A good voice doesn't make you a broadcaster ! - Abass Adefulu
It was a revealing moment when our team caught up with the Ogun State born famous On-air personality , Content producer and Media practitioner Abass Adefulu popularly called Artunbi.
There had been speculations that the broadcaster is dropping all his radio programmes to join the acting industry. He cleared the air that he is dropping all his radio programmes with diverse concepts in different radio stations so as to join the new radio station in the state, Splash fm where he can wholly put all his concepts together.
Abass Adefulu who explained that many of his fans will enjoy him better on Splash FM because of the wider coverage coupled with the quality of the broadcasting services the communication outfit has been known for over the years in Ibadan remains the same and would equally be top notch in Ogun state.
"I felt with the invitation of Splash FM, if I could put all these programmes together in one radio station, it will project me better and would make my fans and audience enjoy my contents more than ever.
I have been to thier station in Ibadan and I think I love their brand so I decided to join the team.
When asked when he joined broadcasting, the seasoned broadcaster noted, "I started radio broadcasting as early as when I was in school. My debut on air was 2005 but my very first time on radio as an independent broadcaster was on 6th of November 2006 with the programme Ko ma roll on OGBC AM and later anchored E Ku Iya Leta and Isaga O Ku Mase for all Isaga indigines all over the world solely on the AM frequency.
"After that, I proceeded to OGBC FM , Paramount FM, Faaji fm, Raypower Ibadan, Radio Lagos, Choice FM, Root FM, Smash FM and many other radio stations just to mention but few in the Southwest."
The OAP stated that despite being a communiation graduate from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and practising for few years, his career and life styles took a positive and unprecedented turn around when he met Yemi Sonde the broadcast sage who mentored and tutored him professionally.
"I will forever be grateful to my Boss Yemi Sonde , he taught me everything about broadcasting and made me a professional broadcaster "
When asked to compare broadcasting when he started and now he said, "the new era in broadcasting is quite different from what it was when I began my career especially with the advent of the New Media which is the social media.
He added, "when I started my broadcasting career, radio stations in Abeokuta were just two,OGBC AM and OGBC FM, and later paramount FM came on board.
"But now, the radio stations have increased exponentially, there is proliferation which has led to opportunities for so many untrained voices to find their way on air.
So many of our content providers are now half baked and as a practioner this gives me great concern.
Possessing a good voice doesn't make one a broadcaster you need to be trained academically and professionally" I know the NBC as a regulatory body is doing the needful but I will implore them to do more in sanitizing our air to give room for better content quality.
When asked what his plan for the future in broadcasting is, he smiled and said, "Only God knows the future but my plan is to have made a mark and lay legacies generations after me would be grateful for.