Nigeria is blessed with amiable, intelligent and smart people whose quota in making Nigeria great is of celestial
apogee. Some producers prefer to stay out of the spotlight and instead work behind-the- scenes as helpers,fine tuning a track or a video to make it the very best, Others choose to work for others unaccredited when they are not producing for themselves, among these great men whose sacrificial life;s would leave an indelible footprint on Nigeria and her Political geography, between if any, is one of a Tweedledee and Tweedledum, little or
no difference with Alejandro González Iñárritu.If mother earth permits,procuring the Chalcedony and Malachite stone for the silent voice behind the Salient actions in person of Sunday Akin
Dare Whose admonishing life is embelic to the following summary quote ‘Do not waste a minute, not a second, in trying to demonstrate’ to others the merit of your own performance. If your work does not vindicate itself, you cannot vindicate it, but you can labour steadily on to something which needs no advocate but itself. He is an astute man with apt attention to detail, whose presence might not charm you but his absence would intrigue you; a delightful characteristic: A man whose Journalistic expertise is of international apsis,It is familiar to him and once you are emancipated into the muances of social discourse and disco bolus it follows therefore that you cannot succeed as a Journalist if you are not an innate mystery unraveler, an investigative reporter, academic researcher,possess Analytical skills, Exceptional leadership skills, Adaptable communication, Humble confidence, Unwavering professionalism, Self-management, Ease with technology, Intellectual curiosity, and Compatibility for
both independent and team work. You must be prepared to immerse yourself in utopian-societal dialectics for you to be able to contribute efficaciously in a utilitarian modus.
In the course of this write-up, “heaven and hell” was consulted so as to get a Sunday Akin Dare , and in the process it is amazing to note that he had gone through the nitty-gritty and hurdles of life to become the man he is today. Having spent 26 years of his life as a journalist, author, journalism trainer, academic researcher and a media mentor.A man whose media skills was instrumental to unseat the clueless government and brought forth the change we celebrate today .
Dare has worked In many international clue as to whom organisation such as voice of America , news and tempo magazines. His dreams for democracy was firm even before the military regime ,as a pioneer member and General Editor of The News and Tempo magazines in Nigeria in the early nineties, his work was pivotal to the overthrow of military rule in Nigeria.His experience spans the print, radio and television journalism. A multi-media skilled professional, Dare served as the Head of the Hausa Service of the Voice of America in Washington DC for 8
years. He is the founder and Publisher of News Digest International magazine based in Lagos and Editor-In- Chief of
Newsbreaksnow.com, an online news website. Dare is also a Management member of the NN24 Television led by UK based Tony Dara, NN24 cable Television is the first 24-hour all news channel in Nigeria and a full- fledged CNN Affiliate station.
In life, the one thing that matters is the effort. It continues, whereas the end to be attained is but an illusion of the
climber, as he fares on and on from crest to crest; and once thegoal is reached it has no meaning. Thus,In 1997 Dare was awarded the Freedom Forum Journalism Fellowship to study at New York University in New York City. And in 2000, he became the third Nigerian journalist to be awarded the Nieman Journalism Fellowship to study at Harvard University in Boston. In 2000 .Sunday Dare received a special citation for Courage in Journalism from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), New York for his work in Nigeria.Dare holds a baccalaureate degree in
International Relation and a Master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy. He is a member of several international journalism groups including the Washington based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, ICIJ, Investigative Reporters’ and Editors, IRE, and Reporters Beyond Borders, RSF,based in Paris. Sunday co-authored the award winning book, “Making a Killing-The Business of War”which won the 2003 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in Journalism and Independent Investigative Reporting.
The heights great men reached and kept,were not attained by sudden flight,but they, while their companions slept,were toiling upward in the night. Same applies to Sunday Dare the former chief of staff to the former ministerof information and currently the chief of staff and media advisor to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Governor of lagos state and APC chieftain, the Oxford and Harvard fellow with many awards in the media sphere has been behind the scene to ensure efficient running of his principal ; activities whereas providing outstanding result in the discharge of his duty. I think by now, it’s important for you sir to count your blessings and not your failures, the rest of your life is still pregnant with activities, you still possess what it takes to change the race of humanity. I think it is time to dare to act to change and envelope yourself with the quest to discover the next Sunday Dare in the race of life,Men of valour whose silent voices from behind the scene would produce salient results just like yours.
We wish you a happy birthday hoping you have a long, fulfilling career with all the success you can handle…and more! You’ve earned it! Your dedication and determination inspire us to be dedicated and determined. You make us better at what we do.
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