My father inspired my being an OAP, says Tuale Baba 1
Popular On-air personality, Tuebi Kelvin Abidde aka TualeBaba1 has recounted how his father informed his decision to become an on-air personality.
Tuale made this known in an exclusive chat with our reporters
He said, “My journey into radio is long. Being interested in radio, I will say it was my dad’s influence. He dragged me to love radio when I was a kid way back in Portharcourt. My dad who used to be a correspondent with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) had this transistor radio, even now, he tells me that the only gift he wants from me whenever I am visiting is a radio. I knew he used to write and record voices which used to sound strange to me. He also had this box machine which he also used. The only time we got to watch television in our house was from 7 pm for news or we watched it before he returned home. Once he gets back, he puts off the television and turns on the radio so we were forced to listen to the radio and that was how I got interested in radio.
All through my primary and secondary school days, I was nursing the dream of wishing my voice could also be heard from the radio. After school, the only thing on my mind was still on the journey of getting my voice on the radio. That was what took me to a radio school”.
Tuale started as a newscaster in Wazobia FM before becoming the news editor and currently the program manager, Wazobia FM. He also doubles as an actor, scriptwriter, movie producer, master of ceremonies (MC), and content creator.
He graduated from the Lagos state university after which he obtained a Diploma in radio and television from the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria(FRCN) now known as the Nigerian Broadcast Academy (NBA).