Aajiirebi, the flagship Yoruba language breakfast television show on pay-TV in Nigeria is ready with a brand new season. Making the announcement to the media in Lagos on Saturday, Mr. Leye Fabusoro, who is the COO of RareEdge Media Limited, producers of the programme, said it discusses social, domestic, cultural and eclectic issues in contemporary Nigerian/African society.
“It is presented as a conversational, engagement between the anchors and the house guests who are usually authority figures on the issue in focus,” he added.
The event doubled as one at which the media got to interact with the three presenters of the show, Feyikemi Agbola (Anike Kilonsele), Damilola Oni and Bamidele Fagboyo.
Aajirebi, Fabusoro said, has become an information hub, which has not only been enlightening but also educating its numerous viewers on diverse social issues for the past three years.
“It’s an enjoyable pre-recorded 30 minutes of carefully thought out topics relevant to every Nigerian and African as a whole. Aajiirebi uses vivacious conversational Yoruba language chit-chat involving the anchors and house guests in a light hearted debate that elicits required information and necessary opinions on the focus topic,” the COO explained.
Anike Kilonsele, one of the segments on the programme that enjoys a premium time belt on Africa Magic Yoruba, he said, is an informative and educative four minutes where useful and practical advice/tips on everyday living is shared with viewers.
Agbola, who takes charge of the Anike Kilonsele segment is a physiology graduate of the University of Ibadan (UI). At the moment, she is pursuing a Master’s degree in public health at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. She has got a number of awards to show for her hard work including the ANUCA Award as Young and Promising Female Presenter.
Oni has got a deep connection with culture, hence, her decision to study Yoruba language at the University of Ibadan. She can tell you about almost all the origins of the praise chants of the Yoruba people. She is a presenter, actor, and linguist.
Fagboyo, the only male anchor on the show is a dapper, spontaneous, young man who bagged an accounting degree from the Federal Polytechnic, Offa. He has featured in not less than 100 movies and soap operas, top on the list is the Superstory series; Behind the Smile, The Journey, Tweeters, House 22. He has a number of awards including The Rotary International meritorious award.
Tunde Oladimeji, who was not at the Saturday event, has been directing Aajiirebi for the last two years. He is the prolific actor, director and TV show host of the popular Yoruba programme Arambara.
The Ibadan-based RareEdge Media is a corporate service brand that provides a dynamic range of services focused on broadcast/media content production for TV, Radio and Digital.