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Exclusive: Bolanle Olukanni is the new Co-Host of MTN Project Fame West Africa 7.0



Bolanle Project Fame 1You may know her as a co-host of Moments with Mo, now Bolanle Olukanni has hit a new career high with her role as the new role of co-host for MTN Project Fame West Africa alongside Joseph Benjamin.

She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, America with Honours in a double degree, of BA Communications and BA International Studies after which, she decide to do her own part in contributing to the development of her country. Bolanle has interviewed a variety of inspiring and influential celebrities and politicians such as Oscar nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, Babatunde Raji Fashola and many others. This season, Bolanle will be co-hosting with Joseph Benjamin on the reputable music reality show.

Last night, MTN Project Fame West Africa Season 7.0 kicked off in grand style with the Opening Gala which held on the 19th of July 2014. It was a phenomenal event full of glitz, glamour, and suspense. The event which also served as the audition finals for the eighteen contestants unfolded with Kaffy and her Imagneto Dance Company thrilling everyone with amazing dance steps. This event would serve as monument in the lives of the top 18 contestants who had beaten thousands of other talented contestants to get to this stage. Not only making it to this stage, but also performing on the same stage with legendary Congolese singer – Awilo and our very own Tiwa Savage. As talented and as gifted as they are the competitive part of the show required that a selected number of them eventually make it into the Academy. Understandably, expectations were just as high as the tension.

The bright constellation of the lighting effects coupled with the impeccable setting of the stage fueled the excitement of the members of the audience. The event was graced by MTN CEO – Michael Ikpoki, CMO – Usoro Usoro, Ecobank MD – Jibril Aku, media personalities such as ace broadcaster, Adesuwa Onyenokwe, veteran actor Olu Jacobs, and many other captains of industry. Worthy of note also was the presence of MTN Project Fame alumni – Ayoola, Olawale, Immaculate, Tolu, Oyinkansade, Madonna, Monica, and many others.
The night started off on a light note, with Seyi Law the comedian who took up the center stage to do what he knows to do best. He cracked the audience up with hilarious jokes and ushered everyone into the business of the day.

Bolanle Project Fame 2The organizers spiced up the show this season introducing Bolanle Olukanni as the host! She exuded so much excellence and professionalism as she effortlessly took everyone on a beautiful journey with Joseph Benjamin as they anchored the evening’s event. Bolanle sure is a beautiful soul to reckon with.

Back of the show this season are the panel of judges; ace producer – Tee-Y Mix, Kora award winning artiste – Ade Bantu, and International songstress – Bibie Brew. The illustrious faculty members; Joke Silva, Ms. Ige, Kaffy and Benneth Ogbeiwi also were back in style.

The top 18 contestants contending for a place at the Academy were introduced. While Sola Ekundayo, Flourish Agu, David Olowojoba, Melvin Okolie, Taiwo Okunola and Deborah Ohiri had to perform to fight their way into the Academy, the others got automatic entry into the Academy. After these six sang their hearts out, Deborah and Melvin sadly had to leave the competition as the final sixteen were ushered into the Academy!

On this note, the race to the grand prize of 5Million Naira, SUV, and recording contract worth millions of Naira begun. The 1st runner up will go home with N3Million a saloon car, 2nd Runner up – N2Million and a saloon car, while the 3rd Runner up goes home with N2Million

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  1. Mz Danielle

    July 20, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Is ds ebonylife bolanle? She looks so different.

  2. Bey

    July 20, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Oh no! why did Adaora oleh had to leave na…Mtn don’t knw hw much excited I’m to watch project fame because of Adaora ,I love to watch her talk,aside the performances she’s beautiful,classy and she exudes confindence and above all her smile is contagious….anyway congrats Bonlanle

  3. Simi

    July 20, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Choosing Bolanle as a host is a smart choice..she appeals to the demographic of Mtn project fame’s audience..I will like to see her originality and poise on the stage

  4. ..just saying

    July 20, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Wow! Looks like the chics in their mid thirties are being thrown under the bus forthose in their 20’s. First it was Kemi Adetiba, now Adora Oleh? Oh! dear…

    • Jo!

      July 20, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      Haba! I would hate to be in your head, gotta be totally messed up in there
      How some people think sha…

    • Ada

      July 20, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      Say what you know, Adora quit, I guess Kemi did same. People have to evolve, as will Bolanle someday! All the best Bolanle.

    • ..just saying

      July 20, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      Welcome Adora darling.

    • i think it is Adaora

      July 20, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      @justsaying LMAOOOOOOOOOO

  5. mosesobi

    July 20, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Let’s see what she got under her sleeves. Congrats to you Bolanle!

  6. Saint tracy

    July 20, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I love bolanle, she’s real, when she know something she says it. She’s not fake, at all yet o! Very natural, no too much make up . I don’t know anything about Adora, so am not comparing them in any way pls


      July 20, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      Lmao @ “not fake yet o”. I have to agree, I think she’s very real too. Lovely dress btw.

  7. Latifah

    July 20, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I hardly watch moments with MO but when I do , I’m always captivated by Bolanle’s maturity on set. Congrats!

  8. poison ivy

    July 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    My observation is……. Mtn spend so much money on the panel of judges,you don’t need 8 judges,3 is actually enough. The money they blow on all these co-host and judges,can be used to better the contestants,5 million really? #Mtnyeyesha………

    • amaaa

      July 21, 2014 at 11:28 am

      honestly I would agree with you the record deal amount was not specified I wonder why .

  9. gu

    July 20, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Omobolanle, God is taking you to greater heights. Moments with Month was actually a good platform for her. Wish u all d best in ur career path and may your light never fade. Hope to see more of you.

  10. bukola

    July 21, 2014 at 1:06 am

    Congrats to you Bolanle. Love to c more of u . U look so natural.

  11. Ama

    July 21, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I looooove bolanle… Beautiful soul, she has d heart of a child. So pure and friendly. I didn’t use to watch project fame.. I just will Becos of her. Btw, what station is d program aired and what time please..

  12. sum1special

    July 21, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I like her. Nice upgrade with her career. Wishing her the best.

  13. April

    July 21, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Bolanle is one of the few young ladies that give me hope for this generation of women, she’s her beautiful self, without loud makeup and skimpy clothes… decent, smart and funny, MTN Project Fame surely made the right choice!

  14. adelegirl

    July 21, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Congratulations to Bolanle. From the bit I have seen of her presentation on Moments with Mo, I think she will make a good fit as the new host of MTN Project Fame. She comes across as warm, endearing and real.

  15. Belinda

    July 22, 2014 at 10:16 am

    She is very real and loving the Iconic dress. I love watching moments with Mo because of her.

  16. joel

    August 3, 2014 at 11:46 am

    mtn project fame is psychologically confusing Nigerians. they say its a competition dat favours the best singer( offcause y would there be judges) but they enrich their pocket by viewers votes. think nigerians. y would viewers with statistically no music experience vote against professionals, ( u see, mtn needs ur voting airtime), again, among the four, musically speaking, d best is david then emeka, then Clement lastly shola. y d crowd stood up and cheered Clement was simply because of the emotionally selected song of which if any body dat knows d basics of music can as well do, let Clement sing fela, then we would know how far. the ounce of my anger with project fame and d system of final judging of who stays and goes cant be measured by any scale. i hate it with passion, the way we hate hell and offcause boko guys. if am a very rich guy, i would give david 50million.

  17. mamaisabel

    September 14, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Finallyyy ohh thank God! It’s the rise of american accent girls. Tired of these phony plastic snotty nose -in-air british accent babes all over the nigerian media.

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