Name: Ifeoma ‘Iphie’ Aggrey-Fynn (Late)
Date of Birth: June 8
Died: June 2 2015
Ifeoma ‘Iphie’ Aggrey-Fynn was a Ghanaian-born Nigerian Radio and TV Personality. Iphie as she was fondly called was also a public speaker and writer.
She was born to a Nigerian mother and Ghanaian father but was raised and schooled in Nigeria. She graduated with a degree in Linguistics and Communication Studies from Abia State University, Uturu in 2005.
Iphie began her career in the world of broadcasting far back in 2003. She started out as a TV Presenter with some local television stations.
According to Iphie, coming on Radio was right timing for her. She found out that Radio was fascinating and the mystery of expressing oneself in every way possible without being seen was just so astounding to her.
Iphie once narrated that it was her friend who informed her that there was an opportunity to work with a Radio station in Awka and she took it up from there. She auditioned for the job and was employed by Silverbird Communications, operators of Rhythm FM and STV in 2009.
She was assigned to work with Rhythm 95.7 FM and Silverbird Television in Awka, where she hosted various shows on Radio and Television including ‘Rhythm and Soul’, ‘Gospel Vibes’ and ‘E-Merge’ on STV Awka.
Later on, she was transferred to Rhythm 93.7 FM, Port Harcourt and she brought ‘Rhythm and Soul’ with her from Rhythm FM, Awka. She had also hosted ‘Ladies First’, ‘The Morning Drive’ ‘The Afternoon Drive’ and ‘The Dance Party’. Evolving to being a top Public Speaker, Writer and Event Host, Iphie was the host of Miss Niger Delta Beauty Pageant for three years.
Iphie Was Shot Dead
If there was something that shocked the Nigerian Media space in 2015, then it has to be Iphie’s death. Reports had it that Iphie had gone to visit her parents and siblings in Aba, Abia State. And she was shot dead by armed robbers on her way back to Port Harcourt along the Aba-Port-Harcourt Expressway. This happened on the evening of Monday 2nd of June at around 7pm just about 6 days to her birthday in 2015.
Iphie was described as a very hardworking young lady who was so full of life, jovial, sociable and tolerant. Upon her death, encomium and condolences poured in from colleagues in the industry, fellow OAPs and listeners of her shows alike.
A banker, Mrs. Ifeoma Ogidi, told The Guardian that she had been one of Iphie’s avid listeners, particularly on the programme, ‘Ladies Night Out’ which airs every Thursday night.”
She added that Iphie’s incisive advice on how ladies could easily cope with real life challenges had helped her a lot.
“I was an adherent fan of this young lady. Her programmes on radio had really helped me in dealing with some of life’s challenges. I still cannot come to terms with the sad reality that I will no longer hear the beautiful voice of Iphie who brought hope to lives that were in despair. She was a source of inspiration and joy to me and several thousands of her followers. She has left a vacuum that nobody else can fill. Mind you, there was only just Iphie Aggrey-Fynn and there can never be another. I pray the government should bring the culprits to book,” Ogidi said.
Iphie was heading for an Oscar in her line of profession as a broadcast journalist and OAP but her life was cut short at its prime.
Iphie, we at Learn Radio Online missed you. The world missed you and Radio particularly missed you. Rest On Well!
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