Murphy Ijemba

Murphy Ijemba is a Nigerian radio personality who anchors RUSH HOUR show on 97.7 METRO FM.[1] His radio anchoring style has since won him several nominations and accolades at award ceremonies in Nigeria.[2][3]

Murphy Ijemba
Murphy Ijemba

Alma materBayero University
Station(s)102.3 MAX FM
NetworkTVC Communications
Time slot6:00 – 10:00p.m. Monday–Friday
StyleSports presenter

Early life and educationEdit

He is Igbo.[4] He was born in Mushin, a suburb of Lagos State, where he went on to complete his primary and secondary school education. He holds a B.Sc certificate in Accounting after graduating from Bayero University, Kano.[5] In an interview with Emmanuel Tobi of The New Telegraph, he revealed that he had to sell chickens in order to financially support his education.[6]


He started his radio career as a presenter at Raypower FM in Kano under Daar Communications where he worked for 5 years.[5] He joined Brila FM in 2011 where he developed in his craft before he controversially quit the radio station in 2017 upon tendering his resignation letter citing the need to improve his "capacity academically and professionally".[7] He is a brand ambassador for 360Bet and Zutasia.[8][9]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Event Prize Result Ref
2012 Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards Most Popular Radio Sportscasters Won
2013 Won
2015 Nigerian Broadcasters’ Nite Won [10]
2016 3rd Nigeria Pitch Awards Football Journalist of The Year Nominated


  1. ^ "One month after leaving MAX FM, Murphy Ijemba and Sean Amadi land new job with METRO FM - INFORMATION NIGERIA". Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Nigerian Broadcasters' NITE returns to Lagos". The Nation. 10 May 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  3. ^ Oyedeji, Abiola (9 May 2015). "Murphy Ijemba, Oge Ogwo, DJ Humility for Nigerian Broadcasters' Nite". Nigerian Tribune. Retrieved 1 January 2016.[permanent dead link]
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  5. ^ a b ""I Was Born & Bred @ Mushin Olosha" — Popular Brila FM Sportscaster, Murphy Ijemba". City People Magazine. 23 November 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  6. ^ Tobi, Emmanuel (26 March 2017). "I'd have been a tout in Mushin -Murphy Ijemba". New Telegraph. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  7. ^ Iwunze, Promise (13 September 2017). "Brilla FM: Days After Claims That They Were Sacked, Former OAPs Tender Resignation Letters". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  8. ^ Fabunmi, Femi (23 December 2015). "Popular Brila fm presenter Murphy Ijemba Joins Zutasia Family". City People Magazine. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Murphy Ijemba Joins 360 Bet Family". City People Magazine. 11 November 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  10. ^ Neme, Sony (15 May 2015). "Top DJs for Nigerian Broadcasters'". New Telegraph. Retrieved 1 January 2015.[permanent dead link]