…Iredia, Channels Chairman, Momoh speak
History is being made as the 1962 brought- in -dead Society of Nigerian Broadcasters (SNB) has been revived.
Checks by our correspondent revealed that the Executive Secretary of the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria(BON), Dr. Yemisi Bamgbose, was picked to lead the revival after the resuscitation idea was mooted.
Recall that culture enthusiast and iconoclast broadcaster, the late Ambassasor Segun Olusola brained the convergence of broadcasters in 1962 under the ambience of SNB.
Sources close to Bamgbose obliged that the society is a confluence of upcoming, active and retired-yet active broadcasters who can be mentoring on-air-personality on and off the beats.
“This is obviously the season ordained by the creator of the universe to actualise the dream of our founding fathers led by the quintessential Ambassador Olusola, who pioneered this.
“Quite awesome this is being realised 60 years after its thought-out. Over one thousand members have been registered and they are due for induction in batches.
“Interestingly, the doyen of Broadcasting in Nigeria, Dr. Christopher Kolade; Chairman of Channels TV, Mr. John Momoh; Professor Tony Iredia; Chief Yemi Farounbi; Chief Segun Aderiye; Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa and hordes of other notables have been tagging along to make the profession that made them refreshing and more professional,” a close ally of Dr. Bamgbose oblige us.
At the Transcorp Hillton tomorrow, December 1, the first batch of inductees would be inducted at an ocassion where Professor Tony Iredia will be the Guest Speaker. His broadcast alter ego, Mr. Tony Momoh will be the Guest Speaker at the December 13 second leg of the first batch of induction at Channels TV arena, Isheri, Lagos.
The objective of re-igniting the flame of passion for Broadcasting by putting life back into the society by the practitioners, include, but not limited to mentorship of upcoming broadcasters, our correspondent has scooped.