By Israel Babalola
Ibadan, the city of talent and creativity will always be at the top of the media game in the country as they continue to explore day by day the many parts of the media industry.
One of the interesting part of broadcasting is Voice-over Production. A part that needs professionals and specialists to tackle so as to deliver a top notch work.
Voice-over is a voice production technique used in a radio, television production, filmmaking, theatre, or other presentations.Primus Media City is at it again, to deliver out of countless creative Yoruba voice over artistes in the city.
In no doubt, our selected ones are part of the common Voice-over artistes every radio listeners can always relate with on Ibadan radio. In no specific order, the following are 5 Yoruba Voice-over artistes in Ibadan city.
Kola Oladapo (Lagelu 96.7 FM)
Mr.9ceGuy is one of the best indigenous voice over artiste in Ibadan, Oyo state. He hosts a current affairs programme, ‘Ela Loro’ every Saturday. Every Wednesdays morning, Mr. Nice Guy moves into the upper-class position of the grand duke of broadcasting in Ibadan because of his dynamicsm and versality. Kola is a popular male voice when it comes to jingle and promo making on air. His local style of voice over continues to increase his fan base within and beyond Oyo State.
Alhaji Adegboyega Lawal (Lagelu 96.7 FM)
The Ace radio presenter and the regular host of “O n dun yungba” on Lagelu 96.7 fm is one of the aged radio presenter that rocks the airwaves with jingle production. He is the voice of the moment when it comes to jingle and promo production. Among other voice over artistes, Baba Gboyega is known for his captivating intro and outro with good mastery of Yoruba Language. The Bashorun Adini of Ikolaba, Ibadan, and Past Governor of FIBAN, Oyo state Chapter, and National Liason officer of TAMPAN, is currently, a freelance radio presenter working at Oluyole 98.5 FM, and Lagelu 96.7FM.
Dr. Adebayo Faleke (Fresh 105.9 FM)
Bayo ooo of Fresh FM, Nigeria is a brilliant Yoruba voice over artiste in the city of Ibadan. Bayo’s ability to play on words cannot be undermined when it comes to voice over production. He’s dramatic and humorous style of making jingles shows how creative he can be and how flexible he can drive in the Broadcasting industry. The popular jingle he made for Oyo State Poultry Farmmers Association got him the nickname,”Baba Debo”. The particular voice over is one of his production that has earned him lot of recognitions. Adebayo Faleke is a well knowledgeable OAP, a researcher and an entertainer.
Wale Lawal (NTA,Ibadan)
If he’s not a popular radio/TV presenter, then he’s such a famous voice over artiste in the western part of Nigeria because he’s skilled for such part in the Broadcasting industry. He’s the voice behind many movies trailer in the city. He’s a role model to many Yoruba and English voice over artiste. Wale Promo, as fondly called is a genius in making voice over, he has voiced over 80 per cent promo for movies, events, among others. Wale Promo voice cannot be mistaken which makes him not-your-regular Voice-over artiste.
Adeshina Jagunmade ‘Paj1’ (Fresh 105.9 FM)
Paj1 is an OAP with Fresh FM, a Media and Publicity consultant for many popular organizations in Ibadan and beyond. The popular anchor of Gbeworin, a research-based documentary and Ara-plus is an expert voice over artiste. He’s a popular voice over artiste on Ibadan Radio with his rare baritone voice. Paj1’s voice is everywhere in Ibadan and beyond.