TV Presenters Salary in Nigeria (2023)

TV presenting is one of the most exciting fields in the media industry today. Apart from the fact that a lot of people find this profession interesting, it is challenging and can be absolutely fun, especially for those in the entertainment sector. Some also love the profession for the exposure that comes along with it and the opportunity to meet people and sometimes, be famous.

TV presenters salary in Nigeria

With all the exciting fun and facts about this profession, the main question on everyone’s lips is how much these professionals actually take home every month. This post answers that. Here, we will take a look at how much TV Presenters earn in Nigeria today.

TV Presenter’s Salary in Nigeria Revealed

TV Presenting is one of the most coveted professions in the media industry today. While the salaries for professionals in this field have not been very encouraging compared to the energy they put into it, lots of people still find joy and fulfillment in the profession. One reason to be positive about this field though, is that the world today would not be where it is without it and a lot of other professions rely heavily on the field. This factor states the importance of mass communication to developing countries.

While most of the TV companies in Nigeria do not reveal the exact amount they pay their television presenters, Nigerian television presenters’ salaries generally depend on two main factors which include the years of experience of the Presenter and the status of the television company. Also, factors like the number of glued and active viewers of a particular TV show have one or two to do with how much they are paid.

As it stands, TV Presenters in Nigeria earn anything from N70,000, depending on the factors already discussed above. It should be noted that in most cases, this estimate excludes feeding and wardrobe allowances.


How to become a TV presenter in Nigeria

This perhaps, is one of the most simple topics to discuss when it comes to the TV presenting profession. This is because there is no one answer to this. Generally, you do not have to study a particular course in a particular field to become a presenter, although there are certain courses that make you a better presenter and teach you more about the field. Here are the basic steps to take if you want to become a professional in the field.

  • Be Certified: Usually, TV Presenting does not require a particular course of study although people who study/studied Mass Communications and English have the upper hand in the field. This is because people studying (or the studied) these courses learn a lot more about the field and are most times, better equipped to excel in the field. That being said, any graduate with the required degree can go into the field. You are required to have the compulsory SSCE certificate with at least a credit pass in the major course including English, Mathematics, and three other core subjects, which could include economics, accounting, and similar subjects. You then strive to be admitted to a University or Polytechnic to study Mass Communications, English, Languages, or any other related course by writing the required UTME examination and getting the required cut-off mark. Normally, the duration for the course is 3 – 4 years depending on the institution. As stated, it is important to note that the course you study in school does not restrict you from being a television presenter in most cases.
  • National Youth Service Corps: NYSC is a one-year service year where you are expected to serve your motherland. Usually, graduates of English, mass Communications, and other related courses are posted to media houses, where they are opportune to work with professionals in the field.

Schools offering mass communications in Nigeria

  • Here are list of Universities that offer Mass Communications in Nigeria
  • Abia State University, Uturu
  • Achievers University Owo
  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
  • Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
  • Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden
  • Al- Hikmah University, Ilorin
  • American University Of Nigeria , Yola
  • Anambra State University, Uli
  • Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  • Bayero University, Kano
  • Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  • Benue State University, Makurdi
  • Bingham University, Karu
  • Bowen University, Iwo
  • Caleb University, Imota
  • Caritas University, Amorji-Nike, Enugu
  • Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota
  • Crawford University,Faith City, Km 8, Atan-Agbara Road, Igbesa
  • Crescent University, Abeokuta
  • Cross Rivers University Of Technology, Calabar
  • Delta State University, Abraka
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  • Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State
  • Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu
  • Fountain University, Osogbo
  • Godfrey Okoye University, Urgwuomu- Nike
  • Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
  • Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City
  • Imo State University, Owerri
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna
  • Kogi State University, Anyigba
  • Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin
  • Madonna University, Okija
  • Nasarawa State University, Keffi
  • National Open University Of Nigeria
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Novena University Ogume
  • Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
  • Pan-Atlantic University, Ahmed Onibudo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Plateau State University, Bokkos
  • Redeemers University
  • Renaissance University, Ojiagu-Agbani, Enugu
  • Rhema University , Obeama, Rivers State
  • Rivers State University Of Science And Technology, Port Harcourt
  • Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State
  • Southwestern University, Okun-Owa, Ogun State
  • Tansain University, Oba, Anambra State
  • Taraba State University, Jalingo
  • University Of Benin, Benin City
  • University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
  • University Of Jos, Jos
  • University Of Lagos
  • University Of Maiduguri
  • University Of Mkar, Gboko
  • University Of Nigeria Nsukka
  • University Of Uyo
  • Wellspring University, Irhihi/Ogbaneki, Benin City
  • Wesley University Of Science And Technology. Ondo
  • Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State

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