LEADERSHIP will officially open its podcast studio at its headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday with a collection of notable media personalities to headline the event.
Chairman Emeritus of DAAR Communications and pioneer of private broadcasting in Nigeria, High Chief (Dr.) Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi; the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa; and prominent lawyer and columnist Ms. Hannatu Musawa are among the key media personalities expected to attend the event, which will be broadcast live by AIT from 10 a.m.
Etsu Nupe and the President of the State Council of Traditional Leaders of Niger, Dr. Yahaya Abubakar; and members of the company’s advisory board are also expected.
According to a statement by the editor, Mr. Azu Ishiekwene, Dokpesi, Dabiri-Erewa and Musawa would be invited for a live interview as part of the opening ceremony.
The interview would be broadcast live on YouTube and Facebook, apart from the live broadcast by AIT.
Ishiekwene described the opening of the studio as “a turning point”. The studio is named Last Word after the famous column of founding chairman, Sam Nda-Isaiah.
“It is to the memory of our founding president and man of great ideas that we owe this privileged moment of convergence and adventure in multimedia journalism”, he declared.
He said the current President, Mrs. Zainab Nda-Isaiah, in line with her husband’s vision, led the management to set up one of the most modern online radio studios in the country within four months. A range of English, Pidgin English and Hausa content has already been developed for the studio and listeners can find it daily and live on soundcloud.com, tunein.com and anchor.fm
“The enthusiasm of our editorial team to optimize the opportunities presented by this new channel to serve our growing and increasingly differentiated range of listeners, followers and advertisers is extraordinary,” the company’s statement read.