After a grueling search for the MTV Base new VJ, the 3-episode search finally came to a crescendo with the final recording of the show at Club One Eleven, 82, Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos on Friday 25th of January 2013.
25-year-old Lead City University graduate Ehizojie “Ehiz” Okoeguale emerged the winner of the MTV Base VJ Search Nigeria 2013 beating the other two finalist Ada and Kemi to it.
To calm the adrenaline rush, triggered by the anxiety over who will emerge winner of the Search, Burna Boy, Ice Prince and Iyanya ‘held the show down’ much to the delight of the audience.
The finalists Ada, Ehiz and Kemi were hand-picked by judges Banky W, Toolz, Funke Akindele and Tim Horwood after competing against thousands of applicants in the MTV Base VJ Search – Nigeria auditions in December.
The show was hosted by Nigeria’s Cynthia C-Von Okpala and South Africa’s Nomuzi Mabena, both previous winners of the Search.
Ehiz will join Cynthia C-Von Okpala, Sizwe Dhlomo and Nomuzi Mabena on MTV Base’s in-house talent roster, presenting his own chart show on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322, STV & AIT).
With that he gets 10 Million Naira Contract and a brand new KIA Cerato!
Also, an after party was held to celebrate the winner at Don Jazzy’s lush club, Pop.
Iyanya who could not get enough of calling on ‘his ladies’ had them and other fans doing the ‘Etigi’ and ‘Kukere’ dance at the club.
Wande Coal and Don Jazzy also gave the audience a swell time while having one themselves – performing the Wande Coal ‘The Kick’ featuring Don Jazzy.
Other Guests at the after party include, Zaaki Azzay, Toke Makinwa, Seyi Shey, Debbie Smith, Chris C. Ubosi of The Beat FM, Classic and Naija FM, Karen Igho, Denrele Edun, Skales and more.