Hosts and co-hosts at HotFM 98.3 Radio Station, Abuja, Nigeria Photo: African Press Club
Dateline: Central Area, Abuja, Nigeria
Nigeria is a country with a vibrant media. Journalists are known to be quite active. With more than 200 organisations, the media space is competitive.
The Nigerian press cuts across radio, television, newspapers, and of recent, online media.
Last week, the African Press Club paid a courtesy call on two radio stations in the Nigerian capital city, Abuja.
The Club was delighted to be hosted by “Sister Sister”, a radio program at Hotfm 98.3 station, Abuja, run by feisty, educated and lively women. At “Sister Sister” we analyzed the news, introduced the African Press Club, explained our vision and advised professionals on how to join the club.
The visit afforded the African Press Club an opportunity to discuss potential collaboration on mutual causes in the industry.
We also paid a working visit to Silverbird Communications in Abuja, owners of Silverbird TV and Rhythm FM 94.7. We had a fruitful meeting with the Head of Station, who was eager to partner on press issues.
Finally, we attended the screening of a documentary on the Nigeria/Biafra War presented by the Center for Memories at the Thought Pyramid Center in Wuse 2. The war ended 50 years ago but the wounds are still raw as evidenced by rhetoric in the social and political space.
This movie was an attempt to document what transpired, and start a conversation that could lead to healing and reconciliation.
Watch out for the next Nigeria diaries, documenting African Press Club’s activities in Nigeria. Enjoy!