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JACOB ABAI: Shaping Global Media Landscape from the Niger Delta

From Print to Digital: GbaramatuVoice’s Evolution – A Conversation with Jacob Brakere Abai

Jacob Brakere Abai is a dynamic and visionary leader whose imprint on the media landscape is profound and far-reaching. As the Founder of GbaramatuVoice, Jacob’s journey epitomizes innovation, resilience, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.

With a career spanning media consultancy, expert publishing, and strategic entrepreneurship, Jacob’s trajectory has been defined by his unwavering commitment to telling the authentic story of the Niger Delta. His journey began with a fervent desire to shed light on the region’s cultural richness, socio-economic complexities, and untapped potential.

For over a decade, Abai has utilized his platform, GbaramatuVoice, to organize various discussions and lectures across Nigeria. From Lagos to Abuja and other major cities, he has hosted the annual GbaramatuVoice lectures, bringing together diverse voices and perspectives. The events have attracted esteemed political leaders, including former Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who delivered addresses on critical issues facing the nation. These platforms have served as catalysts for meaningful discourse on topics ranging from peace and security to agriculture and beyond.

In addition, Abai has actively used GbaramatuVoice as a platform for training and developing young media professionals. Through workshops, mentorship programs, and hands-on experience, he has nurtured the next generation of journalists and storytellers, empowering them to amplify their voices and make a meaningful impact in their communities.

He envisions establishing a media institute under the GbaramatuVoice umbrella, aspiring to make it the number one media skill training institute in Africa. This institute will serve as a hub for aspiring journalists, filmmakers, and media professionals, providing them with the necessary tools, knowledge, and expertise to succeed in the ever-evolving media landscape.

As the driving force behind GbaramatuVoice, Abai has cultivated these platforms into bastions of truth, insight, and community engagement. Through rigorous investigative journalism, impactful storytelling, and a deep-rooted understanding of local dynamics, he has elevated the voices of the Niger Delta community, amplifying their struggles, aspirations, and triumphs to a global audience.

Abai’s leadership philosophy is grounded in a profound sense of responsibility and stewardship. He envisions a future where the Niger Delta narrative takes center stage on the global platform, where stories of resilience, innovation, and cultural heritage inspire and inform audiences worldwide. With a meticulous plan to expand and diversify media offerings, he aims to build the largest media conglomerate originating from the Niger Delta, one that serves as a beacon of truth, empowerment, and transformation for generations to come.

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