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27 Facts You Never Knew About OAP-Murphy Ijemba

by Oba Samuel
27 Facts You Never Knew About OAP-Murphy Ijemba

27 Facts You Never Knew About OAP-Murphy Ijemba

The ace sportcaster, Murphy Ijemba whose brand on radio is a class on its own. The accountant turned broadcaster has won many awards as well as worked in two major radio stations in Nigeria. 27 Facts You Never Knew About OAP-Murphy Ijemba

Below are the facts you never knew about Murphy Ijemba :

1.His name-Murphy Ijemba

2.His Nicknames:Radio Paparazzi,Eager,Radio Bulldozer

3.Born In Mushin,a suburb of Lagos

4.Had his primary and Secondary education in Mushin

5.Studied Accounting (B.Sc )Bayero University Kano

6.He lost his Father when he was about 3-4years –old

7.He lived with his Mother and Grandfather

8.His Mother had three Children

9.Because he didn’t want to end up as a tout,he asked his mother to take him out of Mushin to live with his mother’s elder brother’s  in Alaba,from there to Enugu,Benin and Abuja.

10.Murphy was a member of Cultural and Drama group in Primary and secondary school ,Mushin. 27 Facts You Never Knew About OAP-Murphy Ijemba

11.He sells Chicken while in the University to support his education

12.Murphy was a member of Student Union Government(SUG) while in Bayero University.

13.Murphy started journalism when he was interviewed at Raypower,Kano station as a spokesperson for the SUG by Mallam Dikko who was then the Head of DAAR Communications in Kano. Who told him ‘’you had a good voice’’ that he loved the way he flow and his mannerism. He asked, “Why don’t you give a shot at presenting?” He said RayPower was looking for a sports presenter and maybe I could fill in for the time being. That was how he started in Raypower FM Kano.

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14.He was a former anchor of entertainment show-‘Next Level ‘on AIT

15.Murphy is a  member of the Nigeria Guild of Actors

16.He left Raypower  where he worked for five years few months after it got burnt

17.George informed him about an audition in Brila FM when he told him he needed a job

18.Murphy got to the audition late in Brila FM but he eventually got the job as he resumed the next day. 27 Facts You Never Knew About OAP-Murphy Ijemba

19.He speaks Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa fluently.

20.Before he resumed at Brila FM,he ealier got a job at Eko FM with a better salary but he rejected the offer due to probation that is attached to it. 27 Facts You Never Knew About OAP-Murphy Ijemba

21.His favourite food: Amala with Gbegiri and Ewedu with assorted meat

22.He stopped smoking cigarettes in Secondary school when his mother caught him

23.He loves Plus-size, God fearing, intelligent and hard working woman.

24.Awards:Most popular radio Sportscasters award (2012,2013,2015)

25.Murphy is the brand ambassador for 360Bet and Zutasia

26.He was the presenter of The Popular side on Brila FM with Sean Amadi and Eseoghene Odafe(Elegbete)

27.Murphy Ijemba was sacked from Brila FM on 5th September 2017 by Dr.Larry Izamoje

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