Bukola Sawyerr Izeogu

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Bukola Sawyerr Izeogu
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Born (1974-08-09) August 9, 1974 (age 47)
Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
NationalityNigerian
CitizenshipNigeria
EducationBsc. (Hons) in Computer Science
Alma materUniversity of Lagos
Occupation
  • Radio Presenter
  • Lead Programmer
  • Executive director
  • Producer
  • PR and Media relations expert
Years active2009-present
OrganizationBuki HQ
Known forKnown for being an On-Air Personality and Host of the popular ground-breaking and trend-setting mid-day show “The Classic Lounge” on Classic FM 97.3 in Nigeria
TitleFounder

Bukola Sawyerr Izeogu (born August 9, 1974) is a Nigerian PR and Media Relations Expert. She is known for being an On-Air Personality and Host of the popular ground-breaking and trend-setting mid-day show “The Classic Lounge” on Classic FM 97.3 in Nigeria.

Background and education

Bukola was born in 1974 in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna to a Yoruba father and an Itsekiri mother. In 1995, she enrolled at the University of Lagos from which she received a Bsc. (Hons) in Computer Science in 1998.[1]

Career

In 2009, Bukola joined Classic FM 97.3 Nigeria and was notable for hosting the pioneer trend-setting mid-day show “The Classic Lounge”. She progressed into a Lead programmer for 5 (five) radio stations with peculiar sounds including Classic FM 97.3, Naija FM 102.7, The Beat 99.9 FM (Nigeria’s foremost urban trendy radio station) in Lagos State, The Beat 97.9 FM and Naija FM 102.7 in Ibadan, Oyo State.[2]

In September 2010, She served as a director on the board of one of the most successful record labels in Nigeria, Chocolate City Music until 2014. [3]

She has been recognized and appreciated for her outstanding work in the Nigerian media industry. [4][5][6]

Advocacy

Bukola Izeogu Sawyerr advocated against the death sentence meted out to 22 Year Old Singer, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu by the Sharia Court for blaspheming against the Prophet Mohammed. She combined with other music industry leaders in Nigeria to kick against Yahaya’s death sentence in a letter to the executive governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje (OFR).[7]

Awards and recognition

Year Event Prize Result Ref
2014 Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards Outstanding Radio Program Presenter Nominated [8]

In the media

  

References

  1. Adedayo Sowemimo (9 August 2014). "'Classic FM's Buki Sawyer at 40". The Net Ng. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  2. Enitan (16 June 2016). "'Dan Foster Joins Classic FM". bhmng.com. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  3. Goalshakers (21 June 2020). "'Bukola Sawyerr-Izeogu tells Pulse about Burna Boy, running Buki HQ, PR in Nigeria and more [ARTICLE]". goalshakers.com. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  4. Next Rated by YNaija (31 August 2020). "'#YNaijaMusic50: Don Jazzy, Pheelz, Clarence Peters, Mama Burna…50 Most Influential Nigerians in Music". Next Rated by YNaija. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  5. Olumuyiwa George (2 June 2019). "'The 7 most powerful people in Nigerian music industry". Medium. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  6. Channels Television (16 February 2015). "'Nigerian Entertainment Conference To Hold On April 22". channelstv.com. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  7. BellaNaija. "Music Industry Leaders are Standing Against the Death Sentence of Yahaya Aminu Sharif".
  8. Pulse Ng (10 March 2014). "Nominees For Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA) 2014". Pulse.ng. Retrieved 10 March 2014.

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