Airtel Uganda Recognizes Teso’s Emuk Benjamen as Most Outstanding Journalist in Uganda

Posted on Jun 09, 2024
By Admin

Last Friday, as all roads led to Namboole for a match between Uganda and Botswana, which ended 1:0 in favour of Uganda Cranes, Journalist real name Emuk Benjamen commonly known as Benjie had top Airtel Uganda officials divert their way to the Kampala Sheraton Hotel as he was getting National recognition from Airtel Uganda as Most Outstanding personality in the journalism industry.


Out of the total of 10 top journalists Airtel recognized, Emuk topped the list as the Most Outstanding journalist, beating his colleagues black and blue.


Speaking at the event, Manoj Murali, Managing Director Airtel Uganda congratulated journalists for their excellent work.


“We at Airtel Uganda are very delighted to have such incredible journalists like you and we are what we are today because of your great works and dedication towards promoting and relying out our products and services to our customers. Outstanding individuals like Benjamen Emuk shouldn’t skip our hearts and this is the reason we honour you for your exceptional work.”


Airtel Uganda also recognized journalists including Nile Post’s Kenneth Kazibwe, PML Daily’s Javira Ssebwami, Sanyu FM’s Nkata Emmanuel Snr, UBC’s Sandra Kahunde and New Vision’s Ali Twaha among others.


David Birungi, Public Relations and Communications Manager at Airtel Uganda hailed Emuk Benjamen for his resourcefulness and ability to stand out from the rest, hence putting Airtel Uganda ahead of his schedule and ensuring what gets out is what customers need to know.


“Benjamen is one person who can’t go home uncertain of the activity or product or service we launch, he goes an extra mile to get clearly what the product or service or even any other event we hold. We are talking about a person who will ask a thousand questions, complex ones yet very instrumental in informing our customers and the public out there.” Birungi added,


“Today, Airtel Uganda recognizes and celebrates Benjamen Emuk for his exceptional job, showcased in the longest time possible and it can’t go unnoticed. Let’s join hands as we all welcome Emuk Benjamen to pick his package and Benjamen, never at any point blink but rather continue doing your thing because we all know the fact that hard work pays!”


Acknowledging his recognition and reward, Emuk said, “One thing about me is that I go for it, Rudimentary understanding is not my thing, I go deep and establish what I need my readers to know, not just for my sake but for the millions of people out there who look up to me to provide them with the right information regarding what I write or report. Surely, I am not that guy asking questions not loud to be heard or do my job just to be seen and not to be heard, rather I do the opposite, you can never see me coming, and with a lot of research and clear understanding of things, the questions just keep coming!”


Emuk added, “The walls indeed have ears, I have often times thought to myself I would have many accolades to my name because I really put in a lot to mostly interviews but look, no company has ever done that apart from Airtel, even when I know most of the people out there notice and appreciate my abilities. Though some people think I am evasive in my ways but the truth is, I don’t let negativity or naysayers smite me down and not to mention the indiscretions in the media sector but hey I am no hayseed, wing-nut individual, all I do is keep waltzing! “


Emuk Benjamen is a journalist working with Chimpreports and Kampala Sqoop online websites. Emuk has been in the journalism field for the last 8 years and, one and half of those, he was a public Relations Practitioner working with Fireworks Advertising under its PR arm brainchild BCW Africa and in there, Emuk handled Airtel Uganda, TotalEnergies EP, Movit Products Limited, agriculture Business Initiative(aBi), MasterCard Foundation and Glovo Uganda accounts among others.


Throughout his journalism career, Emuk has been involved in Oil and Gas, Education, Politics, People stories, accidents, Tourism and lifestyle being his best beat. If Emuk is not interviewing artists, then be sure, he is on top of interviews with high-level figures including politicians, key industry leaders among others.


It is no brainer that Emuk has gained vast experience in various fields including people management, business and politics among others and has in the past engaged and rubbed shoulders with some of the notable big names including politicians; Hon. Norbert Mao, Hon. Jimmy Akena, Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi and several other Ministers and MPs among others.


In the entertainment world, the guru has wined and dined and interviewed celebrities including; popular reggae music group Morgan Heritage, Tiwa Savage, Jidenna, Angelique Kidjo, Major Lazer, Awilo Lomgomba American Jazz and Saxophonist Chris Lang, Darren Rahn, Chronixx, Pato Ranking, Johnnie Drille, Diamond Platnumz, Isaiah Katumwa, Eddy Kenzo, Navio, Racheal Magoola, Lillian Mbabazi, Cindy Sanyu, Big Tril, Zari Hassan, and movie stars including Morroco Omari, Ramsey Noah, Osita Iheme, Shaka ilembe makers, Iwaju makers and big brother winner Khosi among others.


Congratulations Emuk!


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