Media entrepreneur , Kenny Ogungbe, has been associated with radio for more than 30 years of his life but his dream of becoming a radio station owner did not come to fruition until about two years ago .
Giving more insight into his love for radio and broadcasting generally in a chat with
Saturday Beats , Baba Keke as the 48- year – old is fondly called , revealed that he chased the dream of owning a radio station for about 19 years before it became a reality.
“I had requested for a radio license over 19 years ago but I did not get it because to run a radio station in Nigeria, it must be approved by the president .
“ I am not a politician and I do not have any affiliation with any political party neither do I have any godfather that could have helped me fast- track my request .
“ It was Chief Raymond Dokpesi that spoke with former President Goodluck Jonathan and I was able to get the license .
“ All this process took me about 19 years but I am glad that today we are celebrating our second year anniversary as a radio station .
“ After I got the license, I felt on top of the world because it is one of the things I have been looking forward to achieving in my life , ” he said .
Speaking further , Ogungbe told
Saturday Beats that in as much as he was happy to have realised his dream , running a business in Nigeria has come with its own challenges.
“ The challenges that I have faced over the last two years that I set up Kennis FM , have indeed been enormous .
“We run on generator for hours every day and this eats deeply into the little profit we should have made .
“ It is also difficult to get equipment needed to run the station as a result of the high import duty .
But we thank God for pushing us ahead , ” he said .