Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the appointment of a multimedia guru, Olatunde Michaels Oyeyiola as the new General Manager of the Kwara Television.
A statement by Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor said the appointment is a step meant to turn around the state’s official broadcaster.
According to Ajakaye, the new GM, Michaels’ choice aligns with the Governor’s vision to launch the Kwara Television into the club of modern digital television stations in the country and beyond, especially given that he’s versed and renowned for his expertise in the African modern multimedia industry.
“Born in New Bussa, Niger State in 1980, Michaels hails from Oro Kingdom in Irepodun Local Government of Kwara State. He holds a Diploma in Mass Communication and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Advertising from the Lagos State University,” the statement read in part.
Michaels had had a stint at various multimedia firms, starting from Alphavision Multimedia, a subsidiary of the Consolidated Media Associates, producers of soap operas such as Everyday People, Saints and Sinners, Candlelight, One Love, Domino, and a host of others.
“With a growing portfolio and a vast multimedia mindset, he later trod farther down the paths of showbiz in 2013 when he consulted for DKM Media where he directed concerts, managed artistes, and produced music videos like Dbanj`s Don`t Tell Me Nonsense, The Kings Men Concert and a host of others.
“Michaels also produced and directed ‘Why Me’ & ‘Move your body’ music video by Dbanj & the defunct Mohit Records in 2005.
“He later joined the Trace TV in 2014 as General Manager where he created and developed the television’s content, and ensured quality programming and production. He also led strategic projects such as the Airtel Trace Star Reality TV.
“Also in 2014, Michaels advanced rapidly to hit the ground running at Playcenter Nigeria, the pace setting multimedia company he founded back in 2007.”
He is credited with quality programming, monitoring transmission, drafting company policies, and structuring production operations at the firm.