By Benjamin Njoku
The recently concluded special season of Superstory titled “Free to Live”, has just bagged another honour as Health Communication Capacity Collaborative,HC3, funded by USAID, a United States of American President’s Malaria Initiative, awarded the TV drama as the Best TV Drama with malaria content at a colourful event which took place on Thursday, April 27, at Sandralia Hotel, Utako, Abuja.
The event, in which Wale Adenuga Productions,WAP, was represented by its Business Development Director, Mr. Claude Mwamba, was organised by the National Malaria Elimination Programme, in conjunction with other partners, as part of the activities commemorating the World Malaria Day.
Speaking on the award, the Managing Director of WAP, Wale Adenuga Jnr said, “For over a decade, millions of families have been watching Superstory every week, and we do not take this for granted. We are accountable to our audience and with this in mind, we always ensure that we dish out stories that not only entertain, but also contain socially-relevant messages. Special thanks to Society for Family Health who partnered with us on the Free to Live project. We appreciate this USAID award and vow to continue using our voice to contribute our quota to the overall development of Nigeria.” The current season of Superstory, titled Godwin, is already doing a great job at providing enlightenment aimed at the eradication of the prevailing stigma surrounding Down Syndrome in Nigeria.
It airs across the country on wapTV, StarTimes, Gotv, Consat, StarSat and MyTV.