh worked variously as news anchor, senior reporter and senior producer for Nigeria’s National Radio and Television Stations, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and the Nigerian Television Authority.
In December 2005, he was proclaimed "Officer of the Order of the Niger" by the Nigerian Government. In 2006, he was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Nigerian Information Society and, two years later, he was nominated as Nigeria’s Entrepreneur of the Year by the Fate Foundation. And in In November 2014, John Momoh was honoured the Leadership Award at the 2014 Planet Africa Awards held at the Grand Victorian Convention Centre in Canada.
Romatex Home Textiles is impacting millions of lives within and outside Africa as its showcases African made products to the outside world and thereby, giving Africa its pride of place among the committee of nations.
One of the company’s key strengths is its product diversification and highly automated manufacturing equipment. “We source our raw materials both globally and locally ensuring our products are of the highest quality standards whilst remaining competitively priced”, said Garry Milne. Romatex has sales representation with product support in all regions with sales support call centres in both Cape Town and Durban. The company has a proud and successful history with a strategic sustainable vision for the future to support and grow with its valued customers.
A devoted philanthropist, Tonye Cole once said that, ‘impacting lives gives him a sense of purpose. He has supported countless charitable organizations and has been an outspoken advocate for the youth of Africa. According to Tonye Cole, his company regularly generates billions of dollars in revenue each year, and his efforts have supported about 680 direct employees, excluding the 2,600 employees in their power company.