SUGAR LAND, Texas. (GVE) – Broadcast journalist, Sandra Eze popularly known as Sanzye, says she was suspended indefinitely from Television Continental TVC based on orders from Bourdillon.
Bourdillon Street, Ikoyi, Lagos, is where the home of All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, is located.
Tinubu is also rumoured to own TVC which is located in the Ikosi, Ketu area of Lagos State.
Eze said she tried to keep her cool so as not to act in a way that would attract sanctions from the National Broadcasting Commission.
She said she decided to walk out during the live show and had hoped that her co-hosts would cover up for her.
The broadcaster said Afolabi-Brown tried to calm her down and advised her to apologise to the TVC management but it seemed this was not enough.
Eze added, “I went home, locked myself and cried. Then I rehearsed my apology and showed up to work the next morning. I walked into the makeup room, greeted Morayo but it felt different. I felt tension, she said “Sanzye can I see you”… my heart broke. Sure, I said.
“She said ‘…I was instructed that a call came from Bourdillon and they don’t want to see you on the show again… so you’ve been suspended indefinitely, just chill small, lemme talk to them’”.
The broadcaster said she made frantic efforts to save her job and even visited Bourdillon twice but it was all for nothing.
She said things soon went downhill as her finances suffered.
Eze, however, said God was able to rescue her from her desperate state and help her become the actress that she is today.
The broadcaster added, “Why would someone sit in Bourdillon (as I was told) and play my life, my career, my emotions like badminton? I may not know anyone in high places but I am a respectful young woman and I will be respected.
“I waved the show goodbye and patiently waited for my face to leave that montage. Seeing my face on that tune made me sick. It took a painful long wait but a new montage was made and I rested. It was official. Goodbye Your View and TVC. I took my time because I wanted to be sure I had flushed yesterday’s anger.”
Attempts to get a reaction from TVC proved abortive as its Head of Corporate Affairs, Mabel Adeteye, neither responded to calls nor a text message as of press time.
- Global Village Extra