In the 1980s and early 1990s, the Nigerian Television Authority, or NTA, had women who made broadcasting beautiful. These women were always the hosts of the station’ s premier newscast, NTA network news at 9: 00 p. m.
Many people have been curious about what happened to these women after they left NTA years ago. In this piece, I’ ll discuss these amazing media pioneers and what they’ ve been up to since leaving NTA.
First is Bimbo Oloyede:
Many older Nigerian Television Authority fans looked forward to hearing Bimbo Oloyede’ s dulcet voice on the NTA Network News. In April 1976, Bimbo Oloyede made her debut appearance on the radio.
She was the anchor of the 9 p. m. news from 1976 to 1980. Women Optimum Development Foundation, which Bimbo Oloyede founded in January 1999, is now her own organization.
Second is Siene Allwell- Brown:
She was a well- known face in the 1970s and 1980s. Sienne was a master and at the pinnacle of her profession, renowned for her flawless sense of style. Sienne’ s impeccable sense of style, which dates back to her days as a news anchor, may make some women envious.
Many women tuned in to the prime news hour specifically to witness the designs of her well- known clothes. Siene worked as a newscaster for a long time and had a great career, and she is still a role model for many young women today.
Third is Ruth Benamaisia- Opia:
The charismatic Ruth Benamaisia- Opia is another NTA news hero. With her marvelous delivery, she endeared herself to millions of Nigerian television viewers when she hosted the news show.
Ruth Benamaisia- Opia, according to many of today’ s young female newscasters, is the reason they chose the profession. Her radiant looks captivated her audience and left them wanting more throughout her on- screen career.
Fourth is Eugenia Abu:
Eugenia Abu, the beautiful and intelligent anchor of NTA’ s 9 p. m. news for 17 years. Eugenia, aged 59, began her media career at Makurdi’ s Radio Benue before joining NTA.
In 2018, Eugenia Abu established the Eugenia Abu Media Center, a reading and mentoring center for young Nigerian writers and artists.
Fifth is Lola Alakija:
In the 1980s and early 1990s, Lola Alakija was another well- known face on Nigerian television.
She ruled Nigerian television during her reign and acted as a role model for many women who wanted to engage in the broadcast industry. Lola Alakija, who is now a preacher, celebrated her 70th birthday this year.