Airtel Nigeria has announced Wana Udobang, an on-air personality, as anchor for its new CSR programme, ‘Touching Lives’ – a reality television show dedicated to the emancipation of the less privileged.
With Udobang as lead presenter, ‘Touching Lives’ is set to redefine the television-viewing experience of Nigerians, as it captures moving stories and emotive moments of how the downtrodden, neglected and less privileged are freed from the shackles of poverty, despair and suffering.
The show will air on terrestrial and satellite television stations.
Commenting on the choice of Udobang as anchor for the show, Segun Ogunsanya, chief executive officer and managing director of Airtel Nigeria, said: “We are pleased with the choice of Udobang as the show anchor and it is our collective hope that the show will not just resonate with Nigerians but will inspire the privileged people to continuously look for opportunities to assist the needy and the less privileged in our society.”
He also noted that the ‘Touching Lives’ programme is an expression of the company’s commitment to alleviating the pain and struggles of the less privileged and offering real-time help to displaced persons and the hard to reach in the society.
Ogunsanya said that as part of the Nigerian society, Airtel felt the deep pain and hardship confronting many in the communities where the company operates.
“It is our hope that ‘Touching Lives’ will offer relief to many and help us to connect emotionally with the communities and customers we serve.”
Wana Udobang is a broadcaster, writer, poet, gender/health care advocate and cultural curator.
She founded the 1K4cancer initiative which raises funds to assist women from low income families with their cancer treatment. She is a keen public speaker in the areas of gender advocacy and youth mentorship with a main focus on girls.
Udobang currently works as a radio presenter and producer at 92.3 Inspiration FM Lagos, hosting the drive time beat and the human interest flagship programme, ‘Sharing Life Issues’.
A first class graduate of journalism from the University for the Creative Arts, she has worked as a freelance features producer for the BBC world service and Resonance FM.
She also worked as freelance writer and contributor for the now rested NEXT newspaper, Premium Times, Bellanaija and the Huffington Post. Her television credits include co-hosting the makeover television programme ‘Style Me’ and the cooking segment on HiTv’s breakfast show.
Udobang was also selected to attend the 2012 meeting in Davos as a part of the global shapers community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.