ADEGBITE Adeyanju

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Yanju Adegbite, popularly called Uncle Yanju, a product of Government College, Ibadan who furthered his education at School of Journalism and T.V, Berkshire, U.K and Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation Training School, Obalende, Ikoyi, Lagos belongs to the class of the pioneer members of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS).

He joined BCOS in 1976 and for greener pasture in the same profession, he left in 1990. Although, he had worked also as a broadcaster with the Radio Nigeria between 1973 and 1976 before he joined BCOS. Mr. Yanju Adegbite with the sobriquet, the Music Merchant, has contributed immensely into the broadcast industry as a Studio Manager, Presenter, Newscaster, Disc. Jockey (D.J) and Master of Ceremonies (MC) worthy of emulation.

Nature has compensated him in his chosen career to be the First On-Air Personality on Radio O-Y-O 2 FM stereo (1972), first On-Air Personality on the Television service of Oyo State (TSOS) – 1982. Also, his positive contributions won him several awards from both the Government sector and Corporate Organizations.

The awards include: 1986 Oyo State Best Broadcaster of the Year; Outstanding Performance Award 2001; Oyo State Best Media Executive of the Year 2014 and so on. Mr. Yanju Adegbite, a founding Managing Director, Special Focus Radio – TV productions; Former Managing Director, Media Strategies, Limited; former Managing Director, African Waves Network (AWN): Managing Partner, Yanju Adegbite and Associates; and Special Adviser to His Excellency, the Governor of Oyo State on Broadcasting/Chief Executive Officer, Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) from 2011 to 2015.

Currently, Yanju Adegbite is the Special Adviser/Project Director, Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS).

He is a January child who celebrates his birthday on January 10 of every year.

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