Obaseki celebrates media icon, Soni Irabor at 70 – Nigerian Observer

BENIN CITY – Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has congratulated media icon and chairman of Soni Irabor Media Group, Soni Irabor on his 70th birthday.

Obaseki, in a statement, noted that the veteran broadcaster has carved out a place for himself, helping to build the capacity of young media professionals to enrich the profession and create a real breeding ground to promote media literacy.

He noted, “It is with great pleasure that I congratulate a consummate media icon and famous son of Edo, Soni Irabor, as he reaches the historic age of 70.

“Irabor led a remarkable and memorable life; from humble beginnings in broadcasting to become a media colossus with a career spanning nearly fifty years, in advertising, media management, public relations, film and marketing.

“It is remarkable that he has carved out a place for himself, helping to build the capacity of young media professionals to enrich the profession and to create a real breeding ground for the promotion of media literacy. His tenacity is contagious, as is his commitment to the lofty ideals of the journalism profession.

Obaseki added, “Irabor’s depth of understanding of the public psyche helped shape a public relations and reputation management practice through which he impacted society.

“Determined to broaden the scope of his contribution to the development of society, he turned to Inspiration FM to give a unique voice to the discourse on development.

“I celebrate his ingenuity and diligence, and pray that God grants him more years to make a positive impact on society.”

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