A media house is a company that is specialized in the provision of Technical services for the new media. Media houses Inform, Educate, Entertain, as well as Confer Status among other functions. These media houses provide information for the members of the society and help to make the government activities Accountable as they also play the Watchdog role in the Society.
In Nigeria, there are a lot of Media houses. Ranging from Newspapers, to Magazines, to Radio stations, as well as Television Stations. These media houses also serve as an Inspiration and Motivating factor to the Nigerian students especially the Mass Communication students in Nigeria.
Here are Top 10 Nigerian Media Houses that Mass communication students would like to work in:
1) Silverbird Communications: Silverbird Group is a Nigerian multinational Real Estate, Mass media and Entertainment company. It was established in 1980 by Ben Murray-Bruce. It’s Headquarters is in Victoria island, Lagos State. The Silverbird communications comprises of the Rhythm 93.7Fm and Silverbird Television. Rhythm 93.7Fm Lagos was established in 1977 while Silverbird Television commenced transmission in Lagos in 2003. In 2002, Rhythm 93.7Fm porthacourt was established. Whether Rhythm FM or Silverbird Television, a lot of Nigerian mass communication student would love to work there.
2) The Sun (Nigeria): Daily Sun is a Nigerian daily newspaper published in Lagos, Nigeria. As of 2011, the Sun had a daily print run of 130,000 copies and 135,000 for weekend titles, with an average of 80% sales. This made the Sun the highest selling newspaper in Nigeria. The Chairman of the Publishing house is Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, a former Governor of Abia state. It’s current Editor-in-chief is Mr Eric Osagie. Daily Sun is a successful media house and a lot of mass communication student would love to work there.
3) NTA: Many Nigerian Mass Communication students would love to work in the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) which is Government owned. The NTA runs the biggest Television network in Nigeria with stations in several parts of the country. Many Mass Communication students would be eager and excited to work in NTA.
4) Vanguard (Nigeria): Vanguard is a daily Newspaper that many mass communication student would love to work in. It is based in Lagos Nigeria and was established in 1983 by Veteran journalist Sam Amuka-Pemu with three friends. Vanguard has an online edition and is considered to be one of the few in Nigeria that is considered Independent of political control. Nigerian Mass Communication students would love to work there.
5)The Guardian (Nigeria): The Guardian is an Independent daily newspaper published in Lagos Nigeria by Guardian Newspaper Limited. it has been described as “Nigerians most respected Newspaper”. It was founded in 1983 and Published in English. The Guardian is one of the best Newspapers and many mass communication student would love to work there.
6) TVC: This is a Nigerian 24-hour Television news Channel owned by Continental Broadcasting Service Nigeria Ltd. It is based in Lagos and it’s slogan is “First with Breaking News”. As of 2014 the station is said to have reached about five million household in Africa and Europe with interest from Cable and Satellite Provider to expand its market share.
7) Punch: The Nigerian daily Newspaper ‘Punch’ is a Broadsheet format Newspaper. It is published in English Language and was founded by James Abodehrin and Sam Amuka. It was designed to perform the Information, Education, and Entertainment Function. It’s policies and directives are implemented by a management team led by the Managing Director who is the company’s Chief Executive officer. Punch is a successful media house and a lot of Nigerian Mass Communication students would be delighted to work in the Punch Newspaper.
8)Galaxy TV: A lot of mass communication student would love to work in the Galaxy Television. Galaxy Television Channel 53 was not only the First privately registered Television in Nigeria, but also the first one to broadcast. It started full broadcasting in May 1994 from the hills of Oke-Are, Ibadan. Presently, Galaxy TV Ibadan is rated the Number one Television station in terms of viewership.
9) Wazobia Fm: Wazobia FM 94.1 is a Nigerian Pidgin English Radio Station in Porthacourt, Rivers State. A lot of Mass Communication student would love to work there. It was founded in 2007 and is owned by Globe Communications Limited. It’s broadcast areas include Porthacourt, Owerri, Aba and it’s Slogan is “Kajad Station”.
10) Brila Fm: Sports Radio 88.9 Brila FM also known as Brila FM is a sports radio station founded in 2002 by Larry Izamoje as Nigerian’s first and only sports Radio station. Many Mass communication students especially sports lovers would love to work in the Brila FM. Brila FM has three sister stations located in Abuja, Kaduna and Onitsha. It broadcasts in both English and Pidgin.
(Written by Teniola Egbuwalo)