Hajia Aishat Bello Mustapha was a prominent figure in Nigerian Media and a renowned broadcaster and former General Manager of the Nigerian Television Authority Parliament with close to four decades of experience.
Sadly She passed away in December 2023, prompting the need for us to put together this Aisha Bello Mustapha Biography.
Her death was announced by her family in a statement, reading: “Innalilahi wa inna Alaihin Rajiun. May Allah forgive our Mother Hajia Aishat Bello Mustapha. Mama, indeed, you are a very kind-hearted person. We will miss you and hope you are enjoying Rahma,”
Aisha Bello Biography Summary
- Broadcasting name: Aisha Bello
- Full name: Aisha Bello Mustapha
- State Of Origin: Abuja
- Place of Birth: Maiduguri, Borno State.
- Siblings: Not Available
- Children: Not Available
- Education: Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
- Occupation: Broadcaster Journalist and Newscaster
- Net Worth: Not Available
Aisha Bello’s Early Life, Children, and Education
Aisha Bello was formerly known as Aisha Katung before she got married.
She was born in Maiduguri, Borno State. Aisha grew up in a household as the second of six children. Her Father Alhaji Bello Mustapha was a retired civil father and her mother, was a housewife.
She began the pursuit of knowledge at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication/Media Studies. This academic foundation laid the framework for her illustrious career.
Aisha Bello Career
Legendary Ace Caster Aisha Bello Mustapha was experienced in the aspect of media. She had over two decades of experience in Broadcast journalism. She was also a News producer, Current affairs producer, and Newscaster.
She worked as a Newscaster at the Nigerian Television Authority.
Veteran NTA broadcaster Aisha Bello Mustapha was versatile and her skillset included Television Production, broadcasting, and editing. She served as the general manager of the NTA parliament before she retired. Her style and professional manner made her a popular face in the Nigerian broadcast industry.
Aisha Bello was very Passionate about environmental issues and was made the head of the Environment Desk Nigerian Television Authority, Headquarters Abuja, and ensured the production of features and documentaries on environmental issues.
Behind the scenes of news casting, she was a reporter and supervised the presentation Unit at the NTA HQ Abuja.
Aisha Bello Mustapha worked with the Nigerian Television Authority for 35 years rising from the role of assistant director of news and later becoming the general manager of NTA parliament. She was a popular broadcaster together with Cyril Stober during the ’90s and early 2000s
Aisha Bello retired in May 2002 concluding her remarkable career in the broadcasting industry.
Aisha Bello Mustapha Death.
The sudden news of the demise of Aisha Bello Mustapha’s Passing on December 10th,2023 sent shockwaves Nationwide and to the broadcasting industry.
The tragic loss of Aisha Bello Mustapha, an esteemed caster of NTA Network News at 9 pm was confirmed by the family. The announcement of her demise was made through a statement issued by her family member on social media.
The statement from her family reads “Innalilahi wa inna Alaihin Rajiun. May Allah forgive our Mother Hajia Aishat Bello Mustapha”.
“Mama indeed you are a very kind-hearted person. We will miss you and hope you are enjoying Rahma. Funeral Prayer to be held in central mosque Abuja at 1 pm on Monday, 11th December 2023.
Nigerian President Bola Tinubu expressed profound sorrow over the demise of Ace NTA broadcaster Aisha Bello Mustapha. President Tiniubu also conveyed his deepest condolences to the family, colleagues, friends, management, and staff of the Nigerian Television Authority.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale released a statement on Monday, 11th December 2023.
President Tinubu in his words shared, “During her time as the presenter of the flagship ‘NTA Network News at 9,’ Nigerians and viewers around the world looked forward to seeing her smile, warmth, and wisdom as she delivered news that can be trusted objectively.”
“She mentored many young women who took to broadcasting, mainly by watching and listening to her eloquence, passion, and integrity on the screen, in the newsroom, and off the screen.”
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu acknowledging her contributions praised her for mentoring many young women who entered the broadcasting field.
The president remarked that she leaves a legacy through a remarkable thirty-five-year career.
In a closing statement, president Tinubu offered prayers for the repose of her soul and divine comfort for those mourning her.
Aisha Bello Mustapha was held at the central Mosque in Abuja by 1 pm on Monday,11th December 2023, as friends and colleagues gathered to pay their last respects to the Legendary Broadcasting Icon.