Wa-zo-bia to commemorate 10th anniversary
Friday, August 03, 2012
A hit popular radio talk show on City Limits Radio-Wa-zo-bia, is set to commemorate its 10th anniversary the last week of September or the first week of October, if reports reaching What’s On is anything to go by. The radio show, which first hit the airwaves in 2002, is a leading and one of the most interactive programmes in this particular FM radio.
Hosted by Baron Stanley, also known by some as the General Overseer, this radio talk show is certainly the oldest and most original media propos mirror of the Nigerian community in the Gambia.As a matter of fact, the forces behind this radio show are planning to celebrate this 10th anniversary in grand style as they intend to coincide it with activities marking Nigerian National Day.
In an interview with What’s On, Stanley disclosed that ‘Wa-zo-bia’ simply means the three main languages in Nigeria and the words means come in all these three languages namely Youruba, Hausa and Igbo respectively. “So in essence it means come all Nigerian and lets’ put our heads together and know what is going on among us. It comes on Monday from 8:00 to 9:30 pm since its inception. The show covers most all three important areas notably, education, entertainment and we inform the people. We also inform our compatriots about the daily news from Nigeria,” he stated.
Stanley informed this columnist that the show also brings on board the programme, celebrities who normally visit the country especially those from Nigeria. “It has remained the oldest information bureau for all Nigerians in The Gambia. We are 10 years and celebrating this 10th anniversary, I want to take a step further from where we are today to the next channel. We are thinking of repeating exactly what we do on the radio to do it on TV, if we have sponsors, in our quest to cover even Nigerians in the Diaspora.
“This year we are celebrating this year, but we are now looking at around last week of September and first week of October to celebrate this 10th anniversary so that it coincides with activities marking Nigerian National Day. Stanley disclosed that 85% of Nigerians in The Gambia tune into this programme and that he also receives a lot of phones calls as well as text message.
“We have started a documentary who is who among Nigerians. We are going to cover every aspect of Nigeria as we started with the high commissioner -Esther Audu. I will also go into many diverse areas like business groups, civil service, market among a host of other areas. So in essence I will cover all Nigerians in the country. We also plan to entertain our listeners to the fullest as we expect a big time artist from Nigeria. So we are working on that process now,” he added.
Author: Sheriff Janko