Julie coker, retired ACE broadcaster

Veteran broadcaster, Julie Coker, was the voice and face Nigerian television viewers always looked forward to hearing and seeing in the 80s. At the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Nigeria Television Authority, NTA, she presented a programme with Taiwo Obileye and it really stirred up memories of how it used to be. For a long time she was away in England, but returned to the country in November. Recently she spoke with Sunday Sun about her sojourn there and shared her impressions about today’s broadcasters. And much more…

You have been away for so long. You said you have relocated to the United Kingdom. Would you like to talk about that?

My son, Richard Enahoro, died 14 years ago. He was a sickler and had contacted a disease from the blood transfusion that was given to him. So I had to spend a lot of time with him. I took one year sabbatical to be with him. He recovered for a while and for seven years he was in remission. He was really a prolific sickler but he was…

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