Marhaba Fm’s Sham’un Bako Wins Best Muslim Journalist Award

Accra based Marhaba Fm’s morning show host Alhaji Sham’un Abdallah Bako was on January 1st 2022 adjudged the overall Muslim journalist of the year 2021 at the Muslim Excellence Awards. His hard work, dedication and commitment to the growth and progress of the Muslim Community gave him the edge over other Muslim morning show hosts in the country.

Alhaji Sham’un has been a newscaster in the years 2019 and 2020 won the best Hausa newscaster of the year in recognition of his outstanding performance in newscasting and golden voice presentation.  A section of the Muslim community believes he should have been awarded the best Journalist for those years.

Sham’un Bako apart from the morning show and newscasting is also a host of other educative programmes on media outlets such as Marhaba Fm, Gaskiya TV and Hijra TV all in Accra. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Shaltoot Media, the Public Relations Officer of Al-Firdaws Modern Bakery and Pastries. In addition to these, he also M.Cs occasions in Hausa, Twi and English and was nominated for the Ghana Muslim Achievers Award in the best journalist category.

In an interview with the media, Alhaji Sham’un Abdallah Bako dedicated his award to the Management and Staff of Marhaba Fm, the CEO of Al-Firdaws, Alhaji Abdul Razak Isifu, the National Chief Imam, the President of Council of Songhi Chiefs and all those who have in diverse ways contributed to his success. The award, he said is a testament to their hard work, team spirit and willingness to change the narrative of the Zango communities.

“To listeners of Marhaba Fm, especially the serial callers, I say thank you. I believe that you are the reason I won this ultimate award and your input over the years has contributed to my success” he said. He expressed profound gratitude to the organisers, the Muslim Group Ghana, for recognising his hard work, dedication and commitment to promoting Zango Community in the media.

Source: Faisal Mustapha