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    Hosts for The Voice Nigeria Revealed- Show Begins Airing In Lagos Today



     Leading Nigerian presenter Osakioduwa
    and on-air TV personality Stephanie Coker have been announced as the presenters
    for M-Net/Africa Magic
     The Voice Nigeria, brought to you by Airtel in association with Coca Cola. The Voice
    Nigeria
     will begin airing on 10 April, 2016, on Africa Magic Showcase channel 151 and Africa
    Magic Urban channel 153, Sundays at
     8:00pm CAT. As host, Ik will
    work his effortless magic and
     connect the
    contestants and coaches with the audience, while Stephanie’s infectious energy
    will spark up social media engagement. Her key role will be to engage with
    viewers and talents in the show, as the fans at home send in live tweets and
    messages during the live shows.

    A great way to catch up with The Voice
    Nigeria, is through the recently launched; “The Voice Nigeria” social media
    application, which can be
     downloaded on the iOS and Google Play
    stores.
    The Voice Nigeria App grants access to videos,
    news, weekly games and more as the show progresses.
    Speaking on this new development, the
    Regional Director, M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu said: “We are very
    excited to be bringing
     The Voice Nigeria to your screens. The show holds a lot of potential for the discovery of
    new musical talents, and also promises to be an exhilarating ride, as we kick
    off with our amazing presenters.
     We have no doubt that
    the next great talents, who will do Nigeria proud, are about to be discovered.”
    Since its original
    launch in 2010,
     The Voice has won audiences in countries like the US,
    Australia, South Africa and the UK, where other renowned artistes have occupied
    the show’s famous red chairs as coaches.
     The
    Voice Nigeria
     employs the same
    format including two presenters playing separate roles. The presenters will
    work as a bridge connecting all active angles of the show.
    Also speaking, Mr.
    Ahmad Mohkles, the Chief Commercial Officer of Airtel Nigeria, sponsors of The
    Voice Nigeria,
     said:
    “The sponsorship of
     The Voice Nigeria is yet another example of Airtel’s commitment to
    empowering young and talented Nigerians. As Nigeria’s smartphone network, we
    are always excited to enter partnerships that connect the Nigerian youth to their
    dreams and we are very excited about the opportunities that
     The Voice Nigeria presents.”
    The Presenters
    IK OSAKIODUWA
    Ik started his career in entertainment in 2001 with a job at Rhythm 93.7. After a brief sojourn in the world of advertising (1yr plus), Ik
    decided to return to his first love: Radio Presentation in 2003, and has
    continued to wow fans on radio since then. His comfort and skill on the
    microphone soon found him being pushed to try his hands on TV presentation. Ik
    has been selected to present the various shows
     Studio 53 , Temptation Nigeria, “Comedy Club: Live in Lagos” and he has been the
    host of MNet’s
     Big Brother Africa for the past 6 years
    In 2014, Africa Magic encouraged Ik to take things a step further, and
    commissioned him to produce a new show for the channel. Ik designed, executive
    produced and presented
     Highlites With Ik. The show was
    an instant success and is currently in its second season (2015). Ik continues
    to hone his skill as a compere of events and is in very high demand today.
    STEPHANIE COKER
    Growing up in North London and prior to her arrival in Lagos, Nigeria,
    she worked on television networks like BBC, Bauer Media and London 360. In
    Nigeria she has worked with Cool FM as a co-host, MTV Base and recently Ebony
    Life TV. She has starred on one of Africa’s most successful television series,
    Tinsel and has been signed on by Bailey’s.
    She continues to hone her skills as a writer, and produces her new web
    series “Steph Rocks”.

    Stephanie is a versatile and fearless television presenter and actress
    who continues to shine on the big screen and on radio.

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