Johannesburg, 8 November 2019: Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) scooped an impressive 24 awards at this year’s prestigious PromaxBDA Africa 2019 Awards – one of the continent’s most recognised media and entertainment awards programmes.

The media and entertainment giant received the coveted Best Promo Team of the Year award amongst 8 gold accolades, 9 silver and 7 bronze. Nominated in 37 different award categories – which includes awards in Best Copy and Scriptwriting, Best Image Campaign, Best Entertainment Campaign, Best Public Service Announcement and Sponsorship Campaign.

Following their triumph in 2018, which saw the VIMN Africa channel brands collectively receive 18 awards, this year the network confidently went to the PromaxBDA Africa 2019 Awards looking forward to another award-festooned end of the year. Up 6 awards this year, Comedy Central received a total of 11 accolades of which 5 were gold with innovative content productions for Roast of AKA and Public Service announcement Novemballs. MTV Base with MTV Baes and Hottest MCs received 4 awards together with VIMN Africa’s Mandela and Women’s Day public initiatives. MTV’s Flat Man and Best Time of Life achieved recognition with 3 awards while BET’s Hip Hop Weekend earned a nod. Nickelodeon’s Toy Sprint took 2 award recognition in both Gold and Silver.

“We are incredibly proud of the tremendous amount of nominations and wins that we received at this year’s PromaxBDA Africa Awards,” said Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) and BET International. “As VIMN Africa, we work hard with our partners to deliver cutting-edge creative and content that resonates with our consumers and clients. These awards are a testament to the power of our creative team.”

The winners were announced at the glitzy PromaxBDA Africa Awards ceremony, which took place on Thursday, 7 November at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton.

The winning VIMN Africa campaigns from the PromaxBDA Africa awards are:


  • Best Promo Team of the Year – VIMN Africa Creative Services
  • Best Copy and Scriptwriting – Comedy Central Novemballs
  • Best Original Logo Design – Comedy Central Roast of AKA
  • Best Weekly Wonder – MTV Base MTV Baes
  • Best Design Without Footage – Nickelodeon Toy Sprint
  • Best Image Campaign – Comedy Central Novemballs
  • Best Public Service Announcement – Comedy Central Novemballs
  • Best Image Promo – Comedy Central Novemballs


  • Best Program Title Sequence – Comedy Central Roast of AKA
  • Best Entertainment Campaign – Comedy Central Roast of AKA
  • Best Copy and Scriptwriting – VIMN Africa’s Women’s Day
  • Best Partner Sponsorship Campaign – Nickelodeon Toy Sprint
  • Best Documentary or Factual Entertainment Promo – MTV People vs the People
  • Best Outdoor or Print Ad – MTV Base Hottest MCs
  • Best Promo Only Using Program Footage – MTV Base Blaze The Trail
  • Best Image Campaign – MTV Best Time Of Your Life
  • Best CG Animation – MTV Flatman


  • Best Entertainment Promo – Comedy Central Friends, Tom Selleck
  • Best Partner Sponsorship Campaign – Comedy Roast of AKA
  • Best Use Design in Video – VIMN Africa Mandela Day
  • Most Outstanding Design in Promotion – MTV Base MTV Baes
  • Best Music Composition – BET Hip Hop Weekend
  • Best Branding Design – Comedy Central Roast of AKA
  • Best Promo not using Program Footage – Comedy Central Averagers