Popular Ibadan based broadcaster, Edmund Obilo has returned to Splash 105.5 FM he left in 2016.
Though it it yet to be known whether his return would be on contract or employment basis, Obilo, who hails from Imo State, is expected to air his programme- State Affairs this coming Saturday, December 1st, 2018.
A post on the radio station’s facebook page confirmed the development.
Before he resigned from the station on June 13, 2016, OYO INSIGHT recalled that Obilo anchored Voices, a popular weekly political programme.
Obilo’s last programme on the radio station, this newspaper recalled, was on Wednesday, 28th September, 2016.
When he was leaving, Obilo had said there was no hassle or quarrel between him and the management of the radio station. ‘’We have decided to pursue our dreams in different ways’’
He had narrated how the radio proprietor, Chief Adebayo Akande called him 2009, asking if he had seen Fareed Zakaria on CNN. Obilo had said no and Akande told him he wanted him to be like Zakaria. “I started watching, studying and reading Zakaria’s books, studying the likes of Christopher Wallace and works of great broadcaster round the world.
“For me to be like Fareed Zakaria I must be a scholar broadcaster, I must go beyond reading and reporting, I must be able to analyze news, forming perspective and make projection.”
He had added: “Adebayo Akande accept my resignation on Wednesday as we earlier discussed that when it is time he will allow me to go. I will not go beyond this explanation because am already down. It is a small world and Splash FM fm is still our home.”
Between 2016 and 2018, Obilo aired State Affairs on Inspiration FM stations in Ibadan and Lagos and Rave FM, Osogbo.
Known for famous for his incisive interviews with prominent individuals, bold approach and intellectual based content, he left the media outlet after disagreements on terms of continued engagements.
Obilo won the hearts of many listeners over the years through his interview programme ‘Bulls Eye.’ The programme boosted the audience of the station with many agonizing when he was reported to have left the services of Splash FM in 2016.
His popularity soared into other states in Southwest Nigeria for his unique broadcasting approach.
Obilo’s mentee, Ifeoluwapo Adeniyi, had also announced her resignation from the station on the same day.
Ifeoluwapo was an analyst on voices and also a broadcaster.