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|Age:||40 years (2022)|
|Date of Birth:||25 April 1982|
|Place of Birth||Lagos State|
|Occupation:||Television Presenter, Talk Show Host, Model, Blogger, Trained Lawyer and Occasional Actress|
|Net Worth:||$1 millions|
Ariyike Akinbobola Biography
Ariyike Lawal-Akinbobola was born on 25 April 1982, professionally known as Ariyike Akinbobola, is a Nigerian television presenter, talk show host, model, blogger, trained lawyer and occasional actress.
Since 2011, she has worked as an associate producer and TV presenter for Spice TV, a fashion and lifestyle channel on the DSTV platform.
She hosts Spice TV’s flagship programme ‘On the Couch’ and in addition she has produced and presented the fashion news and has also presented other TV Shows including Sugar and Spice, Urban Spice, Instant Beauty Queen and Project Swan. She also currently presents the gadget show Spice Toys.
Early Life and Education
Ariyike Akinbobola was born at St. Nicholas hospital in Lagos, Nigeria and is the fifth of six children of Mojeed Adewale and Ladun Lawal (née Ojutalayo).
She is of Yoruba descent. Her father, Mojeed Adewale, studied economics at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
He was a civil servant with the Federal Government of Nigeria and worked in several capacities in various Federal Ministries, retiring at the rank of Director of Fiscal Budget in the Federal Ministry of Finance.
Her mother Ladun Lawal, is a titled Chief in Nigeria with the moniker ‘The Yeye-oba of Iyanfoworogi-Ife’, she is a Pharmacist and runs a small scale pharmaceutical manufacturing company in Ile-Ife, Osun State, with a branch in Lagos State.
Ariyike Akinbobola’s love for entertainment began when she was a little child. She and her siblings used to play dress up and choreograph musical performances at family functions.
She attended Federal Home Science Primary School, Ikoyi, Lagos where she was a member of the Brownies Society and when she got into high school at Queen’s College, Lagos, she was a constant face on stage at variety shows and school award ceremonies.
Due to her jovial and friendly nature, she won the award for ‘Miss Friendly’ for her class, during their class of 1998 final year award night. Afterwards, she proceeded to the University of Lagos, Akoka to study law.
In 2006, she obtained an LLB in Law after which she proceeded to the Nigerian Law school, Lagos where she obtained a BL in Law.
Ariyike Akinbobola who was very close to her father suffered a huge loss when her father passed on in January 2010 after battling with Parkinson’s disease for over 15 years.
In 2011, after practising law for a few years, she obtained a diploma in Television Presenting at the London Academy of Media, Film and Television.
Ariyike Akinbobola Career
In 2010, Ariyike Akinbobola began recording episodes of her own TV Show ‘Reflections with Ariyike which can be watched on her youtube page “Ariyike weekly”.
In 2011 she auditioned for a job as a presenter on a new Satellite TV Station – Spice TV and in June 2011, Akinbobola got employed by Spice TV as a TV presenter.
As a TV personality and Red carpet Host, Akinbobola has interviewed a number of Nigerian and international celebrities as well as diplomats.
She has interviewed Dr. Andrew Pocock, the British High commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Mike Purves, Director Trade and Investment for UK Trade and Investment, Pauline Long, founder of the Beffta awards, Mrs. Bunmi Oke, President of the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN), American Singer/songwriter Carl Thomas, Otunba Niyi Babade of CNN and a lot of Nigerian entrepreneurs.
In 2013, she hosted the red carpet at the Nigerian-British chamber of commerce Presidential ball.
In 2013, Ariyike Akinbobola made her acting debut in the Nigerian hit TV series “Lekki wives” alongside Kiki Omeili and Katherine Obiang, she also made an appearance on the series “Aunty Caro’s bar”.
Ariyike Akinbobola co-hosted the Lagos Countdown crossover concert alongside Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa and Quest (in 2012) as well as Gbenga Adeyinka and Ill-Rhymz (in 2013).
The event is organised by the Lagos state government and is broadcast live across Africa. It is similar to the annual Times Square New Year Countdown event.
Ariyike Akinbobola is also a guest writer for one of Nigeria’s foremost blog sites “BellaNaija”, where she writes motivational/relationship stories about issues that affect Africans. She has her own segment called “Ariyike writes”.
Ariyike Akinbobola is married with three sons.
Ariyike Akinbobola Net Worth
Ariyike Akinbobola is a Nigerian television presenter, talk show host, model, blogger, trained lawyer and occasional actress. He has an estimated net worth of $1 millions.