To achieve meaningful success in life, one must attempt to live a life of constantly learning and re-learning especially in a fiercely competitive world like ours.

So here are some interesting quotes to start with;

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. — Kofi Annan

If you say knowledge is expensive, they try ignorance — Derek Bok

OAP Academy Season 9.0In order for me to gain knowledge of the broadcasting industry, I spent the last 2 weeks of July at the OAP Academy season 9.0, learning the basics of an industry that I stumbled into.

Yes, I have been in online media for a while but the most I have come close to broadcasting is my Punch ICT Clinic column (which I have faithfully maintained for close to 2 years) which for me is more or less like blogging but this time offline. As I write the ICT Radio Show on 99.3 Nigeria Info FM is already on and the Tech Trends on Channels TV show that is about to start, if you were in my shoes, would you not at least seek to gain more knowledge that will help you better maximise opportunities that where not exactly in your plans?

Well, the OAP Academy put together by the ProEmcees came to my rescue and provided me with effective, practical knowledge and experience not just from one person but close to 10 OAPs from different media houses with over 100 years cumulative experience. Some of the folks who have been to the OAP Academy include:

Denrenle (Channel O), Andre Blaze (Nigeria’s Got Talent), Onimisi ‘OJ’ Adaba of CoolWazobiaInfo, Femi Olaiya (Producer Extra Omalicha and Girls1ordinaire), Deoye (Life Coach), Omalicha (Rhythm FM), Chioma (VO Queen), Segun Obe (Voice Coach), Tosyn (Top Radio), Mazino (Smooth Fm), Lady J (Naija FM), Oscar (City FM), Chris (Channels TV), Charles Anazodo (Super Sport), Bukky (Classic FM), Nelly (Nigeria Info), Uche (City FM) and lots more. I think this is massive, massive value if you ask me.

The Good News is…..

Kamal Salau (click to follow him on twitter), the brain behind this just informed me that Season 10 of the OAP Academy kicks off in 7 days, precisely on the 18th of August, 2014.

The training will take place at Pro Emcees Digital Broadcast Academy, 14, Adedotun Dina street, Mende, Maryland, Lagos, Nigeria.

Registration Details

The full fee is N25, 000, covering Tuition, Registration, Personal Showreel, Training Materials (Videos, Audio, Text, Power-Point etc), Refreshment, Excursion to Cool, Wazobia and Nigeria Info and Certificate.

Discounts are available for payments before the end of July, 2014.

Weekday classes begin at 9am and end at 4. 30pm.

There is a also a N5,000 registration processing fee for late registration and applications submitted after the close of regular registration. This takes effect from the 12th of August, 2014.

You can pay the course fees any time before the closing date.

  • Assetbase Media
  • Acct No. – 0014051950
  • Bank – GTB

Click here to download the course outline.

What are you waiting for? Get in touch with the OAP Academy via Or Call: 08032019377 or 08083000003

Why OAP Academy?

Well, its simple, I have gone, seen and ready to conquer the broadcasting world with knowledge gained and I believe you need the knowledge that will be shared especially if you have plans to use mass media in any way to fulfill your dreams.

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