Ruth Benamaisia-Opia returns to the screen
ACE broadcaster, Ruth Benamaisia-Opia, has returned to the screen in grand style. The ex-foremost newscaster with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), in a bid to revive her broadcasting career, has again started what she knows how to do best with the Lagos Weekend Television.
Experienced and a lines delivery delight, Benamaisia-Opia showed the stuff she is made of when she debuted with the weekend programme last Friday, as many viewers saw it as a welcome development and a plus for the Lagos State-owned station, better known as LTV8.
Benamaisia-Opia was a darling to millions of viewers on television in the 1980s and 1990s. With a name and a voice to look forward to, she endeared herself to the heart of Nigerians during the several years she spent anchoring regular news at 9pm during the week and Newsline at 9pm on Sundays on NTA.
Among her contemporaries during her time were Frank Olize, Cyril Stober, Emma Okondo, Tokunbo Ajayi, Ronke Ayuba and few others, who have also retired from NTA.