Olabode Makinwa: An Open Letter to Bayo Faleke – A Reflection on Friendship and Integrity

Dear Bayo,

I hope this letter finds you well. It’s not easy for me to put these thoughts into public space, but I believe it’s important to address them openly because the situation has called for it. Our friendship in the broadcasting industry has been a rollercoaster of emotions, and I’ve always valued the dynamic energy you bring to the table. However, there are aspects of our interactions that I can no longer ignore.

It’s disheartening to witness someone with such brilliance and dynamism taking what seems like a cheap advantage of those around you. I’ve seen instances where your actions don’t align with the principles you preach. I understand that we all have our flaws, but it’s essential to practice what we preach, especially in an industry that thrives on authenticity.

I’ve tried reaching out to you personally, hoping for a face-to-face conversation where we could address these concerns. Unfortunately, my calls and messages seem to have gone unnoticed. Hence, I’ve chosen to express my thoughts through this open letter. Please understand that my intention is not to shame or belittle you, but rather to encourage self-reflection and growth.

TV Afrikana is undoubtedly a great asset, and I’ve always wanted you to leverage more on its potential. However, I believe that with great power comes great responsibility. It’s my sincere hope that you take a moment to reflect on the ideas I’ve shared with you in the past. Your endless love for what you do and the industry is evident, and I believe that by addressing these concerns, you can further enhance your impact and legacy.

Remember, this letter is not fueled by hatred but by a genuine concern for the friendship we share and the positive influence you can have in the broadcasting world. I look forward to a time when you can work towards creating a more authentic selfless and uplifting broadcasting environment.

Wishing you the best in your endeavours in 2024 and beyond.


Olabode Makinwa (Awiye)

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