I am pleased to announce that Screen Nation Digital-iS Media Awards has nominated Mad News  for a ‘Favourite Arts & Entertainment/Lifestyle Site/Mag’ award.

Thank you Screen Nation.

This is the blog’s second award nomination this year. These really are the end of days.


The inaugural SCREEN NATION DIGITAL-iS MEDIA AWARDS presented in conjunction
with Vox Africa (Sky218 ) and sponsored by Google and Afrinolly will showcase the
best online content produced by black British and international digital media
creatives across short film, web series, music promos, blogs, magazines, social
networks and more.

The awards highlight the new media maker who can wake up, write, cast and fund a project online, record and edit with a mobile device, launch a YouTube channel to distribute the content, design a blog to publicise their work and find an audience via any one of a number of social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more. Digital-iS our reality. With the constant debate about the lack of diversity across mainstream media channels, the Screen Nation Digital-iS Awards is a great way to give new voices a platform and recognise the wealth of talent succeeding in the digital arena. Please see the categories and nominations below:


Favourite Web Series Actor:
 Kingsley Amadi (Spin)
 Michael Salami (Spin)
 Samuell Benta (All About The McKenzies)
 Wil Johnson (Sokorates)
 Zephryn Taitte (Brothers With No Game)

Favourite Web Series Actress:
 Busayo Ige (Unfamous)
 Letitia Hector (Venus vs Mars)
 Linda Adey (Dear Jesus)
 Ria Horsford (All About The McKenzies)
 Segilola Scott (Breach)
 Tanya Vital (Sokorates)

Favourite Web Series Ensemble:
 All About The McKenzies
 Breach
 Brothers With No Game
 Spin
 Unfamous

Favourite Web Series:
 All About The McKenzies
 Brothers With No Game
 Dear Jesus
 Redemptions End
 Sokorates
 Spin
 Unfamous
 Venus vs Mars

Favourite Short Film (to be judged by attendees on the day):
 12 The Damaged Race (Aml Ameen)
 Illegal Activity (Sebastian Thiel)
 Jonah (Kibwe Tavare)
 Sorry We Don’t Help Darkies (Travis Watson)
 The Block (Michael Gouken Omonua)

Favourite Music Promo produced by Luti Media
 Little Mix ft. Missy Elliot – How Ya Doing (Produced by Amalia Rosen Rawlings,
Directed by Carly Cussen)
 Lemar – Invincible (Produced by Amalia Rosen Rawlings, Directed by Carly
 JLS – Do You Feel What I Feel (Produced by Luti Fagbenle, Directed by
Marcus Lundin)
 Angel – The World (Produced by Ayo Davis, Directed by Director X)
 Daps – Ian Wright (Produced by Luti Fagbenle, Directed by Fabien Montique)

Favourite Youth Entertainment/Lifestyle Site/Mag
 Flavour
 GRM Daily
 Its Upshot
 Link Up TV
 Rep Dat
 Soul Culture

Favourite Arts & Entertainment/Lifestyle Site/Mag
 Afridiziak
 ItsBlackcurrent
Mad News
 Pappzd
 The British Blacklist
 The LaLa Report

Honorary Digital Vanguard Awards are to be presented to:
LUTI FAGBENLE, one of the UK’s top digital producers and founder of LUTI MEDIA – the
top UK digital production company working across music promos, commercials and

JAMAL EDWARDS, the innovative digital entrepreneur, founder and CEO of SB.TV –
the UK’s leading online youth broadcaster.

*sponsored by Afrinolly – African movies in your pocket

To cast your vote, please go to . Voting closes on Sunday 15th December at midnight. The winner of each category will be selected by a unique combination of peer review and public votes.

Congratulations to all my fellow nominees.

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6 replies »

  1. I remember the MySpace days of Madnews. The site has grown in leaps and bounds and keeps gaining good traction. Keep up the good work Janice.

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