CNN, Glo Celebrate African Voices Partnership (allAfrica.com)

Telecoms service provider, Globacom, and leading American news channel, CNN International, over the weekend jointly celebrated their partnership in the broadcast of CNN African Voices at a cocktail party in Lagos.

The programme, which is exclusively sponsored by Glo, is broadcast weekly by CNN.

The event was organised for stakeholders of the programme over the weekend.

CNN International said that Globacom, through its support over the years, had made it possible for CNN to recalibrate African Voices. Vice president of CNN International in charge of Regional Adsales, Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA), Antonio Canto, commended Globacom for giving voices to outstanding Africans through its consistent sponsorship of the news organisation’s flagship programme, CNN African Voices.

According to Canto, Globacom’s support has helped CNN to reposition the programme for the greater impact on the lives of Africans.

“We are incredibly proud of African Voices. It has been one of our flagship shows for and about the African continent since 2009. Earlier this year, we gave the show a new look with Keturah King at the helm to uncover the continent’s most dazzling trendsetters in the areas of travel, fashion, art, music, technology and architecture,” he said.

He said CNN now has five weekly programming strands about Africa, plus news coverage and online, mobile and social media content.

“The way people get their news is changing. Africa is changing. And CNN is here to cover and celebrate that change. We thank Globacom for helping us to fulfill that promise through its continued support for African Voices,” Canto said.

Also speaking at the ceremony held at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Bola Ogundogba, of Glo 1, said Globacom is supporting CNN African Voices because the programme holds a tremendous promise of profoundly impacting the continent by galvanizing and motivating the people of the continent to aspire to greatness.

“CNN International, through African Voices, celebrates the achievements of individuals who are shaping the continent of Africa through their creativity, diligence, doggedness and vision, among many other noble qualities.

“Aside from the inspiration they provide, these are the types of stories we need to share about Africa,” she said, adding that this was why Globacom decided to offer exclusive sponsorship to African Voices since 2010.

Ogundogba added that the Globacom would always be eager to lend its support to any venture which adds value to Africa and the lives of the people of the continent.