Popular broadcaster and presenter of the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire game show, Frank Edoho has said that he is considering going behind the scene to support emerging talents.
In a chat with Sunday Scoop, he said, “I’m a full broadcaster and everything I do revolves around entertainment. I don’t do anything else. However, I have a lot of new things that I’m working on at the moment. I like working behind the scenes and pushing my projects. I’m tired of being onscreen. I think it’s time to give opportunity to other people. I and my production company are churning out some radio programs and a TV show.”
On what he has learnt from hosting WWTBAM, he said, “The underlying theme for me is that knowledge is power. And for everything you want to do, you have to work for it. Even to win money on the show, people have to sit down and answer 15 questions. It has also taught me how to be a proper professional because I treat every episode in a different way and I prepare for it painstakingly. Preparation and hard work are the basis for success.”
Speaking on what has sustained him as the presenter of the show over the years, he said, “I believe that God is the major factor that has kept me on as the presenter of the show. Anybody can be removed at anytime, so I’m not flattered by the fact that I’ve been there for 13 years; it doesn’t mean that I’m the best broadcaster.”
Giving advice to other broadcasters, he said, “There are different aspects of broadcasting; for TV, the person has to look good, exude confidence and speak wonderful English. And I don’t mean common English but one that would command the attention of people and ensure that they get your message. You also have to work hard and read a lot. It is helpful to watch other broadcasters that you admire and before long, their talents would rub off on you.”
On his most interesting interaction with a fan, he said, “A white person once recognised me at a mall in Sweden and I consider that to be very memorable. There have also been a couple of ladies getting naughty but apart from that, there hasn’t really been anything exciting. I think it’s just a privilege that I’m on TV; anybody that is on TV would be popular. I also believe that it’s the show that is popular and not me.”