Popular OAP on Max FM and a regular face on TVC flagship show Wake Up Nigeria, Mary Alimi aka Lady ‘O’ Mary, yesterday picked up the Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA) for Best Radio Presenter of the year.
The event which held at Muson Centre last night Dec. 13th, 2017 had prominent government officials including Information Minister – Lai Mohammed, Lagos State Commissioner for Information – Steve Ayorinde and Chief Lateef Jakande who received an honorary award alongside the Ibrus and Aboderins.
This silver jubilee edition of the NMMA will be the second time in a row that Mary will be winning the award, haven won the same award last year. Also, TVC News’ Senior Correspondent, Joke Lijadu came through as Best Reporter of the year at the awards.
Mary Bashua-Alimi who began her Broadcasting career, during her NYSC days, cut her teeth as a Radio Presenter on Talk Nigeria, and Box of Goodies, going on to produce and present Youth Connect as well as Who’s Getting Married; all on Radio Continental 102.3 FM. That same year, she became an announcer and the OAP on duty, working on all the available shifts from Monday to Sunday.
Mary Bashua-Alimi has produced many shows and documentaries including the ‘Continental Breakfast Show’, ‘Wetin Dey’, ‘Talk Nigeria’ and, recently – ‘Mellow World’. Besides her experience as a Broadcaster and voice talent, she has also sat as a member of committees for Events and Programme Planning. LadyOMary, fondly known as the Solace Sister, loves writing, singing, translating, exploring, hosting events, modeling, voice acting, amongst others; and is an excellent researcher.
Mary is currently the presenter of a morning show “Max Hits” on Max 102.3 FM.