DAAR Communications Plc was established by High Chief Aleogho Dokpesi who holds a Doctorate Degree in Marine Transport Engineering from the University of Gdansk, Sopot in Poland. For his exemplary, patriotic and selfless service to the country and humanity in general, he was honoured with the National Honours of the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on February 14, 2008.
DAAR Communications Plc is the foremost Independent Broadcast Organization in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The company was incorporated on the 31st of August 1988 as a limited liability company. It converted into a public liability company (Plc) on April 23, 2007.
DAAR Communications Plc pioneered private/independent broadcasting with the establishment of RayPower 100.5FM radio station which debuts commercial broadcasting on September 1, 1994, in Alagbado, Lagos upon the deregulation of the broadcast sector in 1993 by Federal Government of Nigeria.
The organization also pioneered global satellite broadcasting on Dec 6, 1996, with the establishment of Africa Independent Television (AIT).
On October 7, 2008, DAAR Communications Plc formally launched the first fully Nigerian base digital multi-channel direct-to-home subscription TV – Daarsat.
On December 1, 2012, an indigenous station FAAJI FM; that is broadcast basically in Yoruba spiced with some degree of Pidgin English was launched in Lagos the cosmopolitan/economic capital of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Both RayPower FM and Africa Independent Television (AIT) pioneered 24-hour broadcasting in Nigeria.
DAAR Communications Plc is one of Africa’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment news, and information to a global audience. DAAR Communications Plc owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, we also have significant television production operations in Nigeria.
1994 – Launched its first broadcast services in 1994 with the creation of Nigeria’s first private independent radio station – Raypower 100.5FM.
1996 – The company launched a global satellite television station, called Africa Independent Television (AIT) in December 1996.
1998 – DAAR Communications Limited was incorporated in Nigeria as a communications satellite broadcast and multimedia company.
1999 – A second channel Raypower FM 2 was also launched
2007 – DAAR became a public limited company on 23 April 2007 and is now known as DAAR Communications Plc.