Below is the profile of Mrs Modele Sarafa-Yusuf, the new Special Adviser on Information to Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun.
Mrs Modele Sarafa-Yusuf, is an award-winning media practitioner with a cumulative 32 years of experience in journalism and Marketing Communications.
The first woman sportscaster in Africa and a 1996 Nigerian Media Merit Award winner.
In 16 years of journalism with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Modele was not only a sports broadcaster, she was also a columnist for magazines, a guest writer for newspapers, a script writer for television shows and a producer of documentaries and programmes for radio and television: in fields as diverse as business, culinary, current affairs, crime, and education.
Mrs Modele Sarafa-Yusuf was Marketing Communications/Sponsorship Manager with Globacom at the inception of the company in 2003.
Between 2007 and 2011, she was Globacom’s Head of Sponsorships (West Africa).
Between 2012 and 2013, Modele was Director of Marketing at the prestigious American University of Nigeria, and upon retirement, she returned to her first love: the world of journalism.
She currently produces and anchors arguably Nigeria’s highest rated TV personality interview program: “View From the Top”. She also works as an Independent Communications Consultant for several organizations. Information supplied by Sulai Oduwole.