Here is what you didn’t know about Nigeria’s Ace broadcaster, Cyril Stober
Nigeria Ace broadcaster, Cyril Stober is retiring. There is hardly a Nigerian born between the 80s and 90s who does not know him or remember these words “Good evening I am Cyril Stober and this is NTA news.” He is one of the most respected veterans in Nigeria media industry amongst the likes of Late Frank Olize, Hon. Abike Dabiri on NTA Newslines, Ruth Benemesia Opia, John Momoh Ayinde Soaga and the late Tokunbo Ajayi.
Here is what you may not know about him
- Cyril Stober is a Sierra Leonean but he was born in Minna, Niger State Nigeria. He likes wearing Hausa Fulani Babaringa and Caftan dress because of the culture of where he grew up.
- He attended Government Secondary School (GSS) Minna and received an A1 in English.
- He started his career in broadcasting with NTA Minna. He worked with the Nigerian Television Authority for about three decades where he anchored the NTA news at 9pm.
- Unlike some news broadcasters in Nigeria, he was known to be himself. He never had a fake accent or went to school to learn how to speak with fonè.
Nigerians say farewell on Twitter:
As a kid, seeing Cyril Stober and Eugenia Abu or Fatima Abbas Hassan at 9.pm meant one thing;>>> BED TIME KIDDO LMAO!
— Bäzil (@basilabia) December 10, 2015
Cyril Stober!!! great news legend….. one of the first people i saw on TV….good job, retire well — FEMI FACTOR (@femifactor) December 10, 2015
Cyril Stober as a youthful Newscaster dedicated all his life to professionalism,he made so many kids dream of becoming a broadcaster
— AMILA GBENGA SEGUN (@gbeny007) December 10, 2015
Cyril Stober of NTA is like Larry King of CNN. He knows and has a likable personality. I wish him well as he retires
— Obinna Chukwuezie (@obinnachukwuzie) December 10, 2015
Cyril stober is still a news caster at NTA… And u wonder why unemployment is high in nigeria — Dami (@Etiks89) November 16, 2015
Here’s a video of Cyril Stober doing what he knows how to do best on 19th May 2015:
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