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Cordelia Okpei is a lover of music and this was brought to bear in her presentation of a tourism programme she anchored for the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria called Delaiz Cafe.

The programme, aired on Metro FM97.6, has music as its focus. It also serves as a tourist guide on radio by making listeners discover more about other people from other cultures through their music and arts.

The particular edition of the programme that won Okpei the Radio Presenter of the year award was a tourist guide to Amsterdam, Holland. Joined by a Zambian colleague, Chishala Chitoshi, who guided her through the canal of Amsterdam, the edition was a mixture of music from various parts of the world. Soothing and engaging, it is a testament of a good presentation.

Born on December 16, 1971, Okpei attended Ogboe Primary school, Benin City from 1979 to 1983 and Emotan College Benin City from 1983 to 1988. She later read English and Literature at the University of Benin.

She began her broadcasting career as a contract staff in 1995 with the Bendel Broadcasting Service now Edo Broadcasting Service. Her mainstream practice began in 1998 when she took full employment with the (FRCN). For three years, she hosted the biggest morning show of the station, Radio Express

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