One of upper West most Influential Journalists, Umar Kunateh popularly known as Asprilla has been Nominated for the second time into the Radio And Television Personality(RTP) awards 2018, Northern Category.

Mr. Umar Kunateh, Manager of Sungmaale Fm

Asprilla(Kunateh) who currently Serves as the general manager for Sungmaale 90.5 FM expressed his happiness over the nomination and suggested his hard work was being noticed.

He urged younger and Upcoming journalists within the region to focus on developmental content and ensure they use Journalism as a tool to fight corruption like Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

About Umar Kunateh(Asprilla).

Educational background:
He Had his basic education at Fongo E/A Junior High school and proceeded to have his
Secondary education at Wa Senior High School(WaSec).

He Offered diploma in business Studies,(DBS) Secretaryship option at Tamale Polytechnic and continued to acquire Highest National Diploma(HND) at Wa Polytechnic.

Umar Yakubu Kunateh Later Pursued his Degree at the African University College of Communication (AUCC) where he offered Bachelor of arts in Communication Studies (Journalism).

He is Currently pursuing his masters in development communication at the University for Development Studies, Wa Campus.


Kunateh Had brief stint with Radio FIDS, Radio Progress, Radio Upper West and WFm all as Sports Presenter in Wa Municipality.

Hosted Firstline Morning Show on TV Gold in Accra.

He Designed several programs for radio stations in the Upper West Region.

Yirimanbo for Bugli Fm 88.1 which won them siltra events media award.
Kaa-ehe Kaa-kpaara, for W Fm 93.5 which was later changed to Hotspot.

3. Dankaado for Pupeli FM which won them the most influential program of the year 2017 at the Siltra events media awards and earned Him an RTP awards nomination.

Umar Yakubu Kunateh Organised the first ever out door program for Pupeli FM dubbed Pupeli Salafest 2017.
He is currently the general manager for Sungmaale 90.5fm in Wa.


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