Media In Nigeria: Brief Historical Overview
By: Charles Ikedikwa Soeze Ph.d
The first type of media that were used in Nigeria was the traditional media of communication. These were the media used by the indigenous Nigerians before the colonial adventurers got to the shores of Nigeria called by various names and classified in various ways by modern scholars, the traditional media perform in their own styles, virtually all the functions being performed today by the modern mass media. Such functions performed by these media ranged from information dissemination, education, entertainment to even the persuasive communication, public relations and political communication and mobilization.