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Africa Fashion Week Nigeria Announces Kaylah Oniwo as Gala Host for AFWN 2016

Born and raised in the city of Lagos, Kaylah Oniwo has always displayed balance as she has a strong and stylish personality.  She graduated with a BSc in Banking and Finance from Bowen University in Osun State, where she had first developed an interest in Broadcast Journalism. Kaylah holds a certificate in Acting on Stage, Film, Dance and Drama which she obtained from talented Nigerian veteran actors – Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva’s Academy of Performing Arts.

During the course of Kaylah’s National Youth Service, she created and hosted shows on radio, specifically; on Radio Nigeria Unity FM, Abakaliki. Some of the shows include “Campus Square” and “Youth Scene”.

She featured in a monologue on Finance at TW Magazine’s 5th Anniversary; and won the award for the Best Female On-Air Personality at the Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) award ceremony in 2012 amongst several nominations like the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards, Nigerian Entertainment awards to mention a few.

Kaylah joined Nigeria’s radio station Cool FM in 2010 where she co-hosts the “Road Show: Drive Time” from 3pm to 8pm daily.  Her love for fashion birthed the first radio fashion show titled “Catwalk with Kaylah” which features top Nigerian designers, photographers and other artists. Her energetic side, however, is evident in her weekend show; “Party Club Mix’’.

She has hosted various events spanning different walks of life. In February 2011, Kaylah hosted the Future Awards Leadership Summit, the Red Carpet show at Aviators Magazine Aviator’s Night, the Copa Lagos Fashion Show at Eko Atlantic, and Hi Impact 1 & 2 which were held in October and December 2012 respectively, L’Oreal and TW Magazine’s Color Me Pretty in 2013, the Lekki Fashion Week, the launch of Nigerian Fashion Label Nikky Couture in 2014, the ADVAN Awards for Marketing Excellence.

Other events include hosting the send-off event for former Citibank managing director, Omar Hafeez, co-hosting Nigerian Idols, Season five; one of Nigeria’s biggest reality musical competitions, being a judge at the Miss Kanekalon Beauty Paegent 2015, hosting the Pearl Look Model Competition 2016 and the launch Of Vaterbra Technologies.

Kaylah will be a gala host in this year’s edition of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria.


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