The Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria has offered condolences to the Group CEO, DAAR Communications Plc, Chief Tony Akiotu, and the entire DAAR Communications family on the demise of the founder of the broadcast media house, Chief Raymond Dokpesi.
The Eagle Online recalls that the media mogul who hailed from Edo State, died on May 29, 2023 at the age of 71.
In a condolence letter signed by AAAN’s President, Steve Babaeko, the association lauded Dokpesi for his contributions to the growth of broadcasting in Nigeria, noting that he was an inspiration to many advertising practitioners in the country.
The letter said: “The late Chief Raymond Dokpesi’s contribution to the media industry in our country will remain indelible.
“He championed the establishment of independent broadcasting and opened the doors for what has become a flourishing media industry, employing many Nigerians to boot.
“He was an inspiration to many young media practitioners, including many members of our association.
“We will miss him.”
The association prayed that God grants the DAAR Communications family fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.
DAAR Communications is the owner of frontline media platforms: AIT and RayPower FM.