On Thursday, 29th November 2018, many old students of UNILAG Mass Communication under the umbrella (UMCAA) gathered at the Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos to discuss how to improve the department.
The event kicked off as early 7 pm with many of the old students rocking the red carpet while they chatted and reminisced on their old days. It was also re-union time for many who had not seen each other for many years.
The President of the association, Mr Vincent Oyo, who graduated over 30 years ago, was on the red carpet welcoming the guests.
At 8 pm, the event was declared openned with opening prayers from Alhaji Mumuni Alao, the veteran Sports Writer. He prayed in a Muslim way for many of the old students who were in attendance and those in diasporas.
The President of UMCAA, told the guests many of the achievement of the UNILAG Mass Comm Alumni, stating the many project which the association had decided to embark on.
One of the most memorable moment at the Gala Night was when the old students
The 50-year-old Mass Comm Dept has produced many veterans in P.R, Communication, Advertisement, Print Media, and Broadcasting.
Many of the Ushers who are also students of UNILAG department were happy seeing many of their old students whose voice and stories they have heard on Radio/T.V and read in the leading newspaper.
Unilag UMCAA has produced many prominent PR gurus and communicators of note like Mr Ray Ekpu, Mr. Jimi Awosika, Dr. John Momoh, (Channels TV) Chief Tunde Adelaja, Dr. Olu Fadeyibi, Professor Idowu Sobowale, Yinka Esan, Waziri Adio, Sport veteran Mumuni Alao, (Editor in Chief Of Guardian), Mr Debo Adesina, Simon Kolawole, Lekan Otufodunrin, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, Lekan Sote to mention few.
Many of the old students who sat according to their year of graduation were also seen chatting while the event lasted. Among many sighted at the event were Lekan Sote, Mr Bayo Onanuga, NAN MD, Bukky Nwonah, Dupe Komolafe, Joko Adeusi, (former Banker who runs Eve Extra) Yakubu Muhhamed, (one of the founders of Newswatch) Dr Jide Jimoh, Alhaja Taibat Okesanjo popularly called Montai, Dr Veronica Chaka, Ama Nwokoro, Dr Bolu Folayan, Hadji Tajudeen Adeyemi, Dr Jude Jimoh, Mr Taiwo Ogunsanya, Mr Afolabi Ayantayo, Pastor Mike Bamigbolam, Hadji Mumini Alao, Dr Fanaj Yusuf, Prof Idowu Sobowale, Dr. Olu Fadeyibi, Prof Rauf Akifeleye (Veteran Journalism Prof Unilag), Dr Idowu Sobowale, Prof Layi Osho, among others.
Many of the guest who had swell time at the Event also went home with gifts after eating sumptuous meal.