Seun Olagunju
Wondering how a pretty
tube gal, who is happily married, wards off men? Seun Olagunju gives a tip:

“I would not let off my
guard and would always address them with ‘sir’. That puts a check on them and I
am always polite to turn down any request.”
to Kayode Olagunju, one of the top officials at the Federal Road Safety Corps,
Abuja, Seun Olagunju started her broadcasting career in 1994 at the Galaxy
Television, Ibadan, as a presenter. She later moved to Raypower radio and then,
Africa Independent Television as a newscaster. Again, she left and Seun berthed
at the Nigeria Television Authority, resigned a few years ago and is now the
Manager, Public Affairs of Transmission Company of Nigeria.
A graduate of Language and
Communication Arts, the University of Ibadan, she also holds a Masters in
International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos.
So, what’s about Seun’s gele?
 “I do my gele
myself.” Though a challenge when she started her broadcasting job, gele, she
added, became a delight over the years.
“Ironically, I never learnt the art of tying gele from
anyone. Before I joined AIT/Raypower, I was not a gele person and I was very comfortable in casuals. I started using
it as an accessory. My first time of tying the headgear to cast the news was
not as spectacular as now. I knew it could be better and it was like a
challenge to me. I love challenges and when I got home, I sat in front of the
mirror and gave it another try. By the time I was done with several rounds of
tying, I got what I wanted!”
With her family in Abuja and her career at the TCN, Seun,
who is a multiple award winner, believes in simplicity.  “Though a woman should follow the trend
sensibly, she has to be simple in her presentation. You don’t wear everything
everybody wears or put on every colour because it suits some certain
people.  I wear what suits me and I try to be as simple as I can,” she said.
The screen is full of glamour. Even so are some of the
screen goddesses. Was that why she chose broadcasting? Her reply: “I never
wanted the television because I knew it would rob me of my privacy. I am more
of a radio person. I like the radio aspect of broadcasting because of the
professionalism involved. Television is more of glamour but on radio, you are
heard, not seen and your intellect is more at work. You reason faster, you
think intelligibly and your voice communicates more to your listeners.”
 Is she saying these
are absent in television broadcast? She quickly dispelled that: “Television
presenters are also intelligent but most people get carried away with the
glamour especially the viewing public. I believe that there is more to the
screen than glamour. I started in 1994 in Galaxy Television, Ibadan as a
presenter. I later moved to Raypower but people kept talking about my face, my
voice and why I had to move over to the television. I gave it a try and that
was how I became a screen person but I still love the radio. I believe in
professionalism and not just looking good and not having anything good to
present.  Being intelligent should exceed looking good.”