Wazobia FM had an unforgettable grand ceremony to mark its 10th anniversary on Sunday, November 19th at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island Lagos.
The event pooled celebrities from the media, corporate organisations and the entertainment industry.
For a radio station that had many odds stacked against it right from inception, a 10th anniversary definitely calls for celebration and jubilation. The camaraderie was felt at each stage of the occasion which started with a cocktail meet-and-greet where fans and friends mingled with their favourite OAPs.
Hosted by Omotunde Adebowale fondly known as Lolo 1 of Wazobia FM, OAPs of the station were given the opportunity to tell the audience about their working experience with the station as well as showcase other talents they have. For instance, Ratata showcased his musical abilities when he delivered a reggae song in a local dialect of Edo state.
From D-Wana’s stumble into the profession to Mayowa, a trained architect who has risen to fame through her online comedy skits. Each of the employees rolled out testimonies on how they help each other. The constant name on the lips of many of the OAPs was YAW. Many of the OAPs owe their success to YAW, the Head of Presenters. They lauded him for his unflinching belief in their talents as well as the management who gave them room to explore their talents.
As the pioneer of a unique style of radio presentation that appeals to grassroots through its pidgin-English language format, Wazobia has grown to become a staple in most homes. It started operation in 2007 and is a sister-station to Cool FM. The station is renowned for its humorous approach to news and topical issues.
“Our main aim at inception was to convey news to the layman in a language that they can easily understand,” said Tatiana Moussalli Nouri, Deputy Group MD of Wazobia FM.
In its usual tradition, the radio station awarded their Ogbonge awards to Media Agencies such as Media Reach, Media Perspective, Media Sale and Maxi Media. Regulatory agencies like Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON), News Agency Nigeria (NAN) were also recipients of the award and many others
Satguru travels also rewarded a couple with a trip to Dubai through a raffle draw. There were also other consolation prizes. Also in attendance was Amin Mousalli, owner of the radio station, Serge Noujaim, the new Chief Executive officer.
Comedy relief was supplied by Funny Bone, Acapella and MC Abbey.
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