Channels Television was founded in 1992 by John and Olusola Momoh. The Company has since grown to own four terrestrial Stations in Lagos, Abuja, Edo and Kano states; bureaus in almost every state in Nigeria, Johannesburg, London and Washington. Channels TV also broadcasts in the UK on Sky 575 and Freesat 213.
Channels TV has developed strong, unique relationships with international Organizations (such as the United Nations (UN), Voice of America (VOA) and Germany’s international Broadcaster, Deutsche Welle (DW)) which allows it to provide its viewers with prompt access to information around the World. It can also be viewed via diverse platforms internationally (including TV Player, UK; YouTube live streaming, m.channelstv.com, Bamba TV (Kenya), AfricaTV (US)).
Channels TV also broadcasts on DTH across Africa (covering countries such as Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Kenya, DRC, Uganda, Burundi, Congo, Rwanda and Sudan.)
With over 30 years’ experience in media entrepreneurship, Olusola’s areas of core competency are in Business Development, Commercial Strategy, Finance and Investments, as well as Human Capital Development.
Her proficiency in business strategy and management skills ensures that she efficiently drives the Group’s corporate development and all corporate resources are effectively utilized to raise the organization’s profitability and profile.
As Vice-Chairman, she is principally responsible for providing strategic leadership, management and oversight in the commercial operations of the Company, particularly in the areas of Strategic Client, Stakeholder and Community Relations; Organizational Planning, Administration, Finance, Investments and Revenue; Human Capital Development, as well as Risk Mitigation in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.
Olusola has also cultivated a penchant for maintaining the highest levels of ethical and professional standards which, coupled with her strong commitment to excellence, continue to augment and enhance Channels Television’s corporate expansion drive and brand.
She is passionate about motivating and mentoring staff, as well as aspiring and young business owners.
Within the Group, Olusola has set up workplace ethics and systems that are flexible and give back to the employees.
She initiated the Channels Women Network, which is a formal medium which encourages mentoring of young female staff, promotes policies which cater to female staff (for example, employment of pregnant women, paid leave for female staff who suffer miscarriage, etc) and allows female employees to freely discuss matters affecting them in the workplace. Under her leadership and influence, the Company’s staff strength is constituted with 60% female staff, whilst the management team has 40% female staff.
Olusola ensures that Channels TV provides employment opportunities to indigene residents of its host communities, in addition to providing scholarships to people who may be in need.
She was a director at the Convention on Business Integrity (CBI), a non-governmental agency that entrenches transparency and due process. In essence, Olusola’s management discipline does underpin the integrity of the Channels TV brand.
She is a graduate of the University of Lagos with a B.Sc. degree in Mass Communication specializing in Print Journalism. She is also a Diploma awardee in Broadcast Journalism from the same institution.
Prior to starting Channels Television, Olusola was at different times Reporter, News Caster and Producer with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), between 1979 and 1987. Some of her reports prompted the Federal Government to pay compensation to some of the victims of oil spillage in the Niger-Delta communities.
She also worked with the International Merchant Bank (IMB) for seven years. Whilst there, she established and headed the Corporate Affairs department of the Bank. She also served in other departments within IMB, including Treasury and Credit.
An excellent home engineer, Olusola Momoh loves travelling and reading. She is a member of the Friendship Bible Fellowship.
She is happily married to John and they are blessed with three children.