Nollywood stars, musicians shut down Owerri as ReachFM 104.7 unveils in grand style
Owerri the capital of city of Imo state was shut down on Saturday, May 4, 2018 by who is who in Nigeria entertainment and media industries during the formal unveiling of the ReachFM and TV station, owerri.
The ceremony which took place at the Corporate Headquarters of the Reach Media Group started at exactly 5pm with Blue carpet session, cocktail and tour of the station.
The Governor of Imo state, Owelle Rocha’s okorocha in his speech while commissioning the station called on Imo people to come home and invest in the fast growing economy of the state .
Okorocha who commended his daughter, Mrs. Uloma Nwosu for believing in the development of Imo state, however noted that Imo state is where it is happening now in Nigeria, arguing that apart from Lagos and Abuja, Imo state is the next fast growing destination spot in tourism, media , Real estate , entrainment among others.
“We are welcoming the ReachFm/TV courtesy of Mrs. Uloma Nwosu, my lovely daughter whom I‘m well pleased. She is one of the few people to answer the clarion call to come home and invest.
So The ReachFM/ TV has come to stay , Imo people should believe in their state by bringing home their investments. There is no better place to invest now than Imo state. I urge imolites to follow the footsteps of Uloma Nwosu, come home and invest in the development of Imo state. ” He stated .
In her address, the MD /CEO of the Reach Media Group, Mrs. Uloma Nwosu pointed out that there is so much hate in the society due to lack of adequate communication, adding that the Reach Media team will bridge the gap in communication in order to promote love and happiness in the society.
Mrs. Nwosu maintained that every voice counts in Reach media, stressing that ReachFm/TV has a better content and everyone will have a voice.
She insisted that Reach Media Group is about impacting positively on the people as the station is set to change the world.
Mrs. Nwosu however used the opportunity to appeal to the people to help the Reach media group to reach out to the world by patronizing the station.
According to her,” Reach FM/ TV will take over the electronic media space in the Southeast. It will be the centre of media attraction in the state. It is exciting to inform you that the ReachFM TV has come to stay.”
The chairman of the occasion, Prof Nnamdi Obiaraeri in his remarks noted that Imo state is the most tolerant in the geopolitical zones of Nigeria.
Obiaraeri who is the commissioner for information however called on the management of the station to always balance their news so that they will not join the bandwagon to talk down on government.
According to him,” Today is a milestone for those of us in the information sector, I feel happy as the commissioner for information and strongly believe that the ReachFM TV station will stand for the best in media professionalism.”
He noted that The ReachFM TV has already started succeeding considering the quality of journalists hired as staff, pointing out that his ministry will do business with the station.
The station’s manager Mrs. Sophia Taxa in her welcome address maintained that they want the world to feel the heartbeats of eastern Nigeria through ReachFm/TV, arguing that the station will help in rediscovering the very best of our values and culture.
” our vision basically is not to entertain you like other stations but we are redefining the aims of broadcasting in the Southeast, South South and the entire Nigeria and Africa. We promote education in our programmes, entertainment that empowers, enlightens and develop the minds of individuals and advance their professions because everyone deserves the best and this is what we do in ReachFM TV. ”
She further argued that,” This is not like any other media house, this is an organization that has the passion of serving the people passionately. We are trying to touch the life of every human being that listens to our station, our programmes aim at touching the world, transforming and helping people develop their goals and harness their hidden potentials that is why we are here.
Amazingly, highlights of the historic event included live performance by music star, Tuface Idibia alongside the presence of several Nollywood stars and entertainers.