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Friday, 17 October 2008

Introducing: Matse Uwatse of Wazobia FM

I'd like to introduce you all to my favourite on-air personality at the moment.

See, I'm not particularly a radio person. You know some people go out of their way to tune in to a particular programme or listen to a particular presenter...that's not me...really. The only on-air personality I used to be into was Shola Thompson of Rhythm 93.7 until he left. And since then I've never really bothered with the radio.

But a couple of weeks ago, while riding in a friends car, I listened to a programme presented by a lady on WAZOBIA FM and enjoyed myself thoroughly. And I've been listening to her ever since.

I went out of my way to get to know her and she's one of the most interesting people I've ever met.

I sent someone to interview her a couple of days ago (for the magazine), and here are some of the things she had to say about herself.

Matse in her own words...
"I am the first of many children, in my twenties and an Itsekiri by tribe from Delta state. An introvert with spontaneous bursts of adrenalin. I am a bit weird too (laughs). I enjoy rock and classicals.

I am an ardent listener with a vivid imagination. I grew up painting scenes and images in my head. I am very creative...I can paint,write poems and of course host radio shows. I am the Afternoon show host on 95.1 Wazobia Fm and I am popularly know as "MATSE". I am easy to tell apart from other broadcasters because of my voice and distinct style. I dabble into family affairs and matters of the heart,which I know is the everyday happenings in people's lives. I also host a musical program called Peoples Choice every Thursday. Some have tagged me the radio equivalent of Oprah Winfrey lol.

I am pretty new in the entertainment business. Actually working as a radio presenter came by chance but I am glad I grabbed the opportunity. It totally showcases my talents and abilities. Radio is for people with a lot of spontaneity and that, I have got in abundance.

Six months into the job I got an award from an independent body as "The most captivating presenter of this generation". Lots of letters of commendation from private institutions and government bodies and presently, I am hoping to be among the nominees for on-air personalities in the Future awards.

Naturally I am a go-getter, I don't quit until I get to the end, I love to get results and I love to please my fans."

And above all, she's a sweetheart. If you're in Lagos, tune in to the afternoon drive every day to listen to Matse on 95.1 WAZOBIA FM and if you have the time, please nominate her for FUTURE AWARDS ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR. She deserves it.

Moving on, a few people have been asking for pictures from the official unveiling of the new Virgin Nigeria uniforms. I haven't had time to go bother them there, but because you asked, will get you the pictures as soon as possible. It's still the best choreography job I've done this year. Just two days of rehearsal (with professional models I might add) and a whole lot of money...lol

There was a show I choreographed for a Telecoms company two weeks ago and I wanted to run mad. I usually provide models for shows I choreograph but this people brought in their models...who had no clue. Luckily I work with guys who know how to choreograph so I passed the job onto them.

Oh by the way, I got into a fight today. I usually don't bother with my modeling agency (my sister runs it) but I had to bother this time around. My company provided 36 models for a road show which ended a week ago. They were supposed to be paid a certain amount of money only for them to give me a cheque minus 15grand on each model. Why the reduction I asked? Because the models did this and did that and they were being punished they explained. You want to punish them by reducing their money I asked? Yes they replied.

Thank goodness I've been in the modeling business for ten years, that one is what I call play play. Please people calculate 15grand X 36 people. How much is that? You want to take out a whole N15, 000 from models who worked tirelessly for three weeks, because they refused to do a particular thing you asked them to do? What kind of bladdy excuse is that? Who keeps the money by the way?

It can't happen sha, not while I'm their agent...laiye laiye.
I told my sister to return the cheque and I told them categorically that no Naira will be removed from any models money...not even 1kobo.

It's so sad the way people try to exploit models in this country. I never tolerated it as a model and I will not tolerate it as a model manager.

You know the funniest part? If this models didn't have an agent, this money would have been taken from their salaries despite the fact that they signed a contract even before they left Lagos for the job...and nobody would have done anything about it.

The things I see and hear in this business...
It's called the crazy world of modeling...lol

Photos of the day
Still remember the 7 children of the Trapp family?
The 7 Children In 'The Sound of Music' - After 40 Years

The Sound of Music' is a 1965 film. It won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1965
and is one of the most popular musicals ever produced.
They were having a reunion after 40 years and all were looking healthy and amazingly well.
God is great!

Be blessed everyone.
See y'all later.


  • At 18 October 2008 at 07:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    it's nice seeing the trapp family .... but what about the father . I cant remember his name

  • At 19 October 2008 at 15:38 , Anonymous World Famous Simon SEEZ said...

    I'm not a Wazobia FM fan but i guess i'm stuck with 'cos our Staff bus driver always tunes to that station to and fro from work...as far as am concerned there are only 2 radio stations in lagos, Rhythm and Cool FM...hate me if u want to....lol

  • At 20 October 2008 at 12:16 , Anonymous Lily Ikimi said...

    So this is the Matse.The girl behind the voice. She is good...very good.If you like the african flava!

  • At 20 October 2008 at 12:18 , Anonymous Tony Tonero said...

    Simon Seez.
    Come off your high horse and join the 100% Naija fans.LOL

  • At 20 October 2008 at 12:32 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Great gal!!!

  • At 20 October 2008 at 17:28 , Anonymous amy said...

    Linda i saw you On NTA in yankee yesterday!!!!!! you looked great o!!!! matter of fact, i think you definitely look better on T.V than in pictures....see you blowing funeee ooooo!!!!! lol...and you were like " my dad is here and his my biggest fan"....i was like awwwww dats LINDA IKEJI!!!!..holla!

  • At 20 October 2008 at 18:15 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hmmm Matse so na you be this? Thanx Linda for showing her to us,trust you to always dig them out.Been wondering how she looks like.The sky is your begining Matse.Linda good job!

  • At 21 October 2008 at 16:31 , Anonymous Modupe said...

    Matse! Matse!! Matse!!! Is this you.lol Na wa o!

  • At 21 October 2008 at 16:43 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Linda,so you dey speak pidgin too.Matse don convert you.We will nominate you Matse.Keep up the good work.

  • At 21 October 2008 at 16:51 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nice to know about the Von trapp family.News had it that the youngest daughter died but I am glad she is still alive.

    Matse of Wazobia keep up the good work.My driver loves you and so do I.

  • At 22 October 2008 at 07:32 , Anonymous matse's fan said...

    This message is for Matse. I listen to her every day at work! Linda, Matse mentioned your blog on Monday (on air) so I know you guys are friends...Anyway tell her to change her jingo!!! It used to be Who be this girl.....I LIKED THAT ONE! I used to look forward to listening to it everyday!!! The new one does not jive at all! Or at least she should use all three jingos...PLIZZ!! Not kidding!

  • At 22 October 2008 at 14:07 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Mama Is this you?

  • At 22 October 2008 at 17:45 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Way to Matse.You've got all it takes to get to the top.You are blessed.

  • At 22 October 2008 at 18:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @2:07 PM

    No, it's not mama... it's papa :)

  • At 23 October 2008 at 14:05 , Anonymous Matse's Fan 2 said...

    Her name is Matse not Mama or Papa. Big up girl! You too much!

  • At 25 October 2008 at 21:01 , Blogger SPEECHgirl Bucknor said...


    ur blog rocks
    i am a fan

    as per this picture

    God bless u cos i had such a mad crush on the older guy

    thanks a lot for this


  • At 25 October 2008 at 21:47 , Blogger Linda Ikeji said...

    @amy...awww thanks. hardly see myself on TV.
    @speechgirl...mo wa luv. u nko?

  • At 27 October 2008 at 12:25 , Anonymous Amaju said...

    Way to go Matse.YOU ARE DOING A FANTASTIC JOB! I love you lots.

  • At 29 October 2008 at 12:28 , Anonymous Christian Ogbeide said...

    The sky is your beginning Matse. You are really like Oprah...only you are our own...M A T S E!

  • At 15 October 2011 at 18:50 , Blogger Asimo said...

    its nice being here neva knew dy cld be beautiful

  • At 15 October 2011 at 18:51 , Blogger Asimo said...

    matse one nd only gal wey dy mk me listen 2 wazobia


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