The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) is more than just a television network; it was the first in Africa and has many fond childhood memories. A day on NTA begins with the color bars and the National Anthem. NTA had many programs, dramas, and sitcoms, as well as an excellent newscaster, which kept Nigerians stuck to their “wardrobe televisions”.
Through NTA, the men mentioned in this article found their way into our living rooms and left a lasting impression on us. They captivated their television audience across the nation with their velvety voices as they read the news. While their diction was flawless, their pronunciation was perfect. Their excellent mastery of the art of broadcasting and their confidence in news delivery.
1. Cyril Stober
Cyril Stober, a native of Niger State, has worked as a newscaster and journalist for more than three decades. His core roles included anchoring the news at 9:00 p.m. on NTA and NTA prime time news. His signature outfit included a simple native outfit, a cap, and his glasses.
Cyril Stober, who is aging gracefully, has unquestionably left an indelible mark on the broadcast industry.
2. John Momoh
John Momoh, best known for his diction and smooth delivery on television, is a symbol of excellence. He previously worked as a news anchor and senior reporter for the Nigerian Television Authority. In 1995, he founded Channels TV, which has since grown to become one of Nigeria’s most reliable news organizations.
3. Yinka Craig
Yinka Craig rose to fame as a sports commentator and analyst for the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN). He later moved to the NTA and became well-known for his work on Newsline, and AM Express. He died on September 23, 2008, after a long battle with cancer.
4. Ayinde Soaga
Ayinde Soaga is a household name among Nigerians born in the 1980s. Ayinde Soaga worked at NTA for 40 years before retiring in March 2021. He had a likable personality and was always competent in his work.
5. Frank Olize
Frank Olize is an iconic newscaster who made a name for himself on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) during the 1980s and 1990s. He was well-known as the host of Newsline, which aired on NTA every Sunday from 9:00 p.m. to 10 o’clock Olize’s peculiar style of delivery kept viewers fascinated and glued to their tv sets.
Through that program, Frank Olize took television presentations to a new level. Many people who know him will never forget his famous phrase, ‘It’s nine o’clock. Do you know where your children are?”……… See More