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The HOST

Soni Irabor is a seasoned broadcaster and marketing communications expert of international repute. A product of the University of Lagos, he has attended various professional training institutions at home and abroad among which are FRCN Training School, BBC Training School, Deuscthe Welle (Voice of Germany) Training school, ASCON Lagos, etc

A man of many parts, he has worked at various establishments in diverse capacities including the following:

  • Social Welfare Officer - 1971 to 77
  • Newscaster (radio) - 1977-2000
  • Presenter, Youth Scene (NTA) - 1980 to 82
  • Broadcast Trainer - 1981 to 1993
  • Speech Trainer - 1981 till date
  • Presenter, Radio Scope (FRCN) - 1984 to 1993
  • Presenter, Radio Link (FRCN) - 1987 to 2000
  • Controller, Training (FRCN) - 1991 to 1993Manager, Marketing - 1993 to 1995
  • Assistant Director, Marketing - 1995 to 2000
  • Publc Speaking Trainer 2000 till date

The multi-talented broadcaster is also an actor and played major roles in the following T.V series : "Bisi Daughter Of The River" - 1976
"Plays of The Week" (NTA) - 1981 to 199
"Second Chance" comedy series (NTA) - 1984 to 1985
"The Vendor" - 1987

Soni Irabor, being a seasoned public speaker, has the ability to arrest audience interest irrespective of age, class or orientation, combining wits and humour according to the seriousness or otherwise of the event. He has hosted (as Toast Master and Master of Ceremonies) over 15 International events that featured Heads of state and government, the most recent of which are COJA 2003 and CHOGM 2003.

He has also hosted several product and service launch events within Nigeria and in Europe and the United States. Examples are:

  • International Civil Aviation Organization, exhibition (ICAO), (with Fed. Airports Authority of Nigeria participating) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1998.
  • When Fed. Min. of Aviation and FAAN played host to ICAO in Abuja, Nigeria 1998.
  • UBA International Lecture Series - 1999 & 2000.
  • MC to Participants of the Off Shore Technologies conference in Houston, Texas in May 2003.
  • Launching of Gede foundation (an International NGO) in Washington DC, USA in September 2003
  • Launching of First Bank UK in Lagos, Nigeria in September 2003

Happily married to Mrs Betty Irabor with two kids, he is currently the Chairman of Ruyi Communications Limited, a marketing communications firm based in Lagos.

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