Tony Okungbowa who was a DJ for Ellen DeGeneres Show is back in Nigeria to host a new TV show for children
After a sojourn in the United States of America, Nigerian born Hollywood actor, Tony Okungbowa is back in Nigeria to host a new TV children's show.
Tony has taken up the role of a host to the Nigerian version of 'Kids Say The Darndest Things' TV show.
'Kids Say The Darndest Things' is a popular TV show which first started in American in 1995.
The show which was hosted by veteran American comedian, Bill Cosby was adapted in the United Kingdom, Australia, Italy and Singapore which have all also been successful.
The kids' show has been brought to Nigeria by HB Consolidated Limited, who are the owners of the Nigerian franchise.
Speaking at a press conference to introduce the show, Mr. Oludare Onasanya, who is the Executive Director of HB Consolidated expressed optimism that the show will offer world class family entertainment to viewers.
Also speaking at the press conference, Chichi Nwoko, Executive Producer of 'Kids Say The Darndest Things said “In Nigeria today, there is a dearth of quality family entertainment programmes that can engage not only the older audience but also the younger ones. We have taken a significant step towards bridging the gap. We have carefully selected Tony for his fluidity, freshness and experience in world-class entertainment."
Speaking on his role as the host, Okungbowa revealed that he took up the job because of the uniqueness of the programme.
“I am excited about the programme because of its unique proposition. This show is essentially dedicated to encouraging children to express themselves and the wonderful thing about it is that the kids are finally taking the spotlight. We are hoping that at the end of the day, Nigerian parents will take away lessons about their children because as our society is fast evolving, we need to keep pace so that we don’t lose touch of our kids,” the 2014 Grammy Awards ceremony guest DJ told pressmen present at the press conference.
'Kids Say The Darndest Things' TV show will start airing next month and is sponsored by Etisalat’s Cliqlite in partnership with Indomie and Cool FM.