Just four days ago that we lost a popular Yoruba OAP personality ” Mr Opeyemi Fajemilehin ” the general manager of Uniq Ara FM Ilesa, Osun State.
Here is another sad story hitting the industry that anothet Popular OAP Charles Bruce Chukuma, also known as Chaz B as been reported dead. The shocking news which was made known by DJ humility on twitter, has also been confirmed on STV. The beloved OAP rose to fame with his radio interactive show on Inspiration FM. His show allowed his listeners to call in to discuss and share touching life issues. He however moved to Rythm in April this year where he continued to touch lives through his shows.
His sudden death has left many of his fans in shock as he was said to have still been on radio yesterday. It was business as usual until when at a point during the show he excused himself, saying that he wasn’t strong enough to continue the show, and told Chike his colleague to takeover. He signed out by saying:”see you on Monday”. Sadly, this afternoon, Silverbird television broke the news of his death.
His profile on STV’s official site reads:Charles Bruce Chukuma, popularly called Chaz B by his radio audience, hails from Delta State, Nigeria. With over 20 years of experience in the Hospitality Management Industry of the United States of America, Chaz B consults on management turn around in the hotel and entertainment sectors in Nigeria. An ex-student of Kings College, Lagos, he holds an Advanced Business Management Certificate from North Technical Education Centre in Florida and an Associate of Science Degree in Hotel, Travel and Tourism Management from Miami Dade Community College (North), Florida, USA. Before he left Nigeria in 1979, Chaz B had moved within the entertainment world. He worked with his cousin, Ben Bruce, former Director-General of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), back in 1975 when Ben owned the Fantasy Night Club in Yaba, Lagos. He returned to the entertainment business in the United States of America running a limousine and bodyguard service catering just to celebrity and VIP clientele. Through that business he came to know people like Donald Trump, Renee and Celine Dion, Natalie Cole and other world celebrities on a personal basis. With a distinct voice purring through the Lagos airwaves, Chaz B’s hallmark show is “SHARING LIFE ISSUES WITH CHAZ B”, which earned him the prestigious Nigeria Media Merit Awards for 2010 as the best On Air Personality in Radio and the show is rated the number one show across the city of Lagos. ‘Listening to Chaz B during our conversation was like listening to a clergyman, a man of strong moral conviction and religious beliefs. And you begin to wonder if he is an ordained priest, and if he is, what is he doing in broadcasting’ (Culled from his interview with digicast magazine).Chaz B continues to be a strong voice through his program, ‘Sharing Life Issues with Chaz B’, which airs on the Rhythm Radio Network every Monday to Friday at 6.15pm, as well as other network programs in the works.
Not much is known about the cause of his death. We will keep you posted as more details unfold. This is really sad and heart breaking. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.
Source : Moji Delano ..
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