Cyril Stober is a legendary Nigerian broadcaster. He retired in 2015. There is hardly a Nigerian born between the 80s and 90s who does not know him or remember these words “Good evening I am Cyril Stober and this is NTA news.”
Stober is one of the most respected veterans in Nigeria media industry amongst the likes of Frank Olize, Hon. Abike Dabiri on NTA Newslines, Ruth Benemesia Opia, John Momoh Ayinde Soaga, Siene All-well Brown (later Razak Lawal) and the late Tokunbo Ajayi.
There are facts you may not know about Cyril Stober. Here is what you may not know about him, presented by venturesafrica:
Cyril Stober is a Sierra Leonean but he was born in Minna, Niger State Nigeria. He likes wearing Hausa Fulani Babaringa and Caftan dress because of the culture of where he grew up.
He attended Government Secondary School (GSS) Minna and received an A1 in English.
He started his career in broadcasting with NTA Minna. He worked with the Nigerian Television Authority for about three decades where he anchored the NTA news at 9pm.
Unlike some news broadcasters in Nigeria, he was known to be himself. He never had a fake accent or went to school to learn how to speak with fonè.
Well, even though he is no longer in service, Cyril Stober remains a household name that may never fade among Nigerians.