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Paramount Africa opens up the industry, proudly unveils Oluchi Harrison as newest addition to MTV Base culture squad

by Kikelomo Oyenuga
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Multimedia powerhouse, Paramount Africa continues its unwavering support for African creatives by announcing Oluchi Harrison as the newest addition to MTV Base’s Culture Squad. Oluchi Harrison, a broadcaster with an extensive background in the media, boasts of a diverse skill set as a News Anchor, TV & Radio Presenter, Producer, Voiceover Artist, YouTuber, Content Creator, and Brand Influencer.

She famously served as an Entertainment Anchor for News Central TV and the TV Presenter on the “Scoop” style segment for ONTV. In addition to bringing a wealth of experience to the MTV Base Culture Squad, Oluchi is passionate about amplifying African culture, which she showcases through her unique fashion style. She even refers to her social media followers in Igbo language as “Ndi be’m”, meaning “my people” in English, which fosters community and connection among her audience.

Expressing her excitement, she said, “Joining Paramount Africa and MTV Base’s Culture Squad is a dream come true. I am thrilled to contribute to the platform’s mission of promoting African talent and culture. I’m looking forward to using this platform to positively influence the lives of young people and help use my voice to amplify and tell important African stories.”

Oluchi joins the ranks of the network’s Culture Squad champions, including Ilooise ‘Ilo’ Omohinmin, Ehiz Okoeguale, Folu Storms, Nenny B, Sammy Walsh and other prominent figures in African entertainment who have appeared as hosts on the channel.

Sharing her thoughts on the latest member, Busola Komolafe, Senior Channels Manager, Paramount Africa, stated, “We are delighted to welcome Oluchi to the MTV Base Culture Squad. Her wealth of experience in media and passion for African culture align seamlessly with our vision, and we look forward to the positive energy and impact she will bring. MTV Base is Africa’s number one youth entertainment and pop culture brand. We adapt and shift to the trends.”

The new Culture Squad member will debut as she hosts the show Official Naija Top Ten (ONTT), which ranks the top trending music in Nigeria, on DStv Channel 322 and GOtv Channel 72 on Saturday, 9 March 2024, at 20:00 WAT.

Oluchi’s addition reaffirms Paramount’s dedication to creating opportunities for young African talent in the entertainment industry to thrive. With MTV Base serving as the hotspot for youth entertainment, music, and lifestyle programming in Africa, Paramount has continuously supported the growth of African entertainment and culture. This development marks another significant stride forward in their ongoing journey.

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