Tongues on Radio

ARE YOU A RADIO LOVER? THEN YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS ONE.

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As a young chap, while growing up, my uncle used to listen to a lot of radio. He would go to bed listening to the radio, wake up still listening, have his bath while listening, and drive while listening. I never went to his office but I can bet my last Naira that he had a radio on his office desk. When mobile phones that had the capacity to carry a radio app, my uncle never took off his ear plugs but the thing is, back then I never believed you can be African and be on an African radio station, you had to have been born abroad, particularly America or London, or you must have the tongue of a thousand angels.

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Now a new trend has blown over the African radio world and they have begun to embrace the mother tongue, the African accent, now people like me know that those behind the microphone live in my city. On air personalities have learnt the art of connecting to their audience by communicating with the day to day lingua. It has now become irritating and intolerable for an African presenter to come on air with a foreign accent.

People want to be able to identify and connect with the voices they have helped them get through the day, so no need to fake a personality, be yourself.