He recalls with nostalgia his early days in the State Radio when people from different parts of the state and even beyond used to troop into the Radio House to find out whether they were being deceived by their ears owing to his typical American accent which he said he adopted through frequent use of the Daniel Jones Pronouncing Dictionary even
though it was expunged by the Late Veronica Osawere who was the then HOD Presentation way back in 2003 when he attended the Basic presentation course at the FRCN Training School Lagos as she made him realize the fact that in the Nigerian context it was far better to adopt British accent that the American accent.
Nura's journalistic talent is just innate and this is evident in his easy assimilation of the ethics of the profession. As one of the two pioneer broadcasters of Radio Nigeria Pyramid FM in March, 2004, due to lack of shortage of manpower he had no alternative but to make efforts to learn other aspects of the profession like reporting, production, news editing and very importantly broadcasting in his mother tongue Hausa; as since he began his career as a journalist he had been using the English language. This was indeed challenging to him, but with hard work and dedication he was able to make it.
About a year after the commencement of transmission in Pyramid FM he spread his tentacles by working as a reporter and editor. "I remember several instances where I had to go cover events, come back to the station, write my reports and voice them all in the process of running a shift as the duty continuity announcer. It was indeed a Herculean task!
Versatility has always been his watchword; since as enumerated earlier on he is deeply involved in almost all aspects of journalism, he says he enjoys news presentation most.
His fluency in both English and Hausa languages makes people wonder when, in the process of working as an announcer he switches from one to another without any difficulty.
A coolheaded young man, Nura is also very sociable and hesitates not to ask questions as regards any aspect of the profession that's not clear to him; the quality he says makes him improve professionally day by day. He also listens to good broadcasters so he could learn more.
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