February 1, 2016


The Radio, Television, Theatre, and Art Workers Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU), Edo State Chapter, on the Occasion of the World Television Day, gave a posthumous award to the Founder of Benson Idahosa University and the Archbishop of Church of God Mission International (CGMI), Archbishop Benson Andrew Idahosa.


The Award was given in recognition of Archbishop Benson Idahosa’s contribution to television and for his pioneering role in televangelism in Africa. Archbishop B. A. Idahosa was the first televangelist in Africa and the fifth in the world. The Award was received by Bishop F.E.B Idahosa, the son of the Archbishop, who is also the President of Benson Idahosa University. He expressed his appreciation on behalf of the Idahosa family for the recognition and honour given to his father.


The ceremony was attended by dignitaries from all walks of life, Politicians, Movie Producers, Actors, Musicians, Broadcasters, and many others. A renowned movie producer, Mr. Lancelot Imaseun who was at the occasion informed the Union and guests present that his next movie will be on the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa, and that it would be titled “Fire in his Bones”. He said he would work closely with the “Idahosa Family” to produce the Movie.