Family Announces Uncle TED’s Demise
The family of Mr. Theodore Austin Mukoro has announced the death of the legendary broadcaster and advertising guru who died at age 89 on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 after a brief illness at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos.
The statement released by the daughter, Angela Ajetunmobi in part reads ‘’Mr. Ted Mukoro, favorably known as “Uncle Ted” by admirers, was a broadcaster, wordsmith and humorous humanist was one of the early faces and voices of television in Africa as a pioneer newscaster on Western Nigeria Television (WNTV), Ibadan.
He was the pioneer village headmaster on the popular long running television series The Village Headmaster on Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation(NBC), which later became Nigerian Television Authority(NTA).
A former Executive Creative Director of Lowe Lintas he was a respected wordsmith whose creativity nurtured many successful brands in Nigeria – Star, Bournvita, Guinness, Harp, Vono, Omo, Lux, Schweppes, Legend, Tomapep, etc.
Mr. Mukoro was a fellow of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) and a founding member of Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN).
He is survived by his daughter Angela Ajetunmobi formerly of Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily and the now producer of 60Minutes with Angela and a son Stan Mukoro of Bentley Motors, along with their spouses and children. He was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Felicia Mukoro.
His legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone he interacted with as well as those he reached but never had the pleasure to meet.’’.