Wednesday 31 May 2023

Nine Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Late Raymond Dokpesi

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Here are facts about the late Raymond Dokpesi that you may not have known about the media mogul.

Raymond Dokpesi

Raymond Dokpesi, the Nigerian media mogul who was the founder of the popular DAAR Communications, passed away recently.

Here are things you may not known about him. 

1.He was born on October 25, 1951 to the family of Chief Williams Ayaoghena Dokpesi and Mrs. Alice Aishetu Dokpesi of Agenebode in Edo State.

2. Raymond Dokpesi had his primary education at Ebenezer African Church School and secondary education at  Immaculate Conception College (ICC) Benin City.

3. He established the first indigenous shipping line in Nigeria

4. He contracted COVID-19 and survived it alongside his family members who were also infected.

5. Raymond Dokpesi had his university education at University of Benin before travelling abroad for Masters and doctorate degrees in Wyzsza Szokta Morska Gdynia and University of Gdansk Sopot, Poland respectively.

6. He was the Chief of Staff of the Gongola State Government from October to December 1983 and subsequently the Managing Director of African Ocean Line Limited from 1984-1988.

7. He gained more popularity for earning the first license for private radio broadcast in Nigeria with Raypower 100.5FM.

8. He lunches his autobiography titled “The Handkerchief” on his 70th Birthday.

9. Raymond Dokpesi worked with different government parastatals including the Federal Ministry of Transport and Aviation as the Head of Water Transport Division on Secondment from Nigerian Ports Plc (NTCC) between 1978-1983.


Source: The Nation

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