By Tony Nwanne
Olayinka Oladiran has emerged the winner of the MTV Base VJ Search Winner. After two months of searching the nook and cranny of Nigeria, the 23-year-old winner, who is also known as K’Ola, was pronounced as the winner of the VJ Search.
Having been pruned down to four, finalists from all over the country slugged it out for the top slot during the televised grand finale.
To emerge winner, K’Ola beat fellow finalists Tomiwa Olorunfemi (23), Tochukwu Onwubiko (21) and 19-year-old twins, Grace and Glory Danbaki after competing with thousands of hopefuls in Lagos, Enugu and Abuja plus online and social media applicants.
Speaking about the victory, Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa said; ”Congratulations to K’Ola, who really has shown the rare combination of qualities we look for in an MTV Base VJ. We are so excited to welcome K’Ola to our MTV Base and VIMN Africa family and look forward to seeing her on screen on MTV Base in the coming weeks. The finalists were so strong and amazing this year that we plan on contracting all of them to represent the brand as VJs.”
K’Ola who could not contain her excitement after being named as the latest MTV Base VJ commented, ”I feel very blessed by this experience and I’ve learnt that any dream that is worth having is worth pursuing.”
She will now join Ehiz Okoeguale, popularly known as Dadaboy Ehiz on MTV Base’s in-house talent roster, where she will start off presenting Word on the Street and Newsish on MTV Base.
BI, who also walked away with a contract worth 20million Naira, will also get the opportunity to travel around the world with the MTV Base team on a wide range of entertainment events such as the MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016, the MTV EMAs, BET Awards, BET Experience Africa, and many other events in the Viacom portfolio.
The other finalists also went home with contracts and will be representing MTV Base as VJs on new shows coming to the channel.