This year?s DAME winner in the TV documentary can be
described as a docu-dramatist. His entry titled Towards Afro- Christianity-The triumph of the indigenous church, is a 30 minute documentary on the introduction, acceptance and the popularity of African elements and mode of worship in Christian churches in Nigeria.
What motivated the producer of the documentary, Kanmi Olatoye of Minaj Broadcasting International, was the popular use of the various Nigerian instruments and genres of music in worship at the 2003 Redeemed Christian Church of God?s annual convention.
Born on March 3, 1965, Olatoye studied Philosophy at the Ondo State University, Ado Ekiti and graduated with a Bachelors degree in 1990. He followed that with a master?s in International Relations from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife in 1993.
He has worked as a Research Officer with the African Centre for Policy Studies, before crossing over to journalism in 1998 as a proof reader with Concord newspaper. He joined Minaj Broadcasting International as a Producer/Researcher in 2001. To enable him catch up with the details of his new job, he enrolled at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) training school for a basic certificate course in presentation in 2002.