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Meet Anike Agbaje Williams, The First Woman To Appear On Television In Nigeria

This write-up focuses on Anike Agbaje Williams, the first woman to appear On Television In Nigeria.

Mrs Agbaje Anike Williams popularly known as first lady of the tube was Nigeria's first woman broadcaster, as she started working with Western Nigeria Television, the first television station in Nigeria, 1959.

The 84 Years old was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State. She is the third daughter of her family.

She spent her Primary school and Junior Secondary school years in Lagos under the care of her guardian, Mrs Gbemisola Rosiji, wife of Ayo Rosiji and Bishop and Mrs S.C. Philips. She attended CMS Girls School, Lagos. In 1950, when CMS Girls School was relocated to Ibadan and renamed St Anne's School, she moved with the school and finished her education in Ibadan.

After she completed her secondary school education, she got employment with the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation, NBC at Ikoyi, Lagos in 1955.

She began her career as a newsreader.

When a television station was established at Ibadan, she was asked to interview and was subsequently given a job at the station. Agbaje-Williams was a pioneer staff of WNTV, which was first television station in Nigeria, she was also the first female broadcaster of the station. She rose to become a producer and director of programmes at the television station before retiring in 1986.


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