A broadcast journalist must have many skills to be successful at their job. The first and possibly the most important skill required to be a broadcast journalist is to be an experienced and talented writer, as one form of broadcast journalism. Mr. Soni Erabor, C.E.O of Inspiration 92.3fm Radio, Lagos, Inspiration 100.5fm, Ibadan and Inspiration 105.9fm, Uyo. Soni Erabor hails from Benin City, Edo State, the southern part of Nigeria, Over the years Mr. Soni Erabor has proved to be a talented and veteran Radio broadcaster in line with the Rules “Break the habit of talking to your friends. Seek out people, not like you, and learn to listen and not talk” Just recently, while in a bashed visual talk show with Plustv, He revealed who inspired him to be a broadcaster. As a man with a big heart, He became the chairman of an NGO, called Community Life Project (CLP). ( Uncle )Soni Erabor as people called him, through many Good works and his Expert rate in the field of broadcasting, has also inspired others too, who had dreams of becoming a broadcaster.
Achievements & Expert rate
Soni Irabor studied Mass Communications at the University of Lagos and trained as a Media Trainer with the Radio Deutsche Weller (Voice of Germany) Koln, Germany.
He holds a certificate in Leadership and Governance in Media and Communications from the School of Media and Communications, Pan Atlantic University, among others.
He was Special Adviser on Information and Orientation to the Edo State Government of Nigeria, (2001 – 2002). He served as a member of the Advertising Standards Panel of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) from 1993 to 2003.
He was the Chairman of the Nigeria Arts and Culture Directory Project and the African Regional Summit on Visual Arts (ARESUVA) from 2003 to 2008.
Soni Irabor is the Chairman of Ruyi Communications Limited, an Integrated Marketing Communications Company. A Director of Sonia Publications Limited; publishers of Genevieve Magazine,
He is also the founder and Chairman of Soni Irabor Institute of Media and Communications, which specializes in media and speech training. He is the Chairman of an International NGO, Community Life Project (CLP)
He also sits on the board of Amazing Inspirations Media Ltd, owners of Inspiration 92.3fm Radio, Lagos, Inspiration 100.5fm, Ibadan, and Inspiration 105.9fm, Uyo.
Soni Erabor is presently and happily married to Betty Irabor and they are blessed with Two Lovely children.