The Board of Directors of DAAR Communications Plc at its 73rd Board Meeting held on Friday March 17, 2017 confirmed Dr Ambrose Olutayo Somide as the new Managing Director of the Radio Services – Strategic Business Unit (SBU) of DAAR Communications Plc conglomerate which includes both RayPower FM and FAAJI FM.
His appointment is sequel to the voluntary retirement by the erstwhile Managing Director – Dr Kenny Ogungbe who is now the Managing Director/CEO of KENNIS FM the new radio station that has been granted operational licence by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
Dr Ambrose Somide before his appointment which takes effect from April 1, 2017 was the Director, Radio Services. He was the Coordinating Officer for FAAJI 106.5FM amongst several other duties.
Dr Ambrose Somide is an alumnus of the University of Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) where he studied Urban and Regional Planning and graduated in 1991.
He started his broadcasting career in 1983 with the then Radio Nigeria (FRCN) Abeokuta as a News Assistant. In 1984, he joined the Ogun State Property Development Corporation (OPIC) where he worked as a Survey Assistant-in-Training before proceeding to the University.
Upon graduation and after the National Youth Service, he joined the Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC 2) as a Programme Presenter (OAP).
Upon the deregulation of the Broadcasting sector, he joined DAAR Communications Plc Radio station RayPower FM in 1993 as one of the Pioneer Staff as the first Head of Presentation and rose through the ranks to the position of the Assistant General Manger – Programme Services.