..As DBN alumni body emerges
Friends, family members and alumni of pioneering private Television station in Nigeria, Degue Broadcasting Network (DBN TV) serenaded the founder of the TV Station, Mr. Osa Sonny Adun at the celebration of his 60th birthday.
The event which took place at the Grand Ball room of the Eko Hotels and Suites attracted notable players in the Broadcasting industry, including owner of Murhi International Television (MITV) and Star FM and famed polyglot, Bisi Olatilo, whose television programme, Bisi Olatilo Show (BOS) started years ago on DBN TV as Straight Talk.
Accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Oyinkan Adun , and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adun as well as his father-in-law, Prof. Adebola Onitiri, Osa as the celebrant is fondly called, was grinning and beamig with smile throughout the event which was organised by the alumni of his television , including Israel Edjeren, Felix Akugha, Charles Aigbe, Segun Adebowale, Frank Edoho, Deji Omotoyinbo, Kihu Okolo, Lanre Anjola, Theophilus Alighoda and Tomide Fakuade.
While proposing a toast to the celebrant, renowned economist, Prof. Pat Utomi eulogised the him by describing him as the first among equals and one , whose achievements are unparalleled
The high point of the event was the launch of the DBN Alumni which is chaired by Charles Aigbe and one which Bisi Olatilo described as the first in Nigeria, nay Africa.
Founded in the United States of America in 1984 and incorporated in Nigeria in 1986, DBN is a total communication and entertainment conglomerate involved in terrestrial broadcast in Lagos and Abuja,apart from content development and distribution.
DBN relayed live to millions of viewers in Africa, the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics, thus earning the enviable and distinctive mark of being the first African company to market and televise to viewers on the continent an IOC event. Since then, DBN has continued to bring to the African audience both international and African sporting fiestas