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OAP Profile – Matse Uwatse

Name: Matse Uwatse – Nnoli

Nationality: Nigerian

Date of Birth: 10 May 1981

Age: 37 years

 

Profile

Matse Uwatse is a veteran Broadcast Journalist, Multi Award-Winning On-Air Personality and Food Blogger.

She was born into the family of Mr. John Uwatse; an engineer and Mrs. Pat Omare; a businesswoman. Matse Uwatse is the first of seven siblings. She has four brothers and three sisters.

Her educational journey started at John F. Kennedy International School and Our Lady’s High School both in Effurun, Delta State. Thereafter, she proceeded to Federal Government College Warri before Delta State University, Abraka. She also had a course abroad in French studies at Village du Benin, Togo.

Matse Uwatse (Woman.ng)
Matse Uwatse (Woman.ng)

Broadcasting Career

Matse Uwatse started her broadcasting career in 2008 with Wazobia FM, Lagos, after a successful audition. She hosted the midday show called Coolele Zone, on the Pidgin English-speaking radio station. Her increased popularity due to her ingenuity to the broadcasting profession led her to win numerous awards. This includes the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit AwardsBest of Nollywood Awards and The Future Awards. This therefore, enlisted her as one of the top ten most powerful young Nigerians in the media.

In 2011, she announced her departure from Wazobia FM through social media. In an interview with Encomium Magazine, she explained that the reason she left Wazobia FM for Nigeria Info was because she wanted to challenge herself with something “tougher, that would broaden her horizon”. She described her transition in broadcasting from Pidgin English to formal English as her biggest challenge during her time in Nigeria Info F.M.

In September 2013, Nigeria Info FM sacked Matse Uwatse, a decision she deemed as insensitive and ungrateful on the path of her former employers. She has since then left Radio and never turned back.

In 2014, Sola Filani of YNaija described her impact on Nigerian radio as one that continues to “linger on” years after she quit being an On Air Personality. Sometimes ago, Matse described her decision to leave radio as a way of re-evaluating her life and being closer to her new family. She now runs a food blog – Matse Cooks. In 2016, she was listed as one of 100 most inspiring women in Nigeria by YNaija.

Matse Uwatse is now a successful Food Blogger. (kemifilani.com)
Matse Uwatse is now a successful Food Blogger. (kemifilani.com)
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Matse Uwatse is married to Ekemelu Bertran Nnoli. Several years after she has left Radio, her success lives after her as she hold the position of the most awarded Radio Personality in Nigeria.

 

Matse Uwatse’s Awards

Below is a list of some notable Awards won by Matse Uwatse.

 

2008

Club Unique Awards – Captivating Radio Presenter of This Generation

 

2009

African Voices Award, Nairobi Kenya – Most Outstanding Radio Presenter in West Africa

 

2010

The Future Awards – On Air Personality of the Year

Best of Nollywood Awards – Radio Personality of the Year

Eloy Awards – Best Radio Presenter

 

2011

Celebrity Media Awards – Most Popular Radio Personality

The Future Awards – On Air Personality of the Year

Best of Nollywood Awards – Radio Personality of the Year

Eloy Awards – Female Radio Presenter of the Year

 

2012

Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards – Most Popular Radio Presenter of the Year

Celebrity Media Awards – Most Popular Talk Show: ‘Hard Facts with Matse’

 

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