Nigeria: Why I Want to Own a Radio Station - Broadcaster, Ade-Omo-Ade

27 March 2020
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Osogbo — Adesina Johnson Adewumi is an On Air Personality with Raypower FM in Osogbo, Osun State. Popularly known as Ade-Omo-Ade, the young broadcaster has risen to become the Head of Programmes at the station. In this interview, he spoke on his journey so far and his ambitions.

How did you get into broadcasting?

One of my brothers who identified my broadcasting talent advised me to use it well. Personally, I have had passion for broadcasting since my secondary school days. I followed it up when I gained admission into higher institution. I had the opportunity to train at Amole Institute of Broadcasting in Ibadan, Oyo State. The institute is owned by Aree Olalomi Amole, an ace broadcaster in the state. This gave me the opportunity to enter the media industry.

For how long have you been in the media?

For about 17 years now and I give thanks to the Almighty.

How has the profession been for you?

It has not been easy. When I started, the radio stations around here were not many. This made it difficult to be on air. However, thanks to God for His grace, one has traversed many radio stations and it's a worthwhile experience.

Which radio stations have you worked with?

I worked as a freelance presenter and I also worked as permanent staff in some stations, include; Kwara Midland FM, Bond FM, Ekiti State Radio, and the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation Radio in Osogbo. I'm currently with Raypower FM as the Head of Programmes at the Osogbo station.

What's your plan for the future?

I plan to have my own radio station to enable me affect the lives of millions of people positively. I also wish to have a big advertising agency.

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