27th February, 2020
On the latest episode of MTV Base Behind The Story, popular media personality and MTV Base VJ, Ehiz Okoeguale, also known as Dada Boi sat with host, Sammy Walsh, to talk about his background, relationships and how winning MTV Base VJ Search changed the course of his life.
Ehiz, who is one of the top on-screen personalities in Africa shared details about his life on the show. The last child in a family of five, Ehiz was born and raised in Ikeja, Lagos State, where he completed both his primary and secondary school education before graduating with a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Benin.
In the episode, Ehiz, who used to go by the name Super slim or Special slim, admitted that while in secondary school, he was actively involved in entertainment and used to host events like the social nights, picnics, end of the year party, school dance competitions and other events.
The VJ also gave fans more than a glimpse of his life before he won the MTV base VJ search and how his life has changed since 2013. In this edition of ‘Behind The Story’, Ehiz, revealed among other things, that he was a radio presenter in Abuja and had no intention of becoming a professional TV presenter. In his words, “I literally had no idea of what I wanted to do, which really scared me”.
Speaking on relationships, Ehiz also discussed his relationship with other MTV Base VJs, as well as his love life. He also explained many personal issues and cleared the air about several rumours and misconceptions about him.
Ehiz shared some exclusive stories about his early days at MTV and the challenges he faced while building his brand and growing in the industry.
Behind The Story, which first premiered in Nigeria in 2019, with singer Dammy Krane, returned this season with Teni featuring in the first episode.
Subsequent episodes of the show have also featured some of the biggest names in the Nigerian music industry including the legendary 2baba, Zlatan and Sinzu as they sit to share the untold stories behind their biggest career moments as well as take their fans on an exclusive journey back to the places where their careers started.