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Chinomso Thelma Amadi is a seasoned broadcaster and an experienced communication professional and media trainer. She has about 6 years of experience in full-time TV broadcasting as a content developer, Reporter, Anchor, Producer, trainer, editorial skills etc. She started out with Africa Health Television (AHTV), an independent broadcast firm where she cut her niche in health Journalism, reporting on health-related events in the Federal Capital Territory. In Peoples TV as a News and Programme Anchor, reporter and News producer, she trained young corp members and IT students in areas of news reporting, script writing and news gathering. At Fesadeb Media Group, Chinomso provided insight in content production for Housing Development Programme on AIT, and also presented the programme. In the course of her work there, she coached young employees in areas of news writing, reporting and conduction interviews.
Chinomso Thelma Amadi currently works for KAFTAN TV as the News Director/Desk Editor, News Anchor, News Producer/Reporter and Programme Anchor for other News Related Programmes. In her capacity, she also trains inexperienced employees and Corp members in skills such as News writing, News reporting, News anchoring and News production.
Her Educational qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Literary Studies, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism.
I have always loved to broadcast,to talk,to narrate,to conduct interviews., I love to see peoples reactions to pleasant and surprising news..I used to interview my siblings as far back as I can recall.. I did get into UNIBEN for Law, twice but didnt make Mathematics,so English and Literature welcomed me.
I went to Television College,Rayfield after my youth service ,in 2000 and had my internship at NTA Jo’s… I was later employed at Independent Television and Radio,Benin- City from Jan 2001- July 2002..
I was employed at NTA ,Victoria Island, Lagos in April,2003,where I stayed for over a decade until I got transferred to NTA H/ qtrs,Abuja in 2013 and I am still there now.
I have presented a potpourri of programmes in Lagos and Abuja,from breakfast shows to musical programmes, anchored exercise, lifestyle and ICT programmes as well as ,location reportage and Newscasting… The excitement has not dimmed..
Major programmes anchored- A.M Express, Morning Ride, After Dawn on NTA 2, Weekend Deal,Wellness and Living e.t.c..
I am a wellness enthusiast and a certified fitness Trainer..
Even when I leave paid employment,I will love to talk,Script and promote broadcasting of some sort… I believe nothing is impossible, if we are determined.
I was born in the mid 1970’s in Benin- City. I dislike two faced and Sly people and pray for a world where everyone gets their hust deserts.
My name is Georgina Ndukwe-Ezeanyika, I currently work as a senior Correspondent, Reporter and Newscaster with Silverbird News24, Abuja.
Asides from reading the news on Silverbird Television and on Rhythm 94.7FM, I produce and present a live programme on Silverbird Television that focuses on the activities at the Nigerian Assembly titled “From the National Assembly” and on radio, i present a programme that focuses on the rights and issues concerning women titled,” Women Voices”.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria, currently studying a Master’s degree in Mass Communication with Liverpool’s John Moore University, United Kingdom.
The last thirteen plus years of my career has been centred round evidenced based information gathering, reporting and editing, presenting and anchoring programmes of national interest. I have also organised press briefings and i have a wide network in the media circle.
Before I attained this, I was a little girl, who grew up loving and listening to radio. Even though at some point I wanted to study Law, I ended up taking up Mass Communication as my first degree at the Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria, West Africa.
Right from secondary (high) school, i had already started practicing the profession as a member of Press club. the very first day i joined the club, i was appointed the Newscaster and reporter for the entire school. My task was writing about happenings in school and reading the news before the entire school.
Being a News Anchor is something i love to do, because I grew up listening to professionals in Nigeria, the likes of late Tokunbo Ajayi, Ruth Benemesia Opia and beautiful Eugenia Abu. outside the shores of Nigeria, I love watching to Christiana Amanpour and Isa Sesay. I started off my career by volunteering to work with a radio station, LoveFm (Formerly Crowther radio) 104.5FM in 2003, after I graduated from the University. I was waiting to be called up for a one year mandatory national service, I had to keep myself busy. That short period of 4 to 5 months I volunteered, was the experience I needed to get my first full job with another radio station, Vision FM 92.1, Abuja in 2006 after my service year. During my service year, I volunteered to be part of a team that administered polio and vitamin A vaccines to children under the age of five in the rural communities. in the process I learnt a little native dialect to enable me communicate easily with the people in those communities who were neither literate nor aware of the benefits of those vaccines to the health of their children so at some point we had difficulties convincing the mothers there to make their children available. however we were able to overcome that obstacle with the help of mediator. I also had a stint working as a freelance Journalist with BBC Network Africa, Abuja office in 2007, it was a huge plus for me, because I was trained by one of the most experienced hands in Broadcasting. That same year, I got a permanent job with Silverbird Rhythm 94.7FM as a Newscaster, Reporter, Presenter and News Editor. What I love the most about my job is the fact that I can touch the lives of people that listen with the messages I talk about on radio and the programmes I present on television , it feels like having a virtual family and that’s awesome. I research and produce contents that deal with social issues, current affairs and relationships. Of course it is a forum where I connect with my listeners. The fact that some young people were able to get jobs on my show, convinced me that I was doing something really very right. I have also written feature stories which has been aired both locally and internationally. In 2009 and 2018, I was a recipient of staff of the year award (SILVERBIRDCOMMUNICATIONS) and On-Air-Personality of the year, First runner up, in recognition of my hard work and dedication to duty. I have a flair for news reporting both for radio and Television. I do voice overs for jingle, programes and documentaries. As amedia personality, I have had the opportunity to host one or two events in Abuja, my specialty is mostly corporate events. My dream is to continue to be heard beyond the shores of this country, bring hope to people listening or watching, being a voice for the voiceless and making a difference in my own little way. I hope to establish my own broadcast outfit in the nearest future. END
YinkaKenny is a multi-talented Broadcast, Radio Presenter, TV host, Event Compere, Motivational Speaker, as well as an Actor.
A product of the FRCN Training School, she started her broadcast career as a co-anchor on an educational programme called grammatical license on Top Radio. Since then, she has been involved in various radio and television programmes cutting across news, talkshows, event coverage, reporting, jingle production and so on.
Her broadcast experience cuts across various Broadcast Media outfit. Some of which include:
Production and anchoring of station’s flagship Breakfast show (Bumper Breakfast) and independent talk show tagged -Perspectives with YinkaKenny on MITV
Co-presenting the station’s female gender oriented show tagged – Eve on Metro 97.7FM
Co-presenting the daily Mid-Day show on WFM 91.7 tagged Panorama
Production and anchoring of the station’s flagship breakfast show ( *Ojumo ire) in Yoruba on Orisun TV
She has also successfully covered and anchored various events from social to political events with incisive interview skill
She is enigmatic, energetic and a great resource who has clearly carved her niche in the broadcast and entertainment industry.
The story of the Lantern in the Old Eastern Region and south-west Cameroon region – Philip Nosa-Adam
Utuenikang which translates to the hurricane Lantern is a very small but significant item with a long history in the Old Eastern region and some divisions in Cameroon. The Hurricane Lantern or the Kerosene Lantern was an article of trade during the years of the transatlantic trade. It is unclear when the item may have been introduced. Although it may have been introduced during the Era of Efik-Dutch relations in the 17th century. Modern and more popular designs of the lantern were constructed later by polish inventor Ignacy Lukasiewicz in 1853.
The Lantern has similar names among several Ethnicities of the Old eastern region. Some of which include
Among the Igbo, the lantern has three different names depending on the dialect. Central igbo use the word Mkpanaka for Lantern. Cross River Igbo use the word Utuenikang or its equivalent while some Igbo particularly those in present-day Oji River Local government area use the word Utukpe.
Interestingly, the word Utukpe has its origin in the Efik Language and is a corruption of Utue Ekpe (argiope aurantia), a large yellow striped bush spider native to the lower Cross River.
Thus, the shadow images produced when the hurricane lantern is lighted must have been likened to the colours on the spider. Within south-west cameroon, the following communities use the word “Utuenikang”Balondo (Ndian Division)Balue (Ndian Division)Ngolo (Ndian Division)Ekombe (Ndian Division)Bima (Ndian Division)Korup (Ndian Division)Batanga (Ndian Division)Bakoko (Ndian Division)Mbonge (Meme division)Bakundu (Meme division)
It is fascinating that the same word is used across several communities with a few pronunciation differences. There exists a reason for the common use of the word and it’s variations.
The hurricane lantern would likely have been obtained by a coastal community and sold to the communities in the interior. Thus, the community which first obtained the lantern would have given it an indigenous name and its name would have been adopted by nearby communities. The communities closest to the atlantic in the Old Eastern Region and the Cameroon axis include the Obolo communities (i.e Ibeno, Oron and Idua), Efik, Douala, Ijaw, Balondo etc.
The Efik being by far one of the most widely travelled West African trader in the Old Eastern Region during the years of the triangular trade would be a top contender for the origin of the name. This is further confirmed when the word “Utuenikang” is studied from an etymological perspective. In the Efik Language, Utuenikang is a conjunction of two words. “Utuene” and “Ikang”.
The latter translates to fire and the former comes from the verb “Tuene”. The verb “Tuene” first translates to, to light or to be lighted and secondly, to twinkle. Examples of sentences with the verb include:- Tuene ikañ mi, nọ mi nkut usuñ – Show the light here for me to see my way. Ntantaọffiọñ etuene – The stars twinkle Like the Greek mythical figure Prometheus who is regarded as the bringer of fire, the Efik are responsible for the use of the name Utuenikañ in several Communities. It is our hope that the Efik will continue to be the importer and an inventor of more useful artefacts in the future.