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BN Exclusive: Dolapo Oni set to Join Mo Abudu on “Moments With Mo” as the New Co-Host



Dolapo Oni
BN has got the scoop that Dolapo Oni will be exiting M-Net’s “53 Extra” at the end of this season and heading over to Mo Abudu‘s EbonyLife TV Network where she will be co-hosting “Moments With Mo” along with Mo and a “fresh face” newbie TV presenter.

Our inside source tells us – “Dolapo and Mo had great chemistry during the audition process. All parties are in the process of signing the dotted line. It seems like everything will go according to plan

Congrats Dolapo. The new Moments with Mo is set to be more exciting than ever.

Photo Credit: WOW Magazine


  1. Tiki

    May 16, 2013 at 10:33 am

    I kinda like Mo alone. I love Dolapo too but I wouldn’t have thought their personalities would gel enough to take Moments with Mo to a higher level.

    Oh well, remains to be seen.

    • OK

      May 16, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      I think Mo is probably setting the stage for someone else to take over the show so that she can focus more on running the network….Oprah style

  2. BSR

    May 16, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Very interesting. Two stiff people running a show.

    • Amazeballs!

      May 16, 2013 at 10:43 am

      loool! I like Dolapo sha but Mo does appear stiff on her show.

    • I_I

      May 16, 2013 at 2:05 pm


    • Sleektouchbigboldbeautiful

      May 16, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      you are so funny!!! lol at stiff

  3. Pamper Me

    May 16, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I beleive Dolapo is a great addition to the show and will boost rating. Personally, I feel Mo aint natural, speaking with the clenched teeth sure pisses me off….

  4. Ms. Jayee

    May 16, 2013 at 11:01 am

    An odd pair maybe? But let’s wait and see the “chemistry” on set. But I’m a Dolapo Oni fan anytime!!

  5. makeupbyebi

    May 16, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Nice! Dolapo will sure bring some zest to the show 🙂

    • Keek Dat

      May 17, 2013 at 7:49 am

      Dolapo is a mini Mo. Stiff like toilet paper. Please do not move Uti to Studio 53, I will puke

  6. Oh Puhleese

    May 16, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Wow! Congrats Dolapo!!x

  7. Bella

    May 16, 2013 at 11:42 am

    new blood, new ratings, hopefully! the show is old and should be scrapped.IMO

  8. Bella

    May 16, 2013 at 11:42 am

    so will they change the name to Moments with Mo and Do? LOL – so lame

    • Jen

      May 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm


  9. i no send

    May 16, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    two fake smiles…makes for great TV

  10. karen

    May 16, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    ho bella naija….i love the show..infact i auditioned but for some reason i wasnt informed when auditions were scheduled despite my request of this information…………well,i could only wish them both the best.

  11. Autoprincess

    May 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Yeah, both of them shaking their shoulders and gesticulating along with their lines, great pairing!

  12. jcsgrl

    May 16, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Sorry, did I get this right? Does it mean there will now be 3 co-hosts? Hmnnn, perhaps are they trying to turn it to the viewesque type or Kelli and whoever else type? Anyway, fingers crossed…we’ll see how it goes. But I agree with other comments, they are two stiff people. Oh well! Na my money?

  13. nene

    May 16, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    mo abudu and dolapo oni are both expressionless and they don’t have “it” to be in tv. i just don’t enjoy seeing both of them, maybe if they were more full of life and they were as real as funmi iyanda, etc.

  14. nnenne

    May 16, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Mo needs a more eccentric and vivacious person as co-host cos she’s somewhat languid. there are the same kinda people. anyway, fingers crossed. Between, i like Dolapo anytime any day.

  15. nnenne

    May 16, 2013 at 2:20 pm


  16. NecoleNwaMama

    May 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I thought this was an opportunity for someone new in the game to build a career… I like Dolapo but it would be nice to see a totally new face…. All the same > Good luck

  17. Miracle

    May 16, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Not sure about this combination….fingers crossed

  18. Madumere Chidiadi

    May 16, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I am very disappointed with this development. While am not against Mo using the best to do what she has to do but am grossly upset that she made aspiring youngsters come from different places all over the country for her auditions just to look like she’s promoting aspiring actors, actresses and presenters then hold closed castings for already established celebrities and then choose from them. Its sad and so fake. She knew what she wanted all along and was just using us to create buzz…that i totally hate. Like, you could just pick who ever you wanted right? You didnt need to make people go through all these stress. Am angry because i had to wake up by 6 am, paid for a cab from Gbagada, to terra culture, money that i do have, so as to get there by 7 for her audition, i might not be that good but i definitely saw alot of brilliant actors and actresses i’d met going for auditions, then i heard she had closed auditions for celebs like Karen Igho. Next it was all over blog sites how she’s shooting with Uche Jumbo and the rest. I also applied to be her talk show host and i found the mail indicating the venue for the audition at Eko hotel in my bulk mail…i guess GOD didnt want me to waste my time. Imagine all the hopefuls that went for that audition? What exactly is the need for your website EbonyLife Tv for? It seems ur just good at manipulating and using people. Please i can’t deal…Goodluck to you Dolapo.

    • banke

      May 16, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      pele. it really pained you gan o. That is the way of the world my dear, especially in 9ja. Such things are only shared amongst a certain circle, they only pretend to include everybody for formalty sake. Next time people will be wiser. Hugs, hugs

    • nene

      May 16, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      nne that is life for you. it happens even in the financial sector. they advertise but have few spots for average people, they already know who they want to pick.

    • Adetokunbo

      May 16, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Madumere, I went for the auditions at Eko Hotel and I can tell you for one, that is was crap, unfair and a time-waster. I saw Dolapo there, Ashionye and a few othe celebs, I knew one of them would get it. Ialways had a lot of respect for Mo’ but that disappared at the auditions. She’s just one of the regular Nigerians who believe in sorting their own circles out. Best we find a way to get in – Hahahahahahaha!

    • Adetokunbo

      May 16, 2013 at 7:09 pm

      Madumere, I agree with everything you said.
      I took a day off work and made it all the way to Eko Hotel for the auditions by 8am and didn’t get auditioned till 10:30pm.
      It was total crap, rubbish and a mess. No thanks to the preferential treatment given to celebs who also came to the auditions. I saw Dolapo (I never suspected she was there for the auditions), Ashionye and a few other celebs….
      After seeing the usual hanky panky Mo’ displayed at the auditions, I’ve lost total respect for her and her show. She just proved the point all over again: “You’ve gotta be in their circles to get there” – We better look for a way to get in…LOL!
      God help us all JARE!

    • Bolade

      May 16, 2013 at 11:04 pm

      I kind of feel so bad for you all, God will surely bless our hustle

    • dee one

      May 17, 2013 at 3:41 am

      I also went for the auditions at terra kulture (auditioned for presenter) after my audition the white lady amongst the panel asked me if I was involved in any form of production at all cos I seemed like a natural and I said no. I left there feeling a bit confident with myself and guess wat I never heard from them concerning that again, I only got an email to tell me about mo looking for a co-host. I did not even bother and after reading this post and some comments here….I’m glad I didn’t.

    • dee one

      May 17, 2013 at 3:53 am

      One more thing….since Dolapo is leaving 53 extra, will they be needing another co-host for eku? I think they should bring some1 cos I want Dolapo’s old job….lol (seriously tho). BN pls have your ears wide open in case of any info for 53 extra auditions.

    • Tosin

      May 17, 2013 at 8:54 am

      Sorry to hear dear. Hope someday soon, you’ll be singing a different song “I don’t need you anymore” and then you’ll be nice, really nice, to other people around you.

  19. Dora the explorer

    May 16, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I dunno what to say.. @Madumere chidiachi dnt let that get you down, keep pressing on!

  20. Pretty

    May 16, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    No vex Madumere,na so life be

  21. jailer

    May 16, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    @Madumere Chidiadi
    Hmmm Maybe you didnt get the job because you do not know how to READ and comprehend! It is clearly stated in the very short writeup that

    – co-hosting “Moments With Mo” along with Mo and a “fresh face” newbie TV presenter!!!!

    This means that someone like you (that auditioned) was also chosen. HISSSSSSS! You are busy complaining yet you didnt bother to check your bulk mail when you were waiting for an important email.
    Really dislike people that are always playing the victim and searching for injustice where there is none.

    • jk

      May 16, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      how is Dolapo Oni a fresh face newbie tv presenter. Can you read too

    • Bcy

      May 16, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      If you can’t lift people, don’t bring them down. My dear one, being nasty wont soothe your emotions as well as madumere so please, take it easy

  22. Peps

    May 16, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Batlle of the FONEEE!!! Who will win? I am backing Mo in this one o. The woman no dey carry last when it comes to tongue-twisting.

    • Partyrider

      May 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm


  23. kelz

    May 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    the comments are hilarious but please guys some people do have fonee accents because they have lived abroad and there’s nothing wrong with it. It doesnt mean they are fake…

  24. Dearie

    May 16, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    I’m glad my friend backed out few days before the auditions when she got a text from them saying the auditions would be filmed for Mo Reality show tagged “MO Search”.

  25. Bassi & company

    May 16, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I think Mo could be better in her presentation and I think Dolapo Is a good addition. Lord have mercy on the youths in this country. Some just talk talk talk… Logically, a business man or in this case woman cares about more factors than how stiff or unstiff you think they appear.

  26. comment awaiting moderation!

    May 16, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Thank God,I didn’t waste my time all d way from Abuja

  27. Iphie

    May 16, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Dolapo is certainly a better interviewer than Mo. Mo gets great guests but she alway interrupts them, usually not allowing them to finish their point. Most annoying when half the time she doesn’t have an in depth knowledge of the topic. She should just let the experts share their expertise, surely that is why they have been invited! I am constantly shouting “stop talking” at the screen. Maybe she should just concentrate on the production – in the background. I am sure that is where she can add value.

    To those who auditioned and were not selected. Don’t give up. The race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all. Your time will come. In Jesus Name.

    • ZK

      May 17, 2013 at 1:01 am

      I so agree with ya….Mo does all the talking and always interrupts her guests when they are responding to her own questions. And that clenched teeth thingy she does is sooo annoying. Dollop is not bad though…hope she brings life to the show

  28. Madumere Chidiadi

    May 16, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    @jailer…you just don’t make sense. I had to read your comment like a zillion times to comprehend. I guess i cant read and comprehend really oh! Please where is a newbee fresh face presenter indicated on the head lines? Any way your entitled to your own opinion. If after the auditions she chose an already established presenter what was the use for the audition. I was going to miss my exams for it. It was on the 22nd and i had a paper on 23rd. I would have gone all the way from Imo State to Lag if i had seen that mail on time then a celebrity will be chosen? Like really? not even a new bee like you said. My friend pack well jare…you obviously don’t know what it feels like or your just being plain silly. Shut up if you do not have anything to say, because am taking this very personal. Any way much as i detest what she did with passion…i do not dislike her. I think she’s a good entrepreneur, not sure about the presenting though…she needs depth for her show, i feel its all very shallow and full of superficiality, she does not feel her guests. I watched this show where she was interviewing this very creative kids…she couldn’t stoop to their level. It was all too vague, fake, stiff and wassup with her plastic smile?. Try imagine Mo crying for a second. There you go…LOL!!! @Jailer…free me jare. I no fit hide say the thing pain me abeg, am only human…even if am not good for the job. Abi you think say to try easy? Go now!!!.

  29. Molly

    May 16, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    nice dress by the way, who is it by?

  30. boss

    May 17, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Actually,its gonna be 3 of them. mo,dolapo and a ‘fresh cute face’ presently. read between the lines

  31. boss

    May 17, 2013 at 7:43 am


  32. dagash

    May 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I was at the audition at Eko Hotel too. After that day, I lost respect for Mo and her show. When can we find true and principled people in this country?

  33. madumere your time will certainly come, keep at it.

  34. toke's accents

    May 17, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I am highly disappointed in many of you who had an ounce of respect for her and the show in the first place. She has no talent. Just connections and money. Anyone can wear fancy clothes and fake smiles.

    I’m sure that most, if not all of you who spoke about going to audition are much more talented. Moments with Mo is not all that and I am sure you can do better. Let go and aspire for something greater. If you are that passionate about the job, start small, like a Toke Makinwa style vlog, go on youtube, interview your friends, and people on the streets of Nigeria, even if it is from your Ipad or camera. Stop waiting for these guys to take you to the next level and create the next level for yourself.

  35. Mama mia

    May 18, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Toolz o would have been an awesome addition…she is good at what she does…

  36. Tara Payne

    June 16, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I know she’s kinda 2000-and-late, but I miss Funmi Iyanda on TV. That is all.

  37. Grace

    July 17, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    While I like the Show, Mo Is just not real. Her show is too shallow. when she bring Show, guest to the pls get them to talk about themselves, What we don’t Know. Imagine getting IBB on the show and not asking him Serious questions abt his time as president . The show is more abt public gisting . And I agree, she is too stiff

  38. Blossom

    August 1, 2013 at 1:14 am

    I’ll be honest, I do NOT understand why or how they could put an already established presenter like Dolapo head-to-head with amateur hopefuls. I do NOT understand.

  39. Blossom

    August 1, 2013 at 1:15 am

    And I won’t lie, when I first saw Dolapo’s face on the show, I even thought she was already a presenter working on the show.. Dolapo even HOSTED THE LAUNCH of Ebony Life TV FOR CHRIST’S SAKE!!!

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