Bayo Faleke leaves Splash FM, broadcaster explains what happened and next move [EXCLUSIVE]

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Bayo Faleke leaves Splash FM Ibadan | Broadcaster explains what happened and next move [Exclusive]

Splash FM Ibadan’s ace broadcaster Adebayo Faleke has parted ways with the radio station after days and weeks of  uncertainty among lovers of the radio station especially those who listen to the Yoruba news program Tifun Tedo and Bebe Extra.

In a statement gotten by IBPulse, Faleke said he didn’t expect his union with Splash FM would end that way.

He said: “It is no doubt I never envisage the marriage could end this way. Who knows if there could be a re-union?”

He described the decision to leave Splash FM as one of the daunting decisions he has ever made.

“I know things happened for a reason, my engagement in the station and all the meritorious services I rendered there will continue to speak for me,” he said.

He clarified that he did not leave Splash FM because of a bitter but mutual understanding by all parties.

He said: “Sometimes change is needed to attain your goals in life. Abraham Lincoln once said; ‘show me a satisfied man and I will show you a failure’. I would have continued to live as a man who has arrived, considering where I am coming from, but the fact that I know where God has taken me so far, I am rest assured that He is leading me to a greater level. I’ve been having comfort and it is time to leave my comfort zone, I want to test the water in another realm. Am I afraid of the future? I do not think so and if at all, it is what has propelled me to take this leap and make sure my present does not chastise me for wasting the opportunities it presented to me now.”

On his next move, he revealed he has a move in the works and he urged his fans to watch out.

“You will definitely know when time comes…I will soon feed you and update and from there we will continue from where we stopped in a bigger, better and greater dimension. Trust your homeboy to give it to you in amazing platform,” Faleke said.

Splash FM is definitely going through trying period now with some of its major on-air and off-air personalities leaving the station for greener pastures. The list includes Tony Rowland Awobode (Don Tee) and there are indications that Edmund Obilo may have also left the station. Faleke’s exit is another devastating blow to the station that used to rule the airwaves in Ibadan but is now competing with The Beat FM, Star FM, Inspiration FM, Space FM and many more – not to forget Oluyole FM and Premier FM.

Media experts believe the Ibadan airwaves would continue to witness similar disruption has stations would continue to compete for the services of the popular on-air personalities in the city.

 

Read Faleke’s statement in full below…

 

adebayo faleke“I feel blessed, I feel humbled and I feel belonged. There are times words fail to convey our deepest feeling, I hope you understand. Who am I and what have given you? Everything I have done on radio is just an expression of a novice to contribute his quota to existence of this planet earth. I was lifted by you and you have been sustaining me. To say I feel humbled by your inundating calls, text messages and messages on social media is stating the obvious. I have truly got the meaning of this saying that; you know your true friends in moment of adversity’. You have shown me you are real and wish me well, not because of the platform I used in forging my career but intrinsic charisma in me which I never knew was there until now. All of you, my dearest fan: I love you without blemish.

I am grateful to the platform I have been given to reach this level. It is no doubt I never envisage the marriage could end this way. Who knows if there could be a re-union?

But I must state the fact leaving Splash FM105.5 is one of the daunting decisions I have ever made. I know things happened for a reason, my engagement in the station and all the meritorious services I rendered there will continue to speak for me. I must acknowledge the Chairman of the station, founder of West-Midlands Communications Limited, Chief Adebayo Akande, a visionary man per excellence and someone whose passion is to give helping hands to aspiring people. He never stopped believing in us and has never ceased to support us through the thick and the thin. I am just blessed to draw from your wealth of knowledge, wisdom and experience. I also appreciate the management for accommodating a restless mind like me. I thank all my colleagues for the love bestowed on me even till this present moment. Can someone have a better family?

Splash FM105.5 is a station we love to deliver broadcasting excellence, even if it means we disagree to arrive at what is best for our massive audience. I love the family and will surely miss them. That I am leaving the station is not a result of bitter feud but mutual understanding by all parties. Sometimes change is needed to attain your goals in life. Abraham Lincoln once said; ‘show me a satisfied man and I will show you a failure’. I would have continued to live as a man who has arrived, considering where I am coming from, but the fact that I know where God has taken me so far, I am rest assured that He is leading me to a greater level. I’ve been having comfort and it is time to leave my comfort zone, I want to test the water in another realm. Am I afraid of the future? I do not think so and if at all, it is what has propelled me to take this leap and make sure my present does not chastise me for wasting the opportunities it presented to me now.

For my fans who have been so worried about my destination, uhm… You will definitely know when time comes because “oun ti a fi pamo ni oun niyi”, beside, “eni ti a n gbe iyawo bo wa ba ki garun”. I will soon feed you and update and from there we will continue from where we stopped in a bigger, better and greater dimension. Trust your homeboy to give it to you in amazing platform. “E sa mop e bebe ko le tan nile eni to ni ara”.

Finally, join me in thanking God, Who is my anchor and the One who shows me direction and Who has never got tired of me. He always understands me and is merciful unto me. I owe God more than I can ever repay. To God alone be all the glory in all I have ever be in life and that I will ever be in the present and in future. I take a bow”.

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