Radio Unveils Family Ties: OAPs in Ibadan You Never Knew Were Blood Relatives (Updated)

By Israel Babalola

In the vibrant world of Ibadan radio, where voices weave tales and melodies paint emotions, the familial bonds often hidden behind the microphone remain a mystery to many.

Primus Media City, in its quest to unravel the captivating narratives of Ibadan’s On-Air Personalities (OAPs), has unearthed a fascinating revelation – eight radio presenters who share more than just the airwaves.

The Abolades


Abolade Salami, a seasoned radio presenter and Group General Manager at Fresh FM Nigeria, proudly claims Abiodun Salami as his son. The torchbearer of radio excellence passes seamlessly from one generation to the next as Abiodun, known as De-Yelloman, enthralls audiences with his show ‘L’agbo Regal’ on Fresh FM and Lagelu FM.

The Yusufs


Oloruntoba and Olasumbo Yusuf, a couple deeply immersed in the radio waves at 32fm94.9, exemplify the adage, “two hearts that beat as one.” Originating from their days at Space FM, where love blossomed, Mr. Oloruntoba Yusuf stands as a prominent newscaster, while his wife, Olasumbo, a former dancer, showcases her professional flair in children’s program anchoring.

The Ibikunles


Samuel ArugboBoisi Kehinde and Emmanuel Elere-Oba Taiwo, of Fresh FM Nigeria and Success FM identical twins from the Ibikunle family, showcase a bond reflected in their choice of professional paths. Beyond their indistinguishable physical features, these young Yoruba presenters, with a deep Ibadan accent, captivate audiences with humor and an impressive command of Yoruba and English.

The Ayefeles


Dr. Yinka Ayefele (MON), a world-renowned Tungba musician and media mogul, shares the radio waves with his brother Olaolu Ayefele, the Group Head of Operations Fresh FM Nigeria. From their roots in Ipoti-Ekiti, Ekiti State, the Ayefele brothers, known as ‘Oja’ and ‘Baba Jingosa,’ respectively, contribute to the radio landscape as reputable presenters on Fresh 105.9FM Nigeria.


Lere Shittu of Splash FM and former Director of Programmes at Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State, embraces the airwaves with his son Femi Lere-Shittu at Agidigbo FM in Ibadan. A testament to familial broadcasting prowess, Oluwafemi Lere-Shittu shines as one of the brilliant young presenters, effortlessly switching between English and Pidgin.

As you digest these intriguing connections, rest assured that our exploration of the hidden tapestry of Ibadan’s radio personalities is far from over. Stay tuned for more revelations as we peel back the layers of the radio world, uncovering the intricate web of family ties that make this community truly unique.


  1. • Taiwo Eeboolobi TNM RADIO Ibadan and Jamiu Eeboolobi of Amuludun FM
    • Folakemi Ojuade @ PFM 93.5 and Bade Ojuade @Oluyole FM

  2. Wow…. what’s a beautiful truth

  3. U just revealed something huge especially about THE IBIKUNLES.

  4. • adejare Amuda and Salam rofiat
    @ Ibr .
    Weldone boss, may Almighty continue to broaden your horizon of knowledge.

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