Kerrykacy Akavovwe – Correct102.9FM’s ‘Man Of The Moment’
Despite all the English phonetics associated with all the mainstream queen’s English radio stations across the country, when it comes to the bottom line – profit-making, the pidgin-English speaking stations like Correct 102.9FM Enugu have huge prospects to make a lot of money and compete. KerryKacy, host of the Correct FM’s drivetime show commands a legion of the listening audience. The OAP-cum deejay, stand up comic, and hype man is arguably the man of the moment across the broadcasting industry in the coal city.
Real name Akayovwe Ogheneruona Kerrykacy alias Slimdaddy, born to a Nigerian father and Ghanian mother, he has paid his dues in the industry.
My broadcasting career started in 2012, the same year I graduated from Delta State Polytechnic, before my National youth service program.
Fluent in English, Pidgin English, and the local Waffi language, I started broadcasting as the host of Crown 89.9FM’s Midday and Drivetime show. I was under the tutorship of the station’s C.E.O, Mr. Ben Okotie-Eboh. That was the start of my learning curve.
I left for my youth service, returned in 2016 after a year to pick up employment as the pioneer host of the evening drive time show on Kpoko 100.5FM. It’s a sister station of Crown FM. I had the responsibility to garner a new listening audience. The unique content my team and I created was good, and it resonated with the locals. In 2018, I moved to Enugu to pick up employment at Correct 102.9FM, a sister station of Soundcity Radio. I presently host the drive time show called Naija Watin Dey, one of the most listened to in Enugu.”
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