Award-winning young Nigerian media entrepreneur, Ndume Green, has taken his quest to expand his business empire a notch higher by opening a television channel in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Green, who is 2019 finalist of the BBC Komla Dumor Award and 2019 Fellow of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, recently launched the TV channel known as Capital TV at a cololurful ceremony held at the Camp David Event Centre in G.R.A Port Harcourt.
Green expressed delight and appreciation over the new development, saying: “I thank God for the journey so far. It has been a very long one getting here and challenging too. The massive turnout here today has simply crushed the perceived notion that Port Harcourt won’t support the idea.”
On the plan for the media enterprise, the Ogoni-born entrepreneur said: “We are starting online right away with a plan to go satellite before the end of the year. We are here to tell the African story in a way that is different.
‘‘Our contents would be centred on Africa’s shining lights rather than its dark which has been the delight of the global media over the years and has seen them invest billions of naira on such contents across the continent over the years.”
He also used the occasion to unveil his Ogonitv, a pet project, which he started with the late Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr. in 2016. It is focused on telling the stories of the Ogoni people and the Niger Delta region.
The renowned investigative journalist further revealed a broader plan of other brands under the Capital Group, which will include business chains in cinema, film making, and a media Hub named Wakanda Media Foundation set to train at about 1, 000 African storytellers yearly.
The event was attended by a number of dignitaries, which included the CEO of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Adol Peterside, former MD of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Gbene Joi Nunieh, and President of the Port Harcourt Polo Club, Dr Chukwudi Dimkpa.