Bolanle Okhiria is the KOKOLETTE

Bolanle Koko Mansion Winner

Weeks after 12 young ladies entered the Koko Mansion with the mission to become the chosen Kokolette, on Sunday 9th August 2009, a winner has emerged and she is Bolanle Okhiria – The bubbly 21 Year Old student of Lagos State University. Throughout her time in the Koko Mansion, Miss Bee was a favorite among housemates and fans.

In case you missed it, according to Bolanle, her story is as follows she was born into privilege, but by the time she turned 12, her family fortunes took a nose dive into recession, forcing her to switch from a life of opulence to one of abject poverty. “I was born with a silver spoon, but when my family fortunes turned, I was forced to learn that life is not a bed of roses”, she recalls with a warm smile, “my dad told me, it was always best to make a very positive impact out of any negative circumstance”.

It seems as though she has done just that by winning Koko Mansion. The finale was a close race between international favourite Rita and Bolanle but in the end Bolanle clinched the win with 11933 votes, Rita was second with 10473, Shona was a distant third with 2292 votes which Chidinma crawled to the finish line with 918 votes.
Bolanle’s win was announced and celebrated at the exciting finale show – Julius Agwu provided the jokes while the D’Banj and the Mo Hits Crew brought the music. Bolanle walks away with a brand new car (fun fact – she cant drive!), 5 million naira, a Chris Aire diamond ring and 15 minutes of fame…Tick, Tock!

All the best to all the Koko Mansion Kokolettes as they step back into the real world. BN hopes they can leverage this exposure to bigger and better things in their lives.

So did Koko Mansion live up to your expectations?

39 Comments on Bolanle Okhiria is the KOKOLETTE
  • THE AMAKA August 11, 2009 at 12:12 am

    koko mansion did not live up to my expectations.
    but i guess bola won and thats it.
    dbanj and the mo hots crew probably have made over 600 million naira from this show all together. BIG MONEY.
    everyone that voted, and the person didnt win, dont feel regrets.
    and chidinma’s score was really sad. OMG. NO ONE voted for her it seems like.
    but next year when her 1 year contract runs out, there is sure to be a koko mansion #2 lol

  • policeisyourfriend August 11, 2009 at 12:49 am

    well it did live up to my expectation!
    i was expecting crap and i got crap…everyone is happy

  • iamspecialtoo August 11, 2009 at 1:35 am

    so what did rita get?

  • wale olooro gbogbo bigs boys August 11, 2009 at 2:36 am

    lmao…u’re funny..wot it actually lacked is differentiated concept..apart4rm dat,its a big leap..lol

  • Lulu August 11, 2009 at 2:48 am

    THIS SHOW WAS ALL I EXPECTED IT TO BE! IT WAS WONDERFUL! CONGRATS TO BOLANLE! I AM SURE THE REMAINING BABES WILL GET SOMETHING OUT OF IT TOO.

  • Sugabelly August 11, 2009 at 4:54 am

    Rita should have won so that she could have followed Dbanj around talking about demons and the EFCC. It would have been hilarious.

    I honestly think Rita won, but Dbanj had them manipulate the results for just that very reason. Eya, poor Rita.

  • Bola August 11, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Congrats to Bolanle! lol, i truly hope she gets more than 15 mins of fame, LOL.

    The show SO did not live up to my expectations. I was expecting a high-quality show, with proper editing n the business. But anywayz sha, it was entertaining with Ms. Rita and all.

    I hope the producers have learnt a LOT from this season, and will implement changes next year.

    This show has an even bigger potential, and I hope they take it to the MAX next season!

    Its MO’ HITS baby.

  • jumoke August 11, 2009 at 10:22 am

    i watched the show from start to end, I paid attention to all details, when it was time to check the computerised vote, Dbanj made gesture to the TV crew not to focus on the laptop, how very convenient!!!, I don’t hate Bola, but to me she is not the winner RITA IS THE REAL WINNER, SHE HAD THE REAL VOTE AND PUBLIC SUPPORT AND SHE DESEVERVE IT, SHE WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO WAS CONSISTENT FROM THE START TO THE END OF THE SHOW, If Dbanj had mentioned that he was looking for BUSINESS COMPANION from the start then I would have voted for Bolanle because she knows how to play her card. BUT WE WERE TOLD that its about IDEAL NIGERIAN WOMAN, so in the end DBANJ, IS IT REALLY OUR VOTES? THANKS.

    • Nelboy August 24, 2010 at 12:33 pm

      I missed the show but from what i gathered and read on here i think Rita did well but the show was meant to portray a different kind of quality.Rita u tried i really appreciate your courage and these should be a medium for you to develop your self in speech,intelligence,xposure etc.* your contribution is noted*

      Well Bolanle u good to go as the voters says so according to the producers but who knows if there was a foul play somewhere.*your effort has been note
      D’banj,i think you should have a lot of better investment and a better way to give back to the society not getting girls to do all kind of things all in the name of a reality show cause i thnk those grls were lusting and throwing themselves at u nd ur crew.*all ur deeds and efforts have been noted*

      We need celebrities in these society that God has really blessed to help the orphans and less privileged like what their counterparts in UK,US does not just coming up with a show to impress,oppress or reap pple of their mony in a tricky way (by voting,buying forms for audition etc) cause these whole show has a hidden motive which is yet to be unveil.

  • Notations August 11, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    I think the show was ‘very there’. No much to write home about and I’m not hating, just stating. I think the winning ceremony was an embarassment. What were the funny sounds D’banj and his crew kept repeating about? They sounded so ‘bush’.

    The governess and the final presenter woman were well spoken but D’banj…very bush. I’m sorry.

    Did D’banj have to make Bolanle dance for so long as well? and taking her to the car, telling her to stand, the whole thing was just embarassing. Also Rita joining Bolanle on the stage and then being led away…I mean

  • Yinka August 11, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    So happy that Bolanle won…she really deserved it and i wish her the very best in life. This has definately created a platform for the other gals to be where there want to be in life and I wish them all the very best.

  • Yinka August 11, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Bella I dont think u shd have written “15 minutes of fame…Tick, Tock!” its a bit inappopraite and un-necessary…..its only God that determines our future and its not in ur place to predict!

  • Dee August 11, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    “15 mins of fame”. Thats not very nice Bella…. Would not expect such from u. Not cute…….
    Wish Bolanle all the best, n may she get more than 15mins of fame……

  • Ifeoluwa August 11, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    it’s so shameful to read comments from pple that knows nothing about entertainment yet they open their mouth to bring other pple’s work down. At least u were entertained and i think u shd appreciate that fact. pls think be4 u start writing comment, nobody forced u to watch kokomansion. any way congratulations to u bolanle, i’m so happy for u

  • edo girl August 11, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    i totally agree!

  • Ngozi Okonkwo August 11, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    I’m so happy that bolenle won….She deserved it and I wish her the very best in life. People should stop blaming Dbanj for anything, atleast HE have made a very BIG impact to Bolanle’s life. How many of u guys will bring out such a huge some of money for a show! Dbanj you are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!God will continue to bless you!

  • opolo n ta e August 11, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    just because you were entertained doesnt mean everyone else was!!
    The few clips i saw on you tube were very blah..
    The show had great potentials but..er dont know what the producers were thinking!
    I wasnt expecting much so my expectations were met
    Not everyone liked the show and they are entitled to their opinions…must people’s opinions be positive all d time?
    Me i am sa jealous of the winner…men those mouth watering prizes!!chei

  • babes August 11, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Congrats miss B. U’re da Bomb!!!! Goodluck my dear may u have more dan 15min’s fame IJN. D’banj, i am looking forward to KM’10. May God help u make an even better show!!! all the best. Sack Don Jazzy. The guy is evil!!!

  • temi August 11, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    To Jumoke, Rita might be ideal to you but that is just your opinion. The fact that a woman is inexposed and unpolished does not make her ideal. In fact that does not make her innocent. I have met virgins born and bred in london meanwhile you can have a very indecent girl raised in a remote village in africa. Bolanle has every characteristic of an ideal 21 century woman, educated, intelligent, smart, beautiful, composed, sociable yet reserved. She was the only girl in the house that i noticed did not wear any attire exposing her body (apart from when they dress them up for the photo shoot).

  • loli August 11, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    congrats to bola but u need to do something with ur dressing.

  • Zenna August 11, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    i dont the 15mins of fame comment too…madame bella

  • Bibi August 12, 2009 at 6:02 am

    can someone pls tell me where i can watch the episodes?? im in yankee o and everytime i try to watch it on youtube, it brings mini clips up…i need the REAL episodes hook-up pls..even tho i know the show was rubbish, i still wanna see it..lol

  • Tola August 12, 2009 at 6:57 am

    I wasnt that entertained either everytime i watched it, it was absolutely boring as you would imagine i have things to do during the day, and then when i had time to watch at night it finished at ten! the show is a good idea , tho it left me wondering where this girls came from.(totally Random) not the kind of girls i heard naija girls are now(guess most of them were young) I really wish rita won, but can she represent mo hits? someone shld sponsor her back to education.she is smart! Shona was my favourite however

  • Tola August 12, 2009 at 7:00 am

    whats cute got to do with it? writers are free to have an opinion, unless bolanle makes good use of her opportunity and wise choices i am afraid it will only be 15mins of fame! Reality talk

  • Tola August 12, 2009 at 7:03 am

    i know not a great winning party, i know about rita it was very funny.Damn! i wish she won

  • Tola August 12, 2009 at 7:08 am

    All points taken on board, but does all the characteristics you listed about bolanle make an ideal woman NO! Being Exposed and Polished doesnt make you ideal either. Not everyone is priviledged to be educated or whatsoever so because Rita is different doesnt mean she should be written off!

  • yemi August 12, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    and are you saying that rita is the idea representative of a nigerian woman???CAPITAL NOOOOOO.This is not hating but people were just giving rita sympathy vote.The show may have its flaws and please this is not hating,we are looking at a decent, confident, some one that can express itself not minding whose ooze is gooze, some one that is creative that can give a speech,write well and can give a good presentation,In all of these and many more,we are not looking for a perfect woman but some one that can give a little of representation,which rita is out of it,this is not about english or qualification.Imagine if rita had won,with all the tutoring in the mansion of how to be a lady,she took off her shoe and started dancing victory dance with the winner when she wasnt called to do that.Nawa.rita needs a show that wants to look at people to sponsor not this one that you have to show us that you have what we need.If there is an event and and idea woman has to represent nigerian woman would you have said rita is a good representative.That means the personalty of rita is a typical nigerian woman.Do you remenber that shecouldnt even use a blender please forget rita and cut the sentiment,anybody else would ne better not rita.PLEASSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

  • Chioma August 12, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    I agree Yemi, I can’t even believe that we are debating whether Rita was ideal or not. Its a complete no no. It would be interesting if the people rooting for her would employ her to represent them.

  • Omovbera August 12, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Hmm, Rita is out of the contest. I still dont understand why pple still can come to grasp with Shona and Chidi’s personalities. To me both of them played the normal xters of thier age, but as i later saw to thier detriment cos nigerians dont like dat kind of style. If there was any body that was playing for the cameras it was Bola, u see her at every point in time conscious of the cameras and viewers, and i am very sure wat we saw of her was not her true self, she is quick at judging others and letting every one dat comes to the house know she is very intelligent.U dont tell pple wat u are u let dem see it.Anyway its Dbanj’s money, his show and his choice.Wishing him and Bola a rewarding one year of working togeda as kokomaster and kokolette.

  • Shanice August 13, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Rita should not have got on the stage with Bolanle. It was Bolanle’s moment – that was rather selfish of Rita. Thank God for Nigerian ushers.

  • Shanice August 13, 2009 at 12:42 am

    So please tell us what qualities make Rita the ideal woman so we can appreciate her and the scales can fall from our eyes.

  • PassionFruitGirl August 13, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Well, the show was a good attempt, Lets hope that the next cycle will have more fresh creative ideas. I mean lets me honest, those ladies in the house were really PAMPERED. They had their hair, done, ate like lions and am sure some of them put on some weight, while in the house.
    The Tasks were not all that, no diary room or phone room, were they could let of some real steam and goss. All they did was have typical girl arguements. What the deal with that. D’banj didn’t have 1-2-1 conversations with them, the challenges were not interesting at all. I think there needs to be more research on reality shows and would keep us off our seats. But the show has got REAL Potentials, I mean my mum watched the show, she enjoyed it. But honestly it would be nice to have a more interesting mix of girls (UK, US and Naija Chicks) That wud be off the chain!!!!!!

  • ade August 13, 2009 at 10:47 am
  • bukkie August 15, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    it is a waste of money on dbanj side,i think he can do better.any one in his or her right sense can see the gals were fake,they all want to inpress him and kinda of throwin themselves at him,if it true he was actually lookin for a wife he should have gone to his home town,or maybe use the money he spend on this act of stupidity he calls reality show to adopt two loveable kids from the orghanage and give them life,since u think u so rich give them a resaon to live without publicity like you do in your other charity work.gudday

  • Reader August 16, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    “15 minutes of fame..tick tock”???? come on….
    U know better, Bella!
    best of Luck to Bola…

  • Efe August 30, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    why only uk us ? why not canada aswell?
    abeg dont forget us over here lol.

  • Odunayo onasanya October 6, 2009 at 6:15 am

    Bolanle, u deserve dat fame.

  • tayo May 13, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    anyway, i dnt have much 2 say, jst wanna hi 2 bolanle congrats u re truly an ideal woman, i luv u, luv u, luv u,luv u, jst can’t stop loving u take kia, by the way ar u now dating d banj………..pls let us know…………………lol

  • saheed mustapha May 13, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    anyway….. dnt have much 2 say, jst wanna say hi 2 bolanle, congrats u are truly an ideal woman, we all luv u, luv u, luv u, luv u, jst can’t stop loving u take care….. by the way are u now dating d banj………. pls let us know………..lol.

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