By Eric Elezuo
The Chief Executive Executive Officer, Biscom Communications, and Creator, Bisi Olatilo Show, Prince Bisi Olatilo, has inaugurated high powered committees comprising prominent professionals across different strata of human endeavours to plan and supervise the forthcoming celebration of the 20th anniversary of the ever popular Bisi Olatilo Show (BOS). The committees include Security, ICT, TV/Radio, Social Media, Welfare, Entertainment, and Event Management.
The event which held at the Exclusive Spot Hotel, located at the highbrow Ikoyi Island was attended by notable media gurus, captains of industries, top government officials and entertainment buffs.
Welcoming the attendees with a brief a citation of his biography, Prince Olatilo, reputed for his ability to flawlessly speak Nigeria’s three major languages, disclosed that the show will hold at the Balmoral Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Friday, November 22, 2019. Further in his speech, he acknowledged as many that has been there for him through the thorny part of broadcasting and later to stardom.
In their various responses, guests showered encomiums on Prince Olatilo for his steadfastness, commitment and zeal in propagating the gospel of journalism ever since his days at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, and later with the Bisi Olatilo Show.
Responding, the former Governor of Cross River State, Dr. Donald Duke, congratulated Prince Olatilo for hitting the milestone with Bisi Olatilo Show, and sincerely encouraged him to mentor the younger ones to follow in his stead.
Also speaking, a former Commissioner for Commerce in Ogun State and former governorship aspirant, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, praised the veteran journalist, urging him to keep the good work while he trains the upcoming ones.
Speaker after speaker including seasoned columnist and former media aide to President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Rueben Abati; Ambassador Toyin Lawal, Otunba Gbenga Onayiga, Ovation Editor, Michael Effiong, Jacob Akinyemi Johnson (Megadon), Oloye Mororonti Ashabi, Asoju Oba of Ikorodu land, and Gbenga Adebayo paid glowing tributes to the BOS brand.
Among members of the Security sub-committee as constituted are Commodore Ademola Ojikutu, Mr. Kunle Oyekanmi and others. Montai and Chief (Mrs.) Omeruo were on hand to head the welfare sub-committee.
In the same vein, personalities such as Yinka Amosu, Otunba Gbenga Onoriega, Rueban Abati, Lanre Ijola, Seyi Kehinde among others formed the media (TV/Radio) sub-committee members while the likes of Shuga, Mr. Real, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Kofi, Alariwo of Africa and Lanre Obe were in the entertainment sub-committee.
In his vote of thanks, Prince Olatilo hinted that the show will also witnessed the launch of a book, BISCON Television and a fashion show, featuring the Ade Bakare brand.
The very lively event was spiced up with the performance of Legbegbe by Mr. Real, who is one of the artist billed to perform during the show proper as guest savoured light refreshment.
The Bisi Olatilo Show hit the airwaves in 1999, and has remained consistent. It shows on cable television and can be watched on the go through its app.