2009-12-05 13:36

The Nigerian TV and radio

personality was the host of this year’s Big Brother Africa season which comes to

an end tonight. In his hometown of Lagos, Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa hosts on

Silverbird TV and MNet Studio 53. He got married last year.

Life is ... what you make

of it.

My first job was ... a

radio presenter on Rhythm 93.7 in Lagos in 2000.

The most romantic thing I have ever

done was ... travel to the UK for just one day to propose to my


Right now I am watching

... Big Brother Africa.

My favourite place to play

... depends on the country I am in. I love the movies so I go to the

cinema a lot in Lagos. In Joburg I like motorcycle riding and going out to dance

at Moloko and the Bank.

At least three people stand a good

chance to win Big Brother Africa ... Kevin, Eddie and Nkenna, but I

really can’t tell who will win tonight.

Big Brother Africa achieved

... the accomplishment of keeping people watching because of the

changed format and it proved that there’s more to the show than just shower


My fictional hero is ...

Batman because he is cool, suave and has a professional job. He doesn’t wear a

belt below his underwear, like Superman. I can’t relate to that.

My real life hero

is... no one in particular. I have a lot of people that

I look up to as role models.

My favourite place

in SA is ... dependent on my mood. I can’t pin it down to one thing. The

lion park when I’m not in the mood for people and the Sandton Mall when I want

to meet people and watch movies.

I love being around

my family because

... we’re the craziest people in the world and we keep

it real. We’re all so different, crazy, noisy, playful.

Life in Lagos

... is fast, faster than Joburg. We have no speed cameras. There’s an

energy you can’t find anywhere in the world. People compare it to New York but I

think it’s different, it has its own vibe.

My dream car is

... none specifically. I don’t know what I want next, because I like a

whole bunch of cars, new and old school vintage Mercedes Benz.

The one phrase I

overuse is .?.?. “it’s not for less” because I believe that even when things

are bad something better is coming.

Before the end of the day I just

have to .?.?. watch a movie, every single day. I don’t shut down without

watching a movie.

I was so

embarrassed when ... years ago when I started presenting I was MCing an

event and I introduced this one guy. He came on to the stage and asked the crowd

who I was since I didn’t call him by his popular name. He then asked them for

his name and the crowd roared back with his nickname from the movies. I just

stood there clueless and wanting to die.

Living the African

dream for me would be ... reforming the movie industry in Nigeria and

shaping the pathway for entertainment in Lagos. There’s not too many things to

do in Lagos besides movies, shopping and restaurants unlike in Joburg where

there are so many options.

One thing I would

change about me

... is my lack of inhibition. I often speak before I

analyse the effect of what I am about to say. I am very playful and sometimes it

can lead to a bad place.

When I think of

2010 I think of ... a whole bunch of people coming to SA and hotels being

expensive. It would be nice to be in the midst of the energy and the tourists

and it will be a great opportunity for business for Africa and SA in telecoms,

hospitality and transportation.

The best day of the

week is ... Thursday. Friday is everyone’s weekend and venues are too

packed. Thursday is the day before Friday and the people who go out are mature.

It’s the one day I always take off when I’m in Lagos.

I knew my career

and I were meant to be... when I went on radio and enjoyed it so much. I

studied economics and after a year and a half in advertising I went back and did

what I loved.

My favourite room in the house is .... the living room. Every living room has to be comfortable. It’s a

great spot where you can entertain guests.

My favourite all

time old school track is ... Heavy D’s Don’t Be Afraid. That song was

ahead of its time. I still play it in Lagos.

My next project is... I can’t really say right now, it’s something very big and in line with

entertainment in Nigeria. There will be a lot more TV and branching out in other


) Contact IK on +2348091234567 or visit his website

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