Veteran Nigerian broadcaster Soni Irabor is in Shock as you read this, but hold it, before you become a victim of panic, the ageless broadcaster and compare is shocked for a good purpose. Irabor has just been nominated as Male Radio Personality of the year at the annual Best of the Republic Award (BORA) 2O17.

The gifted toast master and founder of Soni Irabor Institute Of Media and Communications (SIICMS)announced his surprise in these words as he urge fans and love ones to vote for him in order to take home the diadem , “My people, I have been nominated as #Male #Radio #Personality of the year at the #2017 #BORA #Awards. I am indeed honoured that this old man is still counted among the ‘youngees’ of today. Getting nominated for an awarded in my twilight years, we’ll, what can I say. Thanks people for considering me! Let’s give it a try. SMS BORA 23 to 33070…

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A look at Irabor’s profile shows that he began his career with the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation as a Junior Announcer in 1977 and served for a year before proceeding to the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) as a Senior Announcer/Newsreader in 1978 where he rose quickly to hold positions such as Controller Presentation Trainer, Marketing Manager and Asst. Director Marketing.

He left the corporation in 2000 to start Ruyi Communications where he made the transition from his successful career as a public servant to birth his famous Soni Irabor Live programme that ran on Television for a while before becoming a radio talk staple where he has hosted leading public and business figures including the Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

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Indeed, Soni has rubbed shoulders with the ‘who is who’, both locally and internationally in the course of his career. As a Toast Master and Master of Ceremonies he has hosted over 15 International events that featured Heads of States including the COJA 2003 (The 8th All Africa Games) and CHOGM (Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting) 2003 which had the Queen of England in attendance.

Other high profile events he has hosted include the prestigious NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa’s Development) Business Forum held in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire and he co-hosted the CNN African Journalist of The Year Award, with CNN’s Zain Verjee in Accra, Ghana.