The 2017 City People Music Awards is set to hold on the 6th of August, 2017 and the organizers of the event have named veteran hip-hop act, Michael Stephens popularly known as Ruggedman and TVC Entertainment Splash presenter, Honeypot as the host for the event.
Olayemi Ogunwole a.k.a. Honeypot as she is called on Radio/TV radiates an infectious energy that has endeared her to many. The beautiful presenter who is an OAP on Radio Continental and Presenter for Entertainment Splash was honored last year with a Special Recognition Award at the 7th City People Entertainment Awards which was held on Sunday the 24th of July, 2016. The award was in recognition of her remarkable performance in projecting Entertainment on TV via the programme – Entertainment Splash. The English graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife started out as a TV host at NTA Ile-Ife during her days in school. She anchored ‘Fact Finding with Yemi ‘. During the National Youth Service Year, she was a member of the Orientation Broadcasting Service. Olayemi, worked at the ‘The Bisi Olatilo Show’. She hosted ‘Rock Game and read the news at Rockcity 101.9fm. She moved on to Star 101.5fm where she read the news and hosted the midday belt. She was poached by Rainbow fm 94.1.Olayemi anchored different belts and rose to the post of Head of Programmes. She was poached by Continental Broadcasting Services (Radio/Tv Continental) where she works till date. She is also the host of Chat Hour on RC and Entertainment Splash on TVC. Olayemi has voiced commercials like Harpic, Ladder Soya Oil, Cool World, First Monie by First Bank etc. She has hyped products like Oral toothpaste, Gulder, Legend Extra Stout, Vitafoam, Thermocool etc.
A graduate of political science from Lagos State University, Ọ̀jọ́, Ruggedman started exploring music in 1999. He produced his own songs and released two tracks in 1999, both which were well-played on radio. Ruggedman launched himself into the music industry in 1999, eventually becoming the most featured rapper in Nigeria. His albums are all released on his personal label, Rugged Records. Ruggedman has performed worldwide alongside international acts like KC & Jojo, Guru, Sean Paul, Wyclef Jean, Akon, Wayne Wonder, Ja Rule, Kevin Little, Maxie Priest, Kanye West, LL Cool J, T-Pain, Nas, and Nelly. Ruggedman has hosted the prestigious NB Plc sponsored Star Quest Reality TV Talent Show in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Anchored the MTN Project Fame Official Press Media Launch in 2008 and 2009. Ruggedman also owns a clothing line called “20th Sept” Wear, named after his birthday.
Ruggedman has been rewarded on several occasions by City People Magazine also. Both Acts would run the course of the event as host and it would be a scintillating combination.