Name: Gbemileke ‘Oscar’ Oyinsan
Date of Birth: April 2, 1984
Age: 34 years
He is Gbemileke ‘Oscar’ Oyinsan. Born in 1984, Oscar is a Nigerian media personality. He hails from Akure in Ondo State. He is popularly known and referred to as Oscar in the City.
Oscar, the last child of 5 siblings grew up with Radio as his father; Chief Sanya Oyinsan worked with Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria while his mother, Mrs. Florence Oyinsan was a Banker.
He is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos and also obtained a Masters in Media Enterprise from the School of Media and Communication, Pan Atlantic University in 2012.
Oscar started his adventure into the media in 2005 when in 200 level; he started working with Unilag FM as an OAP. He has since then worked with other notable Radio stations in Nigeria including Inspiration 92.3 FM and City 105.1 FM.
While still in school, Oscar also worked with the BBC World Service Trust as the pioneer male presenter of FLAVA, a youth radio show which aired across the Nation. This set a high pace for his career. And upon graduation in 2008, he moved to Abuja to work with the BBC World Service as a Producer.
Oscar thereafter returned to Lagos to join Inspiration FM. He was the co-host of the ‘Midday Café with Oscar and Titi.’ He ran the show with ex-model Titi and the duo later got married in 2012.
In 2013, he moved to City 105.1 FM as an OAP and the Head of Programmes of the radio station. Sources said he had to leave because his marriage to Titi as a colleague doesn’t really conform to the station’s policy.
Oscar’s success in the media terrain has outgrown Radio and stretched to Television with ‘Bar Room Therapy’ on EbonyLife TV. He has also ventured into Advertising with Amber 11 Media which he co-founded with his wife Titi Oyinsan. He started the On-Demand Radio platform ‘Vibeoo’ and fondly calls it the ‘Netflix of Radio Content.’
Oscar has been the Quiz Master and Host of Nigerian syndicate Mathematics TV Quiz Competition for Secondary School students – Cowbellpedia on Africa Magic Family since the show debuted in 2015.
He also founded ‘The MC Company’ a resource platform for MCs to hone their craft. He noted that his vision for the company is to produce the best MCs (Master of Ceremony) Nigeria and the world have ever seen through training, mentorship, evaluation, and constant grooming that is befitting of a professional Master of Ceremony.
Oscar was nominated at the Future Awards and Dynamix Youth Awards as On Air Personality of the Year in 2010 and was nominated in the Future Awards again for the same category in 2011.
His programme ‘Shoutout in Your Mother Tongue’ was also nominated at the Nigeria Media Merit Awards for the Programme of the Year in 2010.
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