After cutting his teeth with a number of radio stations in the United States including Cathy Hughes Radio One WOL in Washington DC, Mix 106.5 in Baltimore and WTBN in the Virgin Islands. He overhauled the Morning radio format into something to look forward to every morning and dominated the airwaves with his unique brand of hilarity of an American on Nigerian soil. His broad expertise includes not only presenting, but producing and directing of programs and He created the reality radio show called â The Next Radio Superstarâ
Foster was also a judge on reality Talents Show, Idols West Africa alongside Dede Mabiaku and Ghanaian Abrewa Nana. He was compared to American Counterpart, Randy Jackson. While in Cool fm, he created the Cool FM Praise Jam Concerts that have taken place since 2004 with a total of 22,000 people in attendance.
He is perceived to be a mentor to many and has personally trained a number of the nationâs best presenters in radio. In 2002, he received an award for Best Radio Presenter of the Year and has since won the 2003, 2004 and 2005 editions of Nigerian Media Merit Awards for Best Radio Personality. He was also recognized by the City Peoples Awards, a respected organization known for recognizing outstanding individuals who have touched the lives of the community. They named him the Media Person of the Year in 2004 and again in 2005.
His inspirational style and his uniqueness was a perfect fit as Head of Programs and production. Currently, the presenter of the # 1 morning show âThe Breakfast Jamâ and the hot Sunday Morning Praise Jam; he has also been promoted to the position of the Director of Business Development.. Dan Foster has had a fruitful association with corporate Nigeria having served as consultant to a number of blue chip companies in their media campaigns such as Airtel, Globacom, MTN, eTranzact, Nokia, Etisalat, Samsung, Stanbic IBTC, First Bank, Keystone Bank and many others etc.
Dan Fosterâs good standing within the industry, wide experience and diverse talents have made him a brand name to be reckoned with, not only in Nigeria, but across Africa and in the Diaspora. He is married to Lovina Foster, with children, Joshua, Daniella and Somtochukwu.
Among his many achievements is creating and directing Owu-Amapu Ti, a dance drama tracing the origin of the American tap dance to the Lower Nigeria Delta Region for the 10th Anniversary of The National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta Georgia, USA.
In the course of his career, he has won many awards which include April 2010 -âDistinguished Alumnus Awardâ in recognition of his contribution to the growth of the Nigerian Film industry.
May 2010 -'Award of Excellence' - 10th Anniversary of the Women of African Descent Film Festival Brooklyn! New York. Concept designer for Movement/Choreography/Carnival Float for Rivers State contingents at the Abuja Carnival,-Winner Overall Best 2008 and 2009 Abuja Carnival.
May 2008: Recipient of the âOutstanding Achievement in Film Making Awardâ @ the 42nd Brooklyn Arts Council International Film Festival, Long Island University, New York.
Designing and constructing the Float for Rivers State contingents winner - Best Float and Best Costume for King / Queen at the Abuja Carnival 2006.
Yibo Koko is married to Kelechi Yibo-Koko and they have three children.
Kate Henshaw-Nuttall is the oldest of four children. After completing her primary and secondary school in Lagos and Calabar, she spent one year at the University of Calabar reading remedial studies, and then majored in Medical Microbiology at the School of Medical Lab Science, LUTH (Lagos University Teaching Hospital) in Lagos. Henshaw-Nuttall worked at the Bauchi State General hospital.
In 1993 Kate Henshaw-Nuttall auditioned for an acting job in the movie âWhen the Sun Setsâ and was handed the role. This was her first appearance in a major Nollywood movie. She has since starred in over 40 Nollywood movies.
In 2008 she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the film Stronger than Pain. She is presently "The Face of Onga".
Andre Blaze Henshaw
After a year spent working as an amateur copywriter for Epoch Magazine, Andre Blaze began a career on radio at Silverbird's Rhythm 93.7fm Port Harcourt in 2002 and built his radio career there, rising to become head of the production department despite being the youngest member of staff at the station. In 2006 he won the prestigious Southern Confluence Award for excellence on radio, and according to Nielsen Scan, amassed a shocking 12 million listeners on a single day, between seven states in the south of Nigeria, while on air on the Afternoon Drive in August 2007.
Andre was a judge on The New Faces Of Nigerian TV reality show in 2008 and soon after resigned from Rhythm 93.7fm, and accepted a job as a presenter at Nigezie, Nigeria's first 24hr satellite music and lifestyle channel in August, 2008. In the same year at Nigezie, he designed and hosted the Zain/Nigezie Tru Search, where the EME recording artist; Skales was discovered in Jos, Nigeria. Between 2009 and present, he has consulted for and worked extensively with corporate brands like Nokia, Skye Bank, Blackberry, British American Tobacco, Airtel, Unilever, Friesland Campina, MoĂ«t & Chandon, Samsung, 141, Stallion Motors, Coca-Cola and numerous other private sector firms, as well as the public sector, for such names as the National Orientation Agency, the Cross Rivers State Government, the Federal Ministry of Education, the Kenyan Ministry of Information & South Africa's Ministry of Tourism.
This respected entrepreneur and mentor of many has won the Future Award, The Dynamix Award, the Odudu Awards, The Southern Confluence, and the People's Choice Awards, to name a few, for his work on radio and television between 2006 and 2012, has hosted more than 150 high-profile events in the last four years and has to his credit, a total of 30 TV & Radio shows created, hosted and/or produced including the Peak Talent Show, (TV) seasons 2 & 3 and Airtel Friday (radio) seasons 1 & 2. Currently consulting via his company; Ikang for Consolidated Mefia Associates, Wale Adenuga Productions, the Society for Performing Arts of Nigeria, the FansConnect Group, Nestle and Honda, amongst others, he is a producer, writer, presenter, compere, deejay, blogger, director, an avid reader, amateur photographer, a philanthropist and extreme & combat sportsman. He is single & resides primarily in Lagos State, Nigeria.