By Lamin Drammeh
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Gambia Radio & Television Service, (Grts), Primetime news anchor Mrs Fatou Janneh M’bai is the winner of The people’s choice magazine award for 2017.
The iron lady, with a golden presentation voice scooped the prestigious award at the award ceremony, held at Paradise Suites Hotel in Kololi. The award was conferred on the young news presenter by the publishers of The people’s choice magazine and their readers who found Fatou’s way of news presentation worthy of recognition.
Shortly after receiving the top gong, in the presence of her media colleagues and other high profile dignitaries, Fatou took to Facebook to express delight for winning her first award.
She said, “I would like to thank the Almighty Allah, for making it possible for me to witness this remarkable day. To my parents, I would like to thank them for their unflinching support and for grooming me to be the person I have become. I would also like to register my sincere thanks and appreciation to my employers GRTS, for giving me the opportunity to serve my country and putting their trust and confidence in me to present the primetime news in English.”
The joyous award winner Fatou reserved special praise for her husband whom she largely credited for helping to lift her up and has also served as the main source of motivation through thick and think.
She said, “And now to the most special person in my life, someone who has been there and stood by me through thick and thin and has always been caring and supportive. He is no other person, than my husband, to you I say I love you and thank you.”
She used the platform to extend thanks and appreciations to Awa Jatta and others, commending them for their invaluable contributions to the great journalistic work she has delivered to her viewers since she joined the Television broadcaster from Kids With Talent Radio, (KWT), several years ago.
He added, “To my colleagues, Ansu Jack thank you for your genuine advice, Louis Mendy, thanks for always believing in me, Isatou Jatta, thanks so much for being an understanding colleague and confidant, Babs Sengz, (referring to her colleague Babucarr Senghore of the news room), thanks for keeping me out of my comfort zone, Thank you Tyrone Alleyne for being a best friend and to those that I have not mentioned, I say a big thank you to all of you for supporting me along the way. I am humbled.”
She thanked the Publishers of the People’s Choice Magazine and their readers for honoring her with such a prestigious award.
“There is nothing more fulfilling than your efforts being recognized and appreciated. I therefore, say thank you from the bottom of my heart and may Allah reward you all,” she concluded.