PHOTOS: Multichoice Satellite TV Studios in Lagos Downed By Fire; Supersports, MNET Studios Razed

PHOTOS: Multichoice Satellite TV Studios in Lagos Downed By Fire; Supersports, MNET Studios Razed

An inferno, the source of which is yet to be determined today gutted four live Multichoice TV studios, including those of Supersports and MNET, in Ojota, Lagos.

PHOTOS: Multichoice Satellite TV Studios in Lagos Downed By Fire; Supersports, MNET Studios Razed

The fire, which started at about 3.30pm Nigerian time according to eyewitnesses, destroyed all studio equipment before fire service personnel belatedly arrived at the scene.

PHOTOS: Multichoice Satellite TV Studios in Lagos Downed By Fire; Supersports, MNET Studios Razed

Journalists covering the blaze were harassed, and one, an employee of Television Continental [TVC] had his recording camera smashed by an overzealous member of staff at the Multichoice premises.

PHOTOS: Multichoice Satellite TV Studios in Lagos Downed By Fire; Supersports, MNET Studios Razed

“We watched as the fire brought particles of burning items from the Philips House”, said one of the bystanders, testifying to the wildness of the fire.

PHOTOS: Multichoice Satellite TV Studios in Lagos Downed By Fire; Supersports, MNET Studios Razed

Corporate Head of Multichoice, Mr. Segun Fayose confirmed to our correspondent that the Super Sports studio and the MNET performance setting used in the production of some entertainment and drama programs were also consumed by the fire.

PHOTOS: Multichoice Satellite TV Studios in Lagos Downed By Fire; Supersports, MNET Studios Razed

He added that the real extent of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

PHOTOS: Multichoice Satellite TV Studios in Lagos Downed By Fire; Supersports, MNET Studios Razed

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