FITAC: Foundation For Ibadan Television Anniversary Celebrations is made up of the former staff of WNTV, the first television station in Africa.
Television was introduced to Nigeria, indeed Africa on Saturday night October 31, 1959, audiovisual signals beamed forth from the Western Nigerian Television (WNTV) located at Agodi, Ibadan. The Western Region Government led by the Premier Chief Obafemi Awolowo with Chief Anthony Enahoro as his Minister of Information established the very first Television Station in Nigeria and Africa.
By the middle of 1959, the building of Television House to accommodate the offices and studio complex at Agodi had started.
Among the first set of staff recruited were Anike Agbaje-Williams, John Edyang and Kunle Olasope as the anouncers/presenters and Segun Olusola as producer. The pioneer, African technical, or semi-technical, and professional sectors of WNTV included Adebayo Faleti, Dipo Bibilari, who was a Cameraman, Mr. Sam Adegbite, also a Cameraman, and Mr. Teju Oyeleye, an Engineer/Telecine Operator. Mr. Bayo Sandajoined the Film Department early in 1960 having worked with the then Barclays bank (now Union Bank).
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