Sports Radio 88.9 Brila fm, is a division of Brila Broadcasting Services (RC 364285) which was registered as a limited liability company on August 27, 1999.
Brila is principally in the service of broadcasting. The company became fully operational in 2002 with the grant of a licence to do Nigeria’s first sports radio in February, 2002. It began transmission on October 1, 2002 .
It pleased the Federal Government through the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to grant an extension of service licence for sports radio, 88.9 BrilaFm Abuja in 2006 with Kaduna and Onitsha being granted the extension of service licence in 2011, thus making Sports Radio 88.9 Brila FM a four radio station with presence in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna and Onitsha.
Brila Broadcasting Services has on its board Dr. Larry Izamoje (DBA), Mrs. Bridget Larry-Izamoje (M.Sc) and Dr. Innocent Izamoje (Ph.D)
Dr. Larry Izamoje Chairman/CEO – Dr. Larry Izamoje B. Sc, M. Sc, DBA. He is the Chairman/CEO and has been in media practice since 1985. He worked at Concord Press, the Mail and DBN Lagos.
Dr.Izamoje was an independent producer with programmes on different radio stations across the country before setting up Brila Sports, an independent production and sports consultancy outfit that metamorphosed into Sports Radio 88.9 Brila FM, Nigeria & Africa’s first sports radio. He is a member of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), the Nigerian Institute Public Relations (NIPR), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), the International Sportswriters Association (AIPS) Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria(IBAN), The Institute of Administrators and Researchers of Nigeria (IAR) amongst others.
Bridget Larry-Izamoje (Mrs.) B.A Philosophy, Dip. Journalism, M.Sc Corporate Governance
Mrs. Larry-Izamoje worked as a Training and Personnel staff of the National Electoral Commission (1989-1990) and brought her experience to bear on the day-to-day administrative and personnel matters as the Executive Director, Sports Radio 88.9 Brila FM.
'Master Plan' as he is fondly called, Jide Ojo studied accounting at the Yaba College of Technology but would always tell you his love remains in the sports broadcasting world. He has a certificate in Project Management and language proficiency at Poise Nigeria.
He is presently undertaking a Business Management degree course (online) at The University of Sunderland, UK.
Jide Ojo has over a decade experience in the sport radio broadcasting industry and currently holds the position of our Group Manager Programmes and Projects
EKERETE BLESSING SUNDAY
Mr. Ekerete is an Accounting graduate of the MoshoodAbiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta. He is also a student member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN)
A seasoned Accountant with over 8 years experience in Financial Analysis, Audit practice and Tax management is also an associate member of the Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria and serves as our Group Manager Accounts.
AKINBODE BABATUNDE SEMIU
Akinbode Babatunde Semiu is by training a Political Scientist, having graduated with a Second Class degree from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State in 2003.
He joined Brila FM in 2008 as a Principal Executive in the marketing department. He was at different times Head Corporate Services, Manager, Commercial Services. He also at a time had a sojourn up North, heading the Kaduna arm of the station for 18 months before getting drafted to the headquarters as the Group Manager, Marketing in 2012.
Warm in disposition but objective and unassuming, Babatunde, who also plays the role of the chief image maker of the organisation is an Associate Member of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria.