Third NAMA judge
Head of Music and Talent of Trace TV, Phillip Nwanko, is the third international judge on the list of local and international judges for the 2014 NAMA awards. Making the announcement, Tim Ekandjo said he is excited that the international judges are of a high pedigree and that the NAMA’s are delivering on its commitment of ensuring that a diverse judging panel is in place for the next years NAMA’s. “To have the Head of Music and Talent of Africa’s biggest music TV channel be part of the NAMA’s means massive exposure for our artists and for that reason I am super excited that the emphasis will be on the quality of our artists when judging commences”. Trace TV has been Africa’s number one music television channel for the past 5 years, ahead of Channel O in 2nd place, MTV Base in 3rd and MTV in 4th place Nwanko is also a one-time choreographer in Hip Hop and Latino dance styles. He has performed dances on an international stage with artists and as a group. He explored the opportunity to learn production (video/film/documentaries). According to Phillip, “I shot up the ranks quickly, with the network of entertainers I gained as a dancer/choreographer, getting work wasn’t much of a problem and with practice, I just couldn’t help getting better. He has worked for Banky W, Microsoft, British American Tobacco, Guinness, and MTV Base”.