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|Date of Birth:||May 21, 1979|
|Age;||43 years (2022)|
|Father:||General Samuel Oviawe|
|Net Worth:||$5 millions|
IK Osakioduwa Biography
Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa was born on May 21, 1979, he is a Nigerian radio and television on-air personality.
He was known to most just as Wildchild but since his marriage, has been known as simply IK.
He is known for his work with Rhythm 93.7 FM, but he is also a presenter on MNet’s Studio 53, and is best known as the presenter of Big Brother Africa.
Early Life and Education
He was born in Lagos, Nigeria to homemaker Felicia Oviawe and Brigadier General Samuel Oviawe, he is the middle child of five children.
IK Osakioduwa started out on stage at a young age, acting in stage plays and being in the choir as early as age 7.
At age 15 along with some of his siblings and cousins recorded a tape in which he pretended to be a radio show host taking calls from listeners.
IK Osakioduwa attended The University of Lagos where he got his start in the television industry on a show called Campus circuit television which aired on Africa Independent Television.
After that he took a break from the industry to concentrate on his education and he graduated with a degree in Economics.
Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa Career
IK Osakioduwa started out with a show ‘Campus Circuit Television’ which aired on Africa Independent Television.
In 2001, IK Osakioduwa started as host of the radio program “Rap Kulture”. He has been the host for almost all the shows for Rhythm 93.7 FM at one time or another.
IK Osakioduwa currently on the “Morning Drive” with co-host Anita ‘Omaliicha’ and “Dance Party with IK”.
IK Osakioduwa also worked in an advertising firm as a Client Service Executive, and in 2005 he returned to the radio station, Rhythm 93.7, and retained the name “The Wild Child”
The TV show, Temptation Nigeria was hosted jointly by IK Osakioduwa, and Kemi Adetiba. The show featured participants from across Nigeria whose knowledge of their country is the major strength for participation.
IK Osakioduwa has been a field presenter on the M-Net magazine show that showcases cultural events, historical places, music, art, design, fashion and celebrity personalities from across the African continent.
In September, he started hosting the reality TV show, Big Brother Africa, taking over from Kabelo Ngakane. Big Brother Africa went on to phenomenal success.
IK Osakioduwa signed a deal with MNET Africa to continue to host Big Brother Africa, making him the most sought after reality television host in Nigeria / Africa to date.
He says, “BBA was the first show I’d done of this magnitude, it was amazing to be in 40-million homes across Africa all at once. At first it’s super intimidating, but you get used to it before the end of the season.”
In December 2012, IK Osakioduwa co-hosted the Ariyike Akinbobola countdown show with Quest, which was the first of its kind in Nigeria.
IK Osakioduwa’s most recent show that he has hosted is the Nigerian Idol season 7.
Social Media Handle
- Instagram @ikosakioduwa
- Twitter @ik_osakioduwa
He got married to his lovely wife, Olohije Osakioduwa in 2008 after dating for a year. The couple is blessed with two children, Osahar and Micah.
He lost his mother, Felicia Oviawe of cancer in May 2012.
IK Osakioduwa Net Worth
IK Osakioduwa is a Nigerian radio and television on-air personality. He has an estimated net worth of $5 millions.