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Veteran NTA Broadcaster Aisha Bello Mustapha’s Passing Shakes Nation


In the early hours of today, the internet was abuzz with the somber news of the demise of veteran NTA broadcaster Aisha Bello Mustapha.

Nigerians flooded major social media platforms to pay tribute to Aisha, describing her as a professional and model broadcaster who left an impeccable mark on the nation’s broadcasting space.

Aisha Bello, a distinguished figure in the media industry, served as the former General Manager of NTA Parliament and gained prominence as a newscaster on NTA Network from the 90s through the 20s. Her illustrious career spanned an impressive 35 years before she gracefully retired from active service in May 2022.

Veteran NTA broadcaster Aisha Bello Mustapha

See some reactions via X (formerly Twitter)

HRH DUKE Usman Aliyu Hayatu (@KhaleephaHayat) posted:

“In a way – for the young people of our generation – Aisha Bello and her fellows gave identity to NTA, and not the other way round. 

“May Allah have mercy upon your soul and reward you abundantly for especially, your iconic modesty.” 

Yinka Obebe (@YinkaObebe) said:

“Rest well Ma. Aisha Bello Mustapha. 

“She was one of the voices with others like Frank Oliseh, Cyril Stober then Abike Dabiri that defined my TV experience growing up in the 90s in Nigeria. 

“There are a couple other names I can’t remember now. 

“I initially always wanted the news at 9 to pass quickly so I could see the movie but over time I fell in love with those newscasters, repeating their words and enunciating after them. 

“At some point I so wanted to be Cyril Stober, I went on to read news like him as much as I could at the assembly in FGC Minna and even got an award. 

“Aisha Bello Mustapha was always calm and just said the words so effortlessly.” 

PPRO of the Gombe State Police Command, Mahid Muazu Abubakar (@MaheedMuazu) shared his tribute:

“My Condolences to the immediate family, Staffs of @NTANewsNow and the entire Nigerians over the Demise of one of the favorite News broadcaster Aisha Bello. 

“RIP Ma.”

Chude Nnamdi (@Chude__) commented that “Aisha Bello was not just a Legend but also part of our Childhood, May her soul rest in peace.” 

Mourning the loss, another X user Aliyu, H.S. (@HasPhD) shared:

“From Aisha Bello, to Aisha Katung, and then Aisha Bello-Mustapha, I was there! 

May Allaah forgive her shortcomings and grant her of the noblest ranks in AlJannatul firdaus. Aameen.”

Aisha Bello Mustapha’s passing was announced by a family member on Sunday via a statement.

The statement reads,

“Innalilahi wa inna Alaihin Rajiun. May Allah forgive our mother, Hajia Aishat Bello Mustapha. 

“Mama, indeed, you are a very kind-hearted person. We will miss you, and we hope you are enjoying Rahma. 

“Funeral prayer will be held at 1pm on Monday, December 11, 2023, in Abuja’s central mosque.”

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