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TV’s New It Girl! Meet Sika Osei, Eku Edewor’s Co-Host on Studio 53 Extra

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This is a face you want to be familiar with.

Studio 53 Extra‘s main host Eku Edewor has a new co-host. Ever since Dolapo Oni‘s depature was announced in May 2013, the seat has been left vacant.

After a rigorous screening exercise through an audition, Sika Osei was chosen among thousands. Sika is 28-year old Ghanaian and has a BA in Law.

Who is Sika: Sika was born in Ghana, but lived most of her life in Lesotho, America and India. She has been working in PR and Events Management since 2006 but recently decided to pursue her passion for TV presenting and acting.

She hosted one of the biggest entertainment shows on Ghana TV “Phamous TV Shows” and has hosted red carpet events including the Channel O News Live in Accra and covered the Glitz Africa Fashion Week for StarGist on DSTV.

She just finished her Bachelor of Law degree and is now also a solicitor.

On how she got the gig: Sika saw the call for auditions on Eku Edewor’s Instagram page 24 hours before the auditions in Lagos. She took a leap of faith, booked a flight first thing in the morning.

And she later got the part.

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Sika recently made her red carpet debut at the Africa Magic at 10 Anniversary Party/2014 AMVCA Nominees Announcement, on Thursday 5th December 2013 at the Landmark Village, Victoria Island, Lagos.

She proved to be one to watch out for on the red carpet, when she arrived in a tribal print mini by CLAN from its Autumn/Winter 2013 collection.

She styled the dress with gold earrings, a statement neck piece, gold cuff and red platforms.

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Congrats Sika.

21 Comments

  1. tish

    December 10, 2013 at 10:02 am

    That closure!! Dang!!

  2. Hurperyeahmie

    December 10, 2013 at 10:12 am

    cute

  3. praisy

    December 10, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Congrats girl! but are there not intelligent girls in Nigeria, that she had to ‘import’. Na wa o. I just tire.

    • Fab

      December 10, 2013 at 10:35 am

      Don’t u think its only fair that other Africans should also be given d opportunity to host? Afterall Mnet Africa does not cater to only Nigerian audience but Africa at large

    • Samantha

      December 10, 2013 at 11:08 am

      Biko stop right there, when a Nigerian gets a job in South Africa you would not complain! Leave this girl she auditioned like everyone else. Good luck to her

    • Iris

      December 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      53 Extra is about entertainment across the continent. It is just based in Lagos.

  4. Lele

    December 10, 2013 at 10:27 am

    @Praisy for godsake she auditioned like everybody else. she took a leap of faith, pls lets not make this about nationality

  5. Modella

    December 10, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Young achiever,go girl!

  6. Uju Lilian Ikegbune

    December 10, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Go girl, good for you

  7. davii

    December 10, 2013 at 11:07 am

    wishin u d best dear.

    wishin you d best dear.

  8. Peaches

    December 10, 2013 at 11:35 am

    @Praisy…studio 53 is not meant for Nigerians only … Why didn’t u go for the audition????

  9. eyan gidi

    December 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    it is well.

  10. Vicky

    December 10, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    My 6 yr old thinks it shd be mnet Nigeria,not mnet Africa and I say to him never mind Papa if they can do the job well it doesn’t matter,so I’m a little hurt if someone thinks its unfair to bring a Ghanaian on board.

  11. ISEE

    December 10, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I saw the ad for the audition and it said you had to be no more than 25 but this girl is 28. and I am a Nigerian.

  12. veevee

    December 10, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    See the thing with auditions for shows like this is they always end up picking a familiar face, or someone who has an ‘overseas’ factor. Its pretty rare to find people who actually studied it as a course in a nigerian university, getting the deservd role and its so sad. Congrats to her tho

  13. Blacbeauty

    December 10, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    God wl gv us job seekers our own jobs,in Jesus Christ name,amen!!. Congrats gal

  14. Ibukun

    December 10, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    well whether we want to admit it or not, the ‘overseas factor’ gives the level of EXPOSURE necessary for many jobs . it’s simply the truth. do you know to get into Cambridge uni and many other ivy league schools, they check how many countries you’ve been to and stuff like that. so it’s not just a Nigerian thing, I don’t know why we complain about it. I will rather aspire to go places and pray my dreams come true than sit on my behind waiting for the day recruiters will honour the “local factor” over the “overseas factor”. #justsaying.

  15. Hannah

    December 11, 2013 at 10:18 am

    why is the glasses not placed well in the 2nd picture?. funny lol

  16. Idak

    December 11, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I am busy fighting xenophobia on the other page and you ladies are here letting me down.
    As long as it is a continental production and the audition was open to non-Nigerians,nothing do her.
    Congrats to her!

  17. joy

    November 11, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Pls when is your next audition?

  18. patience saha

    March 21, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    nice work Bella, the third edition of my fashion show is coming up this august. it about promoting African Fashion and our local designer and fabrics. i need to do an advert on your page. how do i go about it.

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