The broadcast media landscape In Kano State is blessed with On-Air Personalities (OAPs) who understand how to appeal to a multi-ethnic, multi-religious target audience. With a thriving radio industry, OAPs are saddled with the responsibility of keeping listeners loyal to their stations with captivating and engaging presentations in English and local languages. Here’s a list of top 10 OAPs in Kano State you should listen to their programmes.
10. Ayaka Daniel Testsegha – Cool FM, Kano
Ayaka Daniel Testsegha a.k.a ‘DTalk’s is a Radio presenter and voice over artist. He is the host of the Midday Oasis, Saturday morning Grove and Cool Naija Top 10 for Cool fm kano.
DTalk’s is the winner of the outstanding Radio presenter (midday) North, at the Nigeria Broadcasters merit Award 2015. He knows how to captivate listeners through unique presentation style.
9. Abdullatif Abdullahi Jos – Freedom FM Kano
Abdullatif Abdullahi Jos is a Top OAP with different techniques that charm the audience. He is an Editor at Freedom Fm kano and also Newscaster. He is an icon in broadcasting. He is a well known personality among listeners. His programmes are a delight to listeners.
8. Maimuna Yusuf – Freedom FM, Kano
Maimuna Yusuf is an OAP at Freedom Radio kano. She is dedicated to her job. She is the Co-host of an educational programme at 99.5 fm every Saturday 5 pm. She is an icon who focuses more on Educational foundation of children as she normally says that “Educating a child is the best way to channel their future”. She hails from kogi state Nigeria and also works as the presenter of weekly news review.
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7. Prince Daniel – Wazobia FM, Kano
Prince Daniel a.k.a ‘Aboki D Area Father’ is an OAP, Radio presenter, Public speaker Voice Over Artist and media Consultant.
He is the Co-anchor of the programme “make una wake up” show at Wazobia kano. It’s a phone-in programme that attracts the attention of his listeners who often tune in because of his golden voice.
6. Mary Obadaki – Cool FM, Kano
Cool fm kano’s OAP Mary Obadaki better known as ‘Yasmin’ to her listeners is a household name in Kano State. She has been making waves as an OAP ever since she got into broadcasting. Mary belongs to the new generation of hot OAPs. She is beauty plus brain who started her professional broadcasting career with Ray power fm 106.5 kano as newscaster/Duty Continuity Announcer (DCA). She later joined Cool FM 96.9 and hosts the Night cafe 8pm to 1 am on weekends.
5. Tolu Sophire Anidugbe – Cool FM, Kano
Tolu Sophire Anidugbe is an OAP, radio presenter, singer and writer. Sophia jokingly refers to herself as a not-so-girl-girl. She is currently the host of popular ‘breakfast’ show on Cool fm kano as well as the Sunday morning Oasis show from 6 am -2 pm .
sophia’s show attracts several high profile guests, which has made her a public figure to reckon with. Her radio charisma had also ensured great chemistry with numerous fans who listen to her voice every morning.
4. Usman Muhammad Auwal – Cool FM, Nigeria
Usman muhammad Auwal aka ‘MOH’ is an air personality, voice over artist, producer, business consultant and project manager. He began adventure in broadcasting with Dala Fm (Freedom Radio Group) in kano. He is currently the co-host of the show “Goodmorning Nigeria” and Sunday chill out zone at cool fm kano.
3. Adnan Mohammad Suleiman – Wazobia FM, Kano
Adnan Mohammad suleiman also known as (Oyibo Doctor) by his listeners is a radio presenter and event planner. He is the host of the programme “Oyibo Doctor ” at Wazobia fm kano every Mon 10 pm. Oyibo Doctor’s show is all about nourishing food and fruit that people should be eating to keep the body healthy. He is a delight to listeners because of the health tips they always get from his show.
Esther Isiaka (A.K.A Tin Tomato ) is also a popular mc. As she proudly says, when you think of mc, think Esther (Tin Tin) on the microphone. Esther says her goal is to ultimately influence the young generation to see the world from a better perspective. She is the host of “Oga madam office” show aired on weekdays from 10am to 3pm on Wazobia Fm 99.5 kano.
Oliver Osuji, also known as Gymnastic, is an On-air personality, actor and comedian. He joined wazobia FM in 2011. Gymnastic is the host of “weekends Jollyfication”. It is a family entertainment programme which comes up every 6.am to 12 noon sat & sun. He is also well known by his listeners as “Okorokanze” on Ogene show. He is an OAP who attracts many listeners to wazobia fm with his engaging presentation style.
(Additional reports from Ifeoma Irechukwu)