Aduratomi Bolade has spent the better part of 20 years working in radio and television.
He started his radio journey at the Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC) in 2001 under the training of veteran broadcaster, Busayo Olaifa. From OGBC he moved on to Unilag FM in 2004 as part of the team that started the station. In 2009 he became a pioneer staff of the now-defunct Network News 24, NN24, Nigeria’s first 24 hours news channel. After two years at NN24, he joined Steam & Globe Broadcasting and Communications limited (Owners of Cool FM/Wazobia FM, Nigeria Info & Wazobia Max TV) in 2011. He headed their radio operations in Port Harcourt for about 7 years, first starting with just Cool FM & Wazobia FM and launched Nigeria Info in 2012 and Wazobia Max TV in 2015. In January 2018 he resumed as the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Hot FM, overseeing the launch of their new radio station in Lagos in April 2018, while also managing their existing stations in Abuja, Owerri and Asaba. He currently works at Ultima Limited as the General Manager, Radio for 88.5 UFM.
He is a media trainer, mentor as well as public speaker.
Aduratomi Bolade studied for a National Diploma in Mass Communication from the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ogun State, a Bachelor’s degree in English & Literary Studies from the University of Lagos and a Masters degree in Communication studies from the University of Port Harcourt.
He is a member of the following professional organizations: Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)
Chartered Institute of Public Relations, UK (CIPR)
He was a member of the Board of Advisors, Dawn In the Creeks Ltd. (A Non-Violence Advocacy Project Sponsored by the United States Government)
He is an alumnus of the US government-sponsored International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP)