The Nigerian media space has been experiencing phenomenal growth in recent times, with great contents being created to the delight of audiences. One of the latest wave-making media personalities creating sensational contents is Debrah Waters. Over the years, Debrah has navigated her way both on-screen and off-screens as a sought-after TV presenter, content producer & director. She has carved a niche for herself in the entertainment industry as the ‘QUEEN OF CONTENTS’.
Debrah Waters, a graduate of Computer Science from Redeemer’s University is a multi-faceted Newscaster, TV Reporter, TV Host and On-air Personality. She has worked with Ebony Life TV, TVC Nigeria and GreenLotto Nigeria. She currently works with Silverbird TV and Ryhthm 93.7 FM.
Speaking about her foray into the broadcasting world, Debrah revealed that it wasn’t an easy journey. “I started presenting professionally in 2017 as a Game Show host for a lottery company. It was so insightful, fun and different from the conventional music and talk shows presentations I used to do back in my school days. In 2020, I launched a podcast on YouTube called “Deep Waters” where I bring in people to talk about things that are mostly personal to them. We discuss deep controversial topics scathing beyond the surface. Deep Waters launched me fully into the TV industry.
“In 2022, I bumped into Ben-Murray Bruce, the founder of Silverbird Group, just after a business meeting with a friend and the rest is history.”
Debrah Waters is the host and producer of “Deep Waters With Debrah Waters” on Silverbird TV. Revealing to the media what prompted the creation of the talk show, “Deep Waters with Debrah Waters is a spin-off of Deep Waters podcast. It’s an hour long live show on radio & tv (simulcast) that invites people of all classes to talk about topics that are mostly personal to them. Deep Waters with Debrah Waters boasts of over 150 episodes and is still counting. From rape survivors to organ theft survivors, the show continues to share untold real life stories with its audience. It is a judgement- free zone for unbiased conversations.
“Listeners and viewers are not left out; they are able to call-in on the show to express themselves. The show attempts to explore the experiences of individuals- either emotionally, psychologically and physically and attempts to answer the whys behind their life-changing decisions or seemingly ‘stupid’ decisions that have caused them something. It is a show where people can see their “real” selves on TV and say ‘that could easily be me’. It is a show that thrives on self-disclosure from both the host, guest and the audience “
Speaking about her biggest challenges when starting out in the industry, “transitioning from TV producer back to TV host wasn’t very easy. Getting people to see you not just as a creative but as someone with a impeccable on-screen talent was one of the most challenging experiences. I caught myself trying hard to prove myself to my colleagues when I didn’t have to. Most times they knew what I could do and they recognize it but just couldn’t move past my identity as a Producer. TV Hosting is my thing! After 3yrs of Content Producing, I went on to produce my first visual podcast, “Deep Waters”.”
Debrah Waters has produced and directed talk shows and reality TV shows such as DSTV’S LOVE SWAP, NOLLYWOOD QUEENS, HOOT COOK GO! AND TALK WITH TOKE MAKINWA AS WELL AS FREEME TV’S EXCLUSIVE MUSIC SHOWS A3 SESSIONS AND ZONEOUT SESSIONS. In 2020, she created a parody of the BIG BROTHER NAIJA SHOW- “THATHOUSIDEMATE” – WHICH HAS GARNERED A LOT OF ATTENTION AND FOLLOWERS.
Deep Waters is broadcast live simultaneously on TV and radio – [Silverbird TV (DSTV 252 & Startimes 109) and Rhythm 93.7 FM] to over 24 million people nationwide. Deep Waters airs live on Mondays (4.30pm), Wednesdays (5pm) and Fridays (5pm) and on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11pm on DSTV 252.