MTV Base 2016 VJ search is over as 23-year-old Olayinka Oladiran was declared winner on Friday.
Oladiran, who sealed a twenty million naira contract was revealed as the winner of the 2016 MTV Base VJ Search – Nigeria on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) on Friday September 23rd.
The grand finale which was televised had in attendance Viacom executives Alex Okosi and Katung Aduwak, as well as famous faces from the entertainment industry Olisa Adibua, Vector Tha Viper, Ikechukwu, Niniola, among many others
Olayinka Oladiran (K’Ola) beat fellow finalists Tomiwa Olorunfemi (23), Tochukwu Onwubiko (21) and 19 year-old twins, Grace and Glory Danbaki.
The other finalists also went home with contracts and will be representing MTV Base as VJs on new shows coming to the channel.
Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, Alex Okosi, who spoke after the announcement congratulated Oladiran for coming out on top.
“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.”
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.