News and Event

Posted on Wednesday 11th of November 2020


The Head of Journalism and and Digital Communication at the African University College of Communications (AUCC), Mr. Nanabanyin Dadson, has been honoured by the Graphic Communications Group Limited as one of the Outstanding Past Editors at its 70th Anniversary night in Accra.

Nanabanyin Dadson, former editor of the Graphic Showbiz Newspaper received the recognition at a ball organised on Saturday, October 2, 2020 at the plush Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra as part of activities climaxing the 70th anniversary of the company. It was a night of celebration, as it attracted many who had played pivotal roles in the company, including all living former managing directors, editors and staff of the company.

The event was graced by the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. In delivering his keynote address, the President challenged the current generation of staff of the Daily Graphic and its sister brands to work assiduously to uphold the best standards and professionalism the brand had carved for itself over the last 70 years.

Popularly known as Uncle Nab, Mr. Dadson is well known for his sustained commitment to promoting a faculty culture of mentoring, for both students and staff. Nanabanyin joined AUCC in 2015 with over three decades worth of experience as a prolific art writer and editor for The Mirror and Graphic showbiz newspapers.

He has been the recipient of a lot of professional awards, including Ghana Journalists Award — Arts and Culture writer of the year (1996), Arts writer prize of Ghana (1986) and GJA Recognition Award for Journalism in 2004. He has also served on special committees such as Ghana Music Awards, Commonwealth Writers Prize, GJA Awards, PANAFEST, Miss Ghana, National Dance Championships just to mention but few.

By Benjamin Osei Boateng