MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) has announced that Ehizojia "Ehiz" Okoeguale (@SpecialSlim) is the winner of the MTV Base VJ Search - Nigeria. The 25 year old beat runners up Ada Ogunkeye and Kemi Owatemi to win the grand prize - a job contract with MTV Base worth 10 million Naira, and a brand new car.
Ehizojia "Ehiz" Okoeguale
Ehiz was chosen by a panel of judges comprising Banky W, Toolz, Funke Akindele and MTV Base's Tim Horwood during the grand finale at D'Banj's night club One Eleven in Lagos on Friday, 25 January. Also participating in the grand finale were artists Iyanya, Ice Prince and Burna Boy, while MTV Base VJ Cynthia 'C-Von' Okpala and MTV's newest South Africa VJ, Nomuzi Mabena, shared emcee-ing duties.
The new VJ will also host his own brand-new weekly MTV Base chart show, The Official Naija Top 10, which will be aired on MTV Base, STV, NTA and AIT from 5 March 2013.
Jobseeker and computer electronics graduate Ehiz Okoeguale has a personal mantra that states: "Be the best you can be because at the end of the day you can only answer for yourself".
Speaking after the announcement, Ehiz said he was feeling, "Great, happy, speechless, everything in one... I don't know what to say. All I can say is: I'm not lucky, I'm blessed!"
Commenting on behalf of MTV Base, Alex Okosi, senior vice president and managing director at Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa said, "It is very exciting to welcome Ehiz on board - he was a standout contestant, combining great on-air presence with a fun personality and distinctive personal style. Ehiz has exactly what it takes to be a great MTV Base VJ and we are confident that he is going to be a great representative for our brand."
Watch the grand finale on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) on Tuesday, 29 January at 19:30 CAT; on Thursday 31 January at 17:00 CAT; Saturday 2 February at 10:30 CAT and Sunday the 3rd of February at 19:00 CAT . A special bonus episode, focusing on Ehiz's journey to the entertainment gig of a lifetime will broadcast on MTV Base and on Tuesday 5 February at 20:00 CAT.
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