Mabel Oboh, a Veteran broadcaster, media relations and publicity expert, criminologist, humanitarian, and Ex-Edo Governorship Candidate,(2020), is a Nigerian Vectran broadcaster who has been bestowed with the prestigious (YESSIEY ‘MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR’). In 2022, she was awarded ‘Media Per Excellence Of The Year’ by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
Mabel oboh, a grassroots pioneer of Nollywood, in the mid-80s, was the second female independent movie producer in Nigeria, with her debut,’ Victims’ an NTA Nigeria Television Authority, network popular Drama Soap. She went on to produce Television movies, documentaries, commercials, etc.
She also created the the first chat show in Nigeria (Chat with Mabel) in the early 2000. Founder of MOCSOS, an NGO for entertainers’ welfare and healthcare. Currently, an Executive board member, of international relations, Conservative Friends of Africa Scotland (CFOAS). Mabel is also the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Political party’s national publicity secretary in Nigeria.
Mabel oboh is an experienced media personality, who started her career in the entertainment industry with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) in the early 80s as the 2nd independent movie producer/ director/scriptwriter and actress. She later took full employment and trained with NTA as a newscaster/ journalist and later became NTA Network Lagos statehouse news correspondent with media guru Deji Idowu in the early 90s. As a media professional to the core, oboh has used her experiences to venture into other walks of life. Such as working for the United Nations, the British Embassy in Poland, etc.
As a UK-trained criminologist, she gave Edo State Governor Obaseki a run for his money when she contested fervently for the number one position in the State in Edo 2020 where she came 4th position out of 14 contestants. As a great media personality and philanthropist, Her enormous contribution to the entertainment and media industry in Nigeria speaks for itself. A woman to watch out for who is the current African Democratic Congress ADC National publicity secretary and as a British dual national she is also an active conservative and unionist party UK member.
Other winners of the Yessiey Award are
Elena Maroulleti, a Greek Cypriot American independent journalist/reporter and founder of AKTINA FM has emerged as Yessiey Personality of the Year, Dinah Lugard is a remarkable figure in the fields of electrical engineering, cybersecurity, and now, as the driving force behind ‘The Cure Initiative For Individuals With Substance Abuse NGO’ and SoberTech was awarded “Yessiey Woman Of The Year”, Nigeria’s largest private art collector and founder of Oyasaf Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon (Yessiey Art Personality of the Year), DK industries Group chairman and Nigerian Industrialist, Dekunle Okunrinboye emerged winner as the “Yessiey Man of the year”
Other winners include Andrew Lucky Elerewe former chairman of Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN) and the association’s current national vice-president of the North Central Zone (Yessiey Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year), Kofoworola. A. Beckley (Yessiey Realtor of the Year), Abayomi Mighty (Yessiey Public Speaker/Writer of the Year), Olubukola Akinpelu Aka Mylifeassugar (Yessiey Entrepreneur of the year), Ujawal Jha Nepali Social worker (Yessiey Humanitarian Personality of the year) etc.
Yessiey Awards is owned by Yessiey magazine. It is an achievement award in diverse fields of human endeavor. Yessiey is a celebration of exemplary exploits and recognizes accomplishments such as firsts, inventions, discoveries, honors, awards, and the truly extraordinary.