Everyone has their favourites of mostly everything, right? A favourite actor, singer, designer… So it’s no secret that when it comes to us and TV/Radio personalities, IK Osakioduwa is a no contest. You know like when you see someone who does their job in a way that they just make it look so easy, but you know it’s not? (I can barely speak in front of a crowd without my voice running off and leaving me hanging, so I know!) yep, that’s him… it also doesn’t hurt that he’s easy on the eyes too.
About 38 years old and yet IK’s portfolio is boasting the top African jobs in the industry…In 2001, soon after school, he went on to work with RHYTHM 93.7 as a radio presenter. After that it was onto hit TV shows like MNET’s Studio 53; the quiz show “Temptation Nigeria” (…that was our first sighting), three seasons of MNet’s “Comedy Club: Live in Lagos and most notably 6 seasons of the most popular reality TV program in Africa— Big Brother Africa which helped to establish him as the most sought after live TV host in Africa-
We were able to get him to take time out to answer some questions … OK, a lot of questions. This of course meant making this article a two part Q&A – Hey, it’s been a long time coming, we had to know everything! So hang on till Monday for the second part. For now, here goes:
How do you start your days?
Tea, Milo or coffee?
What makes you laugh?
How long have you lived in Lagos, What’s the best part about living in Lagos?
What’s the most Nigerian thing about you?
3 words to describe Lagos people?
What’s your philosophy about style?
What’s your idea of a perfect date/surprise?
How did you meet your wife?
Any habits of hers you’ve picked up? …Did she pick up any from you?
What’s the biggest misconception about your industry?
How would you describe your personal style?
Comfortable and Classy.
What’s the most memorable show/ event that you’ve been a part of?
All time greatest clothing purchase you’ve ever made?
What’s the best thing about being a dad?
What’s the hardest thing about being a dad?
What advice would you give your 17 year old self if you could?
If you could change one thing about your job/industry what would it be?
What’s something people don’t know about you?
What’s something you’re not missing right now?