Welcome to DAME Awards

Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME) is an annual humanistic scheme designed to encourage media responsibility.

DAME's first outing was on March 20, 1992. Eight awards in Print Journalism were given to deserving professionals. The Vice President, Admiral Augustus Aikhomu was the Special Guest of Honour. Both the marketing and the outing itself made a strong impression on the media. Four months before the presentation, Tell magazine, in anticipation, wrote on December 2, 1991 that "What looks like a Nigerian version of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for media excellence in the US, is in the making courtesy of Diamond Publications Limited, publishers of Media Review. To be known as Diamond Awards for Media Excellence, the awards are meant to enhance professionalism and reward hard work."


The Trustees of the Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME) Trust Fund, Africa’s longest running media awards programme, invite entries for works done and published in 2017, for the 27th edition of the Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME) in the following categories:

Media Professionals Present Book on Media and Nigeria’s Fourth Republic

Adigun Agbaje, professor of political science and former Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, University of Ibadan, reviewed the book, Watchdogs or Captured Media: A Study of the Role of the Media in Nigeria’s Emergent Democracy 1999-2016 at its public presentation at the University of Lagos May 22nd.

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Our judges are drawn from the media disciplines of Journalism, Broadcasting and Advertising and are people of integrity and good reputation in the media industry.........read more

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