Zandas Okeke, Darling 107.3 FM Owerri

The broadcast media landscape in Owerri is very competitive but when you have the right person at the helm of affairs you wouldn’t worry about how to dominate the market. Darling 107.3 FM Owerri is among the most sought-after radio stations in Owerri and the reason is very clear – a veteran broadcaster of outstanding reckoning is on the staff of the establishment. That person is Zandas Okeke, a broadcaster with a rare passion for success as a team player.

Zandas is one of the most experienced OAPs in the entire South Eastern geopolitical zone of Nigeria. This veteran broadcaster has put in over 20 years on the job as a radio broadcaster. He has particular expertise in politics, election reporting, government and political communication, new media, ethics and more recently on developmental issues. His impressive performance on the job has seen him rise to various positions, as Programme Manager, News Manager, and Station Manager. Along the line in his illustrious career, Zandas has carried out major Interviews with big wigs in the society among which are former Presidents of Ghana, Jerry Rowlings and John Kufuor, Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and Afro beat maestro Fela Anikulapo Kuti. He has also interviewed numerous state governors, political leaders, captains of industries and heads of various organizations.

Zandas has also been honoured for his distinguishing performances. Among the honours and awards are Peace Ambassadors Radio Personality of the Year 2015 (for outstanding Broadcast of Programs etc.), Nigeria Union of Journalists Award as Radio Reporter of the year 2012 (for reporting Water Scarcity in Kpegi Community), and BBC Media Action bursary award for 2011 election coverage. His vast experience in the industry is an asset to Darling 107.3 FM Owerri where he works. When not focusing on his work, Zandas loves reading books and meeting new friends, traveling & listening to good music. He is an inspiration to many young Nigerians who wish to pursue a career in broadcasting.

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

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

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