Shaka Ssali wins top African Television Personality Award
Word reaching our newsdesk from Accra, Ghana indicates that international and elebrated Uganda born journalist Shaka Ssali will walk away with the ‘Voice of Africa’in this year’s Radio and Television Personality (RTP) awards that will be held in the Ghanaian capital on June 23, 2012 at the Accra International Conference Center.
The RTP Awards are aimed at recognizing and rewarding seasoned Radio and TV personalities who have over the years contributed immensely towards the development of the industry in Ghana, and have also endeared themselves to listeners and viewers.
This year’s event, organized by Big Events Ghana will be held on the theme: “Media for Peace for Election 2012” and will bring together top notch radio and TV personalities across the world.
In this year’s award, an honorary category has been created to pay tribute to outstanding African Media practitioners on the global platform to serve as inspiration for the local journalists.
According to Big Events Ghana; ‘the search for such a role model revealed an overwhelming aspiration for the most individual media practitioners to be like Shaka Ssali.
About Shaka Ssali
Shaka, a Ugandan born American journalist, holds a doctorate in cross cultural communication and history from UCLA in California. He is a former Ford Foundation Fellow and has received numerous honors, including a United Nations Peacekeeping Special Achievement Award in International Journalism.
Shaka hosts Straight Talk Africa on Voice of America (VOA). Straight Talk Africa is an international call-in program that examines topics of special interest to Africans. Shaka and his guests discuss topics of special interest to Africans, including politics, economic development, press freedom, health, social issues and conflict resolution.
Hosting Straight Talk Africa has turned Shaka into an African household name with the power of television and social media easily making him one the most recognized personalities on the continent.