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Abimbola Bode-Olaoba

Abimbola bode-Olaoba is a journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria. A qualified Broadcast Journalist, with a degree in Journalism and an MA in International Broadcast Journalism. She is dedicated to providing accurate and impartial news with persistence, initiative, poise, resourcefulness and physical stamina as well as the emotional stability to deal with pressing deadlines and late breaking news stories. Abimbola  has the flexibility to work in differing surroundings, the ability to work under pressure, and the intellectual curiosity and professional judgment to succeed. Journalism is all about Team Work and making sure that the remit of any news organisation is achieved at all times.

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THE LYRICAL SOLDIERS: BRINGING POSITIVE CHANGE TO THE GHETTO Ajegunle, Nigeria’s so called “Jungle City” has been a major breeding ground for raw talents in music and sports. Such National icons like Daddy Showkey, Baba Fryo and Taribo West all emerged from the slums of Ajegunle and worked themselves to international prominence. Things seemed to have slowed down in the last few years, but a but a bunch of creative youths THE LYRICAL SOLDIERS (TLS), are galvanizing potential stars with a series of creative events. ABIMBOLA BODE – OLAOBA takes a trip to the Jungle City to explore how TLS is working to mobilize the youths and help them discover their talents.



An In Depth interview with Larry Williams, one of Nigeria's foremost Thespian. The interview looks at the death and Rebirth of Nigerian Theatre.



It’s no longer news that Nollywood is the 3rd biggest film market in the world. The Industry has grown from nothing into a $250 million dollar-a-year industry that employs thousands of people. Every day, every week movies are released but one director who has raised the bar and has cut across borders even in Hollywood is Kunle afolayan. A child of a Nollywood veteran himself, he has raised the bar in movie production churning block busters that have graced film festivals all over the world. Nollywood and Hollywood are beginning to have a marriage of sort, with Nigerian artistes getting offers to appear in Hollywood blockbusters and vice versa. I Commissioned this report for Voice of America

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