Call him the rave of the moment, and then you are certainly not far from the truth. He has been able to create a niche for himself in the entertainment industry. IK Osakioduwa now is the preferred host of all the big-time entertainment programmes in the industry. A list celebrities and politicians feel very comfortable when IK Osakioduwa hosts their events and programmes.
This extremely talented guy charges millions of naira per event and he remains one of the very best in the industry.
His journey into the entertainment industry has been very steady and highly impressive.
He graduated from King’s College and then studied Economics at the University of Lagos. While studying he took part in many stage plays and concerts, where he discovered and groomed his talent as a master of ceremonies and host. After graduating from University, he worked for Rhythm 93.7FM as a presenter popularly known as a wild child. He is blessed with a sense of humour and a great personality.
After his National Youth Service Corps, he hosted Temptation Nigeria Show with Kemi Adetiba. He also presented Studio 53 Show, which showcases cultural events, historical places, music, art, design, fashion and celebrity personality from across the African continent.
Then he started hosting the Big Brother Reality Series in September 2009 taking over from Kabelo Ngakane.
Big Brother Africa went on to become a phenomenal success, putting Osakioduwa in the Continental Spotlight. The following year, he became the sole host.
His enthusiasm and passion made him a big sensation and the show was seen by millions of viewers on the continent. He eventually made a deal with Mnet Africa to continue to host Big Brother Africa, making him the most sought-after reality television host in Nigeria and Africa to date.
IK started as host of the radio programme “Rap Kulture”. He has been the host for almost all the shows for Rhythm 93.7 FM at one time or another. He is also on the “Mourning Drive With Co-host, Anita ‘Omalicha’ and ‘Dance Party With IK’.
In December 2012, similar to the ones in Time Square (New York), Beijing, Dubai, and Shanghai, he hosted the Lagos countdown show with Co-hosts, Ariyike Akinbobola, which is the first of its kind in Nigeria.