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Meet a Nigerian Who Was The First African and Nigerian Male Broadcaster

Otunba Kunle Olasope born in 1937 at Efon Alaaye,Ekiti State and he died on October 6th 2019 in Ibadan,the Oyo state capital.People in broadcasting industry always called him "Egbon".

Otunba Kunle Olasope was the first male television voice in Africa when the Western Regional Government of Chief Obafemi Awolowo created Western Nigeria Television in Ibadan.

Kunle Olasipe and Anike Agbaje-Williams were the first Africans and Nigerians to appeared and read script on First Television in Africa Western Nigeria Television WNTV on the 31st of October 1959.

Otunba Kunle Olasipe was a community leader and bonafide member of St Paul's Anglican Church,Efon Alaaye, he received many awards during his lifetime which includes Order of Niger(OON) by Federal government. He also served as the Chairman of Ekiti State Broadcasting Services under Adeniyi Adebayo.

He became a mentor of several broadcasters, including the 'Yours Truly,' Sam Odion Bello, Eniola and then Yomi Kazeem, Bola Makinde, John Momoh, Ayinde Soaga, Sesan Ekisola, Ayo Alli, Manny Onimonu and many more, in 1976, at Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation Abeokouta. Olosope joined Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation, Abeokuta.

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Anike Agbaje-Williams Efon Alaaye Ekiti State Ibadan Otunba Kunle Olasope


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