Danladi Bako’s biography: Age, Career, Net worth, wife, children 

Danladi Bako’s biography and everything you need to know.

Danladi Bako is a Nigerian television broadcaster and presenter who works with the Nigerian television authority popularly known as (NTA). he is also well known as a writer, politician, director, producer, teacher, and a talent identifier.

While he has been in the information and broadcasting industry for years as a veteran he has achieved more than just being a broadcaster.

Danladi bako profiles Data.

Full Name: Mallam Nasir Danladi bako

Age: 65 years

Date of birth: 1st September 1957

Place of birth: Sokoto

Tribe: Hausa/Fulani

State of origin: Sokoto state

Place of residence: Abuja

Nationality: Nigeria

Skin color: Dark complexion

Gender: male

Sexuality: straight

Marital status: married

Wife: Mrs. Amina bako

Children: Ruqayyatu, Danladi-Bako

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Bako

Religion: Muslim

Education: Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and University of Lagos

Qualifications: Bachelor of Art BA(Hons) in English language, Masters’s degree (MA) in Mass Communication, and doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Development Communication.

Occupation/Career: broadcaster, presenter, producer, director, politician, and academic and Communication Expert.

Networth: $2.5million

Facebook page: None

Twitter page: None

LinkedIn: page: None

Who is Danladi Bako?

The Nigerian broadcaster is aging in good health now and still doing wonders but no longer as a broadcaster but as a politician. Danladi spent most of his life in the Nigerian broadcasting industry as a radio and television broadcaster.

Where is Danladi Bako from?

Danladi hails from a city called Sokoto, a city which can be found in Sokoto state. Sokoto state is a state located in the northern part of Nigeria.

How Old is Danladi Bako Now?

Danladi Bako celebrated his 65th in the year 2022. Because he was born on the 1st of September 1957.

Educational Background

Being a child that grew up in three different states (Sokoto, Kaduna, and Kano) Danladi acquired his first school leaving certificate and his senior secondary school certificate between 1963 and 1973. After that, he proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University where he obtained his first degree; a Bachelor of Art BA(Hons) in the English language in 1978, at the age of 20. 

On finishing his first degree he immediately enrolled in the national youth service corps (NYSC) Program in 1978 and finished his service in 1979.

He then furthered to the University of Lagos where he acquired his master’s degree in Mass Communication in 1981. After this, he was sent to the United Kingdom to read an advanced TV course which was completed in 1982. Finally, the renowned broadcaster went back to Ahmadu Bello University Zaria to obtain his doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Development Communication.

When did Danladi Bako Start Broadcasting?

Danladi started his broadcasting career at a very young age, specifically at 16 years of age.

Before getting admission into the University at age 16, he was assigned a role in the Nigerian broadcasting service where he worked as a reporter and announcer at the radio Nigeria Sokoto chapter. It was at that time when he was assigned this role that he showed a great quality of a good broadcaster which made the broadcasting Company come looking for him after his youth service (NYSC). Danladi was employed as a full broadcaster in 1988 at the age of 22 years.

After some years of working for the Nigerian television authority (NTA) as a full-time broadcaster, writer, and producer,  they transferred him to the  NTA Headquarters in December 1983 as a Grade Level 12 officer. He was transferred to the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, in 1994, where he worked as an assistant director of the Agency for another 5 years before he was appointed as the director general of the agency in 1999 due to the level of his professionality in the industry.

When did Danladi Bako Retire as a Broadcaster?

Danladi did not retire from the Broadcasting service but rather he resigned after 14 years in the service as the director general. He resigned in December 2002.

What are the Tv Programmes that made him popular?

Danladi became a household name on Nigerian television because of the popular program he anchored called the morning ride. This program became his symbolic identity and one of the best-rated morning TV programs in Nigeria from way back.

He was also the brain behind several other tv productions which includes the Nigerian all-time comedy Program titled second chance and engaged in the supervision of many other programs.

He was the man that championed NBC’s biennial Conference of Africa Broadcasters, AFRICAST which later became the talk of the continent of Africa.

Danladi Bako’s Awards

Danladi won several awards to himself which gave more recognition to his personality. This award is as follows;

Best Producer of the Year award

Best Newscaster of the Year award

national honor of the Officer of the Order of the Niger, OON.

Best news writer of the year award

Political Career

Dr. Danladi’s political career journey started after his voluntary resignation as the national broadcasting commission director general in 2002. his political career was a smooth and successful one.

In 2003 he contested for the representative of the Sokoto Central Senatorial District seat under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. Danladi has been a commissioner in Sokoto for years. He was the appointed chairman for media/publicity of the late president Yar’adua and Jonathan’s presidential campaign.

In 2022 he came out boldly to say that he is still a loyal member of the all-progressive Congress, APC and he also added that he has nothing to do with the labor party.

Other political posts he held and the organization he joined include the following;

Personal Assistant to the Minister of Sports on media matters

Chairman Media and Publicity, North West PDP 2007

Chairman, Media, and Publicity, 2015 Sokoto State APC 2015 Sokoto State APC Governorship campaign

Head, Media Sub-Committee, 2014 Commonwealth Games Bidding Committee

Member of the Board of Cross River Basin Development Authority

Member of the National Broadcasting Comi Board. 

Who are Danladi Bako’s Parents?

Danladi was born into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Bako, middle-class parents who came from Sokoto. His parents so much loved and valued education to the extent that they will spend their last card to make sure their child acquired the best education.

Is Danladi Bako married?

Danladi is happily married with kids.

How Rich is Danladi Bako?

Danladi’s net worth is guesstimated to be around $2.5million as of 2022. 

Social Media Handles

Facebook page: None

Twitter page: None

LinkedIn: page: None

Danladi has no social media handles to his name.

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