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Broadcasters urge young professionals to emulate Julie Coker’s virtues


Veteran broadcasters have urged young ones in the profession and others to emulate the excellent and passionate disposition of the renowned icon of television broadcasting and Yeye Eto of Lagos, Chief Julie Coker who clocked 80 yesterday.

The veterans which include Oloye Lekan Alabi, Dr. Yemi Farounbi, Mrs. Shade Hastrup, Chief Taiwo Ayorinde and others made the call yesterday during the 80th birthday celebration and luncheon in honour of Chief Coker held at Omo Ajorosun Club, Agodi, Ibadan.

Alabi, who is the Ekefa Olubadan of Ibadanland and the first Culture Ambassador of the National Museum and Monument, Ile Ife, as the host of the programme said the celebrant represents excellence in broadcasting. He, therefore, urged young professionals to emulate her.


The former Ambassador to Philippines and ace broadcaster, who was the Chairman on the occasion, Ambassador Farounbi, said: “The reason why we are celebrating her is that she is an embodiment of excellence, of all that is the best in broadcasting.

“The young professionals should learn from her professional ethics, standards, class, commitment to professionalism, excellence, integrity and courage in doing this job.”

The Baale of Ekotede, Ibadan and veteran broadcaster, Ayorinde said Coker is a bundle of talents who exhibited excellence in her presentation.

Hastrup who retired from the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) described her as an embodiment of excellence, humility and pleasantness in and outside.

During the celebration, ‘The Screen Hugs Culture’ was launched in Coker’s honour.


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