The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) in its Triennial General Meeting held on Thursday, 16th June, 2022 at the UNIMAK Auditorium in Makeni presented a certificate of honor and respect to the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Africa Young Voices (AYV) Media Empire, Ambassador Anthony Navo Jr. for his huge investment in the country’s media landscape.
It can be recalled that prior to this honor, Amb. Navo Jr. was also the distinguished recipient of this year’s African Achievers Awards as “African Media Entrepreneur of the Year”, for his unprecedented and unparalleled contribution to the development of the media landscape in the country.
As Founder and President of the Africa Young Voices Media Empire- with 5 stand – alone media outlets including TV, Radio, Newspaper, Film, in addition to managing a global partnership with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)- Amb. Navo Jr. has impressively led the institution to becoming the most powerful tool for information dissemination in the country and amongst the best in the sub-region.
And through his vision, the Africa Young Voices Media Empire has also provided a platform for countless young and aspiring media practitioners to nurture their careers and achieve excellence over the years. Africa Young Voices International is the Global outfit of the company, with headquarters and studio based in London, United Kingdom.
Also, recently, the Africa Young Voices Television extended its tentacles by joining the DSTV family on channel 399.
AYV films has recently developed short videos and movies as part of its public education drive to bring awareness, influence policy and gather support in the elimination of abuses like early childhood marriage, gender-based violence and rape against women, especially girls in Sierra Leone; something Amb. Navo Jr. is extremely passionate about.
Before his multimillion U.S dollar investment into the media landscape of Sierra Leone and beyond, Amb. Navo had gained a towering reputation as a stellar and successful entrepreneur in Sierra Leone.
He is the Proprietor of Navo’s Group of Companies- a conglomerate of electronic businesses, foreign exchange bureau and importation of milk.
Amb. Navo Jr. is also a renowned and highly successful Sports Executive, being the current Chairman of the country’s biggest and most successful National Premier League Football Club, East End Lions Football Club – founded in 1928 and based in the country’s capital, Freetown.
His sterling leadership of the reigning National Premier League Champions has helped countless number of young footballers to achieve their dreams as professionals.