Edmund Obilo, the most engaging OAP in Ibadan

There are personalities that have grown to become foundational brands that shape modern broadcasting in Nigeria. One of such persons with remarkable integrity and professionalism in the face of challenges in the field is Edmund Obilo. His profile will inspire anyone to strive to the top not just in journalism but any career.

Who is Edmund Obilo?

Edmund Obilo is a multi-talented On-Air Personality (OAP), writer, media owner and motivational speaker. He hails from Imo State, Nigeria. He is also involved in advocacies for citizen action for good governance, one of the goals that shape his focus as a broadcaster.

Education

Edmund Obilo is among the most educated OAPs in Nigeria. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (BEg.) degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree (First Class) in International Relations, Post-Graduate Diploma in Theatre Arts, Master’s degree in Communication and Language Arts and a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Political Science.

Career

Edmund has depth and remarkable pedigree when it has to do with broadcasting in Nigeria. This veteran broadcaster began his radio career as a freelance reporter at the Ibadan network station of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN. He joined a private radio station, Splash 105.5FM in 2007 as a sports presenter and later the producer and presenter of Bull’s Eye, Economic Searchlight, Village Square, Eagle’s Eye, and Voices.

Edmund’s political programme on Splash FM is noted for its investigative and revealing contents which has even exposed corruption cases in the state. He left Splash FM following the controversies that trailed a particular edition of his programme and joined Inspiration FM in 2016. He then formed his own brand, Bilficom Media, in 2016 and made more impact in the radio world with more captivating programmes airing in Lagos, Ibadan, Osun, and online. Edmund attended and participated in the 2014 Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany in 2014, and he was one of the journalists that covered the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York in 2015.

Edmund’s focus on achieving good governance in Nigeria is influencing his life as a broadcaster with more daring programmes that put leaders in every part of the society on their toes. He returned to Splash FM in 2018 and went back on air with his ‘hot’ programme, State Affairs, which did not take time to record a high audience base. Edmund who is a well traveled journalist with exceptional passion for the profession is among the OAPs that built the Splash FM Radio brand in Nigeria. He is indeed, the hottest OAP in Ibadan.

Family

Edmund is happily married with children. He strives to be a good father to his kids and caring husband to his wife despite the demanding nature of investigative broadcasting which he is known for.

Finally

Edmund is one of the most dedicated broadcasters in Nigeria whose primary interest is always to get the right things done by asking the right questions. His charisma and strict adherence to professional ethics combine to make him an OAP of exceptional value not only to his fans but to the society at large. Edmund is a role model to many young Nigerians who wish to carve out a thriving and decent career in broadcasting. His story is every-inch inspirational and capable of arousing a never-say-die spirit in any young Nigerian.

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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