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23-year-old wins MTV Base VJ search 2016, gets N20m contract

Olayinka Oladiran, 2016 MTV Base VJ search winner
Olayinka Oladiran, 2016 MTV Base VJ search winner.

23-year-old producer, Olayinka Oladiran from Abeokuta has emerged winner of the 2016 MTV Base VJ Search – Nigeria on Friday September 23, 2016.

She was one of the four finalists from all over the country who slugged it out for the top slot during the televised grand finale in front of Viacom executives Alex Okosi and Katung Aduwak, as well as famous faces from the entertainment industry including Olisa Adibua, Vector Tha Viper, Ikechukwu, Niniola, among many others.

The Finalists
The finalists

Olayinka Oladiran 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.

The other finalists also went home with contracts and will be representing MTV Base as VJs on new shows coming to the channel.

K’Ola as she is also known, could not contain her excitement after being named as the latest MTV Base VJ, saying, ‘I feel very blessed by this experience and I’ve learnt that any dream that is worth having is worth pursuing’.

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The finalists with MTV staff and judges

Olayinka Oladiran 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.

She also walked away with a contract worth N20m and will also get the opportunity to travel around the world with the MTV Base team on a wide range of glittering 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.

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