Stephanie Coker

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Stephanie Coker
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Born
Stephanie Omowunmi Eniafe Coker

(1989-11-28) November 28, 1989 (age 29)
Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
ResidenceLagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
EducationBrunel University London
Occupation
  • OAP
  • Actress
  • Vlogger
  • Businesswoman
Known forTV Presenter at MTV Base Africa
Home townLondon, United Kingdom
Spouse(s)Olumide David Aderinokun

Stephanie Coker (born Stephanie Omowunmi Eniafe Coker; 28 November 1989),[1][2][3] is a Nigerian on-air personality and a television presenter for MTV Base Africa and Ebony Life TV[2][4] She also featured as 'Feke' in the popular Nigerian TV Series Tinsel.[5]

Early life[edit]

Coker was born in Lagos, but moved to North London, in the UK at the age of 1.[2][6] She attended St Mary’s Church of England Primary school in North London, a place she described as "a really small school where Christianity was taken very seriously".[4][7] She later graduated from Brunel University with a degree in Media and Communications.[1][6][8][9]

While at Brunel, she interned at MTV, Channel Four and Media Moguls PR.[7][10]

Career[edit]

London[edit]

In 2010, Stephanie won the MTV Freederm Presenter Competition, which saw her starring in a TV advert.[6][11]

That same year (2010), she was commissioned by OHTV, (UK) for her documentary work on young Nigerians called "Christmas in Lagos".

In 2011, London 360, a Community Channel (UK), magazine-style news show, offered her a role as a presenter.[7]

Nigeria[edit]

Stephanie Coker moved back to Nigeria in 2011[7][8] and got her first job with MTV Base Africa as an anchor of the countdown show "Street Request".[4]

Since then, she has worked on various projects and shows such as Cool FMs Midday Oasis Show, MTVs Big Friday Show (with Basketmouth), Tinsel on Africa Magic.[12]

In 2013, alongside Bovi and Pearl, she co-hosted the Guinness Colourful World of more concert, an event earlier scheduled to be anchored by Bow Wow.[13][14]

In 2015, she was featured on the cover page of the Exqusite Magazine's "Love Edition".[15][16][17]

In 2016 she became the host for The Voice Nigeria.[18]

Radio[edit]

On 6 December 2013, Baileys Nigeria announced Stephanie Coker and Veronica Ebie-Odeka as the hosts of the newradio show: Baileys Boutique.[19][20][21]

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2014, Stephanie Coker was nominated for and later won the Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY)'s TV Presenter of the Year.[22][23]

She was also nominated for the 2014 Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA) as the Nigerian Broadcaster of the year. The award was later won by Helen Paul.[24][25]

Personal life[edit]

On August 12, 2017, Stephanie Coker married Olumide Aderinokun, on the Greek Island of Mykonos.[26][27]

She currently[when?] works as a host for Arise TV's The Morning Show where she discusses business, tech and entertainment with industry experts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MTV VJ, STEPHANIE COKER IN A CHAT WITH WANNA". July 17, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "I can't kill myself over a man". The Nigerian Punch. March 30, 2014. Archived from the original on October 20, 2015.
  3. ^ "It's Stephanie Coker's Birthday Today!". November 28, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "360Chat With MTV Base's Stephanie Coker". July 26, 2013.
  5. ^ "Tinsel Cast". Tinsel Today. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "10 Questions For TV Host & Actress Stephanie Coker". TWMagazine. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  7. ^ a b c d "The Pop Culture Diva Stephanie Coker". Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Next To Blow: I Strive To Be The Ultimate Presenter – Stephanie Coker". Aloteda's Blogzine”. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  9. ^ "MTV Base VJ signs management deal". Pulse NG. March 5, 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  10. ^ "London 360 (Community Channel) :Meet the Team". CommunityChannel.Org. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  11. ^ "15 females to watch out for in 2015". The Pulse NG. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Honestly, Stephanie Coker is an Amazing Presenter and Interviewer". Zen Magazine Africa. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  13. ^ "How Bow Wow missed his flight after being paid to host #Colourfulworldofmore concert". Daily Star. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  14. ^ "Photos from the Guinness colourful World of more Star Studded Concert in Lagos". Enquizzle. November 5, 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  15. ^ "TV Beauty! Stephanie Coker Covers New Edition of Exquisite Magazine jaguda.com/2015/02/13/tv-beauty-stephanie-coker-covers-new-edition-exquisite-magazine/ © Jaguda.com". Jaguda. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  16. ^ "TV host is picture perfect on the cover of Exquisite Magazine". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  17. ^ "Subtle Chic! Stephanie Coker Covers the 77th Issue of Exquisite Magazine". Bella Naija. February 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  18. ^ "IK Osakioduwa, Stephanie Coker to host The Voice Nigeria - Vanguard News". Vanguard News. Retrieved 2016-04-21.
  19. ^ "Baileys Nigeria Official Facebook Page". BaileysNigeria.
  20. ^ "Photos: Veronica Odeka & Stephanie Coker Debut New Radio Show… Baileys Boutique". Ladun Liadi. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  21. ^ "Meet the Hosts of Baileys Boutique: Stephanie and Veronica". Linda Ikeji. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  22. ^ "BN Red Carpet Glam: The 2014 Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards". Bella Naija. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  23. ^ "All the winners from the 2014 ELOY awards". Pulse NG. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  24. ^ "Here Is Authentic List Of Nominees For Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA) 2014. jaguda.com/2014/10/03/authentic-list-nominees-nigerian-broadcasters-merit-awards-nbma-2014/ © Jaguda.com". Jaguda. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  25. ^ "BEHOLD! WINNERS AT NIGERIAN BROADCASTERS MERIT AWARDS (NBMA) 2014". Archived from the original on 20 November 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  26. ^ http://www.pulse.ng/lifestyle/relationships-weddings/stephanie-coker-is-married-somykonos-id7137162.html
  27. ^ "Stephanie Coker & Olumide Aderinokun's White Wedding is this Saturday! - BellaNaija". www.bellanaija.com. Retrieved 2017-09-08.