MTV Base has announced that Ehizojia “Ehiz” Okoeguale has emerged 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.
The new VJ will also host his own brand-new weekly MTV Base chart show, The Official Naija Top 10 (#BaseNaijaTop10, airing on MTV Base, STV, NTA and AIT from March 5, 2013.
Computer electronics graduate Ehiz Okoeguale, a.k.a. ‘Special Slim’, is always the life and soul of the party with a personal mantra that states: “Be the best you can be because at the end of the day you can only answer for yourself”. Old-skool funk fan Ehiz numbers Fela Kuti, Born Jamericans and LL Cool J among his favourite artists. He also loves the colour red because it represents both love and danger!
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 One Eleven night club in Lagos on Friday 25 January. Also participating in the Grand Finale were artistes 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 at the gig.
Ehiz who gave an outstanding presentation during the final stages of the competition could not contain his joy when he was announced the winner of the MTV VJ Search competition. Sharing his joy with his parents, received a prayer from his father as he presented the car to him.
Speaking after the Grand Finale, a delighted Ehiz expressed his joy, “I feel 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!”