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Capital TV begins operation in Port Harcourt 

By Debo Oladimeji
12 February 2022   |   3:15 am
Young Nigerian media entrepreneur and 2019 finalist in the BBC Komla Dumor Award, Mr. Ndume Green, has unveiled a new television channel, Capital TV, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Young Nigerian media entrepreneur and 2019 finalist in the BBC Komla Dumor Award, Mr. Ndume Green, has unveiled a new television channel, Capital TV, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The 2019 Fellow of the Tony Elumelu Foundation recently launched the TV station at the Camp David Event Centre, GRA, Port Harcourt.

The event was attended by many dignitaries including the 2015 All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the state and immediate past Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside; former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC), Gbene Joi Nunieh, member representing Khana/Gokana Federal Constituency, Dum Dekor and president of the Port Harcourt Polo Club, Dr. Chukwudi Chukwudi.

Speaking with The Guardian, Green said: “I thank God for the journey so far. It has been challenging getting here. The massive turnout here today has simply crashed the perceived notion that Port Harcourt won’t support the idea.”

On his plans for the TV station, the Ogoni-born entrepreneur added: “We are starting online right away with a plan to go satellite before the end of the year. We are here to tell the African story in a way that is different. Our contents would be centred on Africa’s shining lights rather than its dark, which has been the delight of the global media over the years and has seen them invest billions of dollars on such contents across the continent.”

Green also used the event to unveil Ogonitv, a pet project he started with the late Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr. in 2016, which would focus mainly on the indigenous stories of the Ogoni people and the Niger Delta.

The renowned investigative journalist also revealed his plan for other brands coming under the Capital Group, which would include business chains in Cinema, Film-Making and a media Hub named Wakanda Media Foundation that would train at least 1000 African story tellers every year.