Lagos State is the hub of excellence in broadcasting in Nigeria. On-Air Personalities (OAPs) keep the audience glued to their radio or television sets with captivating presentation style and engaging discussion programmes. Some on-air personalities standout due to special touch they give to their presentation styles and glamorous personality. Here is a list of top 10 OAPs in Lagos that you should listen to their programmes largely due to the glamour and swag they bring to the party.
1. Frank Edoho
Frank Edoho’s popularity has gone very wide in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. He is known for a television programme ” Who wants to be a millionaire ” which has successful run for over 10years mostly on NTA channel, though he no longer presents the programme. Frank is very witty with deep sense of humour, he always knows how to keep his audience captivated in suspense.
2. Dotun Kayode
Dotun Kayode is a radio and television presenter popularly affiliated with cool FM , Lagos Nigeria. He also plays host to the ‘countdown on earth’ music show on Sound city. Kayode is married to D’banj’s younger sister, Taiwo.
3. Ik Osakioduwa
Ik Osakioduwa is a classy self styled on air personality. His presentations are exceptional. He is well respected in broadcasting not just in Nigeria, but in Africa as a whole. Ik is most known as host of the Big Brother Africa show and the MBGN, among others. Apart from that, he is a jovial type who knows how to smile to keep his audience relaxed.
4. Rotimi Akakija
Rotimi Alakija popularly known as DJ Xclusive is a British Nigerian disc jockey, record producer and co- host of the radio show- table of men. Born in UK to Nigerian parents, studied physics and computer science at Reading University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree, later studied financial computing at Brunel University.
5. Bardia Adebola
Bardia Adebola is popularly known by his nickname “illrymz”. He is a Nigerian TV personality, writer, producer, hiphop artist and ex-model. Bardia was born in Lagos to a Persian mother and Nigerian father. He is popularly known as the host of the Nigerian Idol show with Tiwa Savage
6. Uti Nwachukwu
Uti Nwachukwu was a winner of the Big Brother Africa show in 2010. He is very vast and has worked as actor, model, musician, media producer and TV personality. After winning Big Brother Africa, he has hosted series of events including red carpet shows. Uti is currently co-hosts of the talk show ‘Jara’ alongside Helen Paul on African Magic.
7. Ebuka Obi
Ebuka Obi Uchendu is a lawyer who has hosted the inaugural presidential debate focused on youth issues in the run-up to the 2011 presidential election. He has also contributed to online publications such as Ynaija and 360nobs. Ebuka hosts “Rubbin Minds” on channels tv and “The Spot” on Ebonylive tv.
8. Stella Anulika Nwosu
Stella Anulika Nwosu, aka Willy- Willy is a popular radio presenter in Wazobia FM 99.5, a pidgin English station in Abuja. She is the presenter of the much celebrated programmes, Totori Word, Oga Madam Office and Friday morning Groove. Stella is from Awka south in Anambra state and a graduate of Mass communication Nnamdi Azikiwe university Awka. She grew up in Ajegunle Lagos, where she perfected captivating pidgin English vocabulary that makes her presentation unique.
9. Smart Oshoko
“Na so i see am” is Smart Oshoko’s popular radio programme which comes up on star FM 101.5 every Saturday from 3.30pm and on MITV by 9.00pm on Fridays. People have special interest in that programme because they see their reflections in it. The programme is about their culture, their music, and their language. He said ” pidgin English, the language of ordinary people, is part of what makes Na so I see am special. It is about our culture, it is about our identity. ”
10. Steve Onu
Steve Onu, who is popularly known as Yaw is a pidgin English lover who pours pidgin yarns like water from a tap. He is a Theatre Arts graduate from Lagos state university. He also holds diploma in Radio, TV, and film production.
Currently, Steve works with Wazobia FM and has seven awards as the best on air personality.
So whenever you’re in Lagos try to listen to a programme presented by anyone these personalities and get to feel their special On-air touch first hand.
Written By Chinazom Alagbogu
So Frank Edogho is still trending?
Wow…We shall never forget Frank Edoho’s who wants to be a millionaire, I don’t ever miss the shows on Sunday evenings for anything in the world, I learnt a lot from the programme too
Yes Frank Edogho was well known in that programme Who wants to be a millionaire and also Uti Nwachukwu ‘Jara’ all of them are wonderful OAP.
They are all wonderful
You guys are wonderful.
Great people!!! Una well done