Stephanie Coker

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Stephanie Coker
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Born
Stephanie Omowunmi Eniafe Coker

(1988-11-28) November 28, 1988 (age 31)
Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
EducationBrunel University London
Occupation
  • OAP
  • Actress
  • Vlogger
  • Businesswoman
Known forTV Presenter at MTV Base Africa
Spouse(s)Olumide David Aderinokun

Stephanie Coker (born Stephanie Omowunmi Eniafe Coker; 28 November 1988),[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] and a popular sitcom program "Hustle" as 'Cindy'.

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, Stephanie trained with Media Trust on their TV diversity programme 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 Exquisite 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 gave birth to a daughter in November 2019.[28]

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.
  28. ^ Wale, Kaffy (5 March 2020). "New Mum, Stephanie Coker Dismisses Stigma As She Reveals She Conceived Via IVF". Motherhood In-Style Magazine. Retrieved 19 March 2020.