Bolanle Olukanni a TV presenter, fashion favorite and producer. Bolanle is a host on pan-African talk show “Moments,” hit music reality show “Project Fame” and one of Nigeria’s favorite red carpet show’s “On the Carpet with Bolinto.”
Bolanle landed her first TV gig as a co-host on “Moments with Mo” after being chosen out of over 400 other hopefuls to host alongside talk show host and CEO of EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu. ‘Moments with Mo’ has now evolved into “Moments” and airs on EbonyLife TV across forty-four different Africa countries and on TalkTalk television in UK.
During the course of hosting “Moments”, Bolanle has had the opportunity to interview a variety of inspiring and influential,, celebrities and politicians such as President Muhammdu Buhari , Oscar nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, Grammy award winning singer Brandy, Minister of Power and Works Babatunde Raji Fashola, name a few. In 2014, Bolanle joined hit reality music show Project Fame West Africa as a host alongside Joseph Benjamin. Project Fame airs across various West African television stations such as on General Entertainment Television, Silverbird Television, NTA, Sound City and ONTV, to name a few. She also hosted a 4 part interview series “With Mikel” which featured acclaimed Nigerian footballer and former Chelsea player John Mikel Obi. The show was hosted alongside Lamide Akintobi , gave Bolanle an exclusive glimpse into his life in England.
Taking a new role in 2015, as an executive producer, Bolanle co-founded Sage & Walls, a multimedia production company and began producing and hosting “On the Carpet with Bolinto” a red carpet entertainment show covering A-list events in Africa. “On the Carpet with Bolinto” has partnered with major international brands such as Cocoa-Cola, Uber, Henkein to name a few.
“On the Carpet with Bolinto ” was also an official media partner for the acclaimed King Sunny Ade at 70 concert in 2016. In 2016, Bolanle was awarded the On-Air Personality of the Year (visual) from one of Africa’s most prestigious awards – “The Future Award.” She has been cited as one of the most promising TV presenters. Fondly called Bolinto, Bolanle has established herself as a fashion favorite known for her love of Ankara fabric and hit red carpet looks.
Raised in Nigeria, Israel and Kenya. Bolanle has seen a fair bit of the world but finds there is no place like home, here in Nigeria. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, in Chicago, America with Honours in a double degree, of BA Communications and BA International Studies. After graduating from Loyola University Chicago, Bolanle returned to Nigeria to do her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), where she spent her service year working for a non-profit organization in Ekiti, Nigeria. During her NYSC service year, Bolanle and a fellow corps member started ‘Girls For The Future’, a gender based empowerment workshop for secondary school students aimed at teaching the girl child of their rights and providing mentoring for the students. Bolanle is a partner of the Self-Worth organization- an NGO that provides empowerment classes and supplies assistance to widows and single mothers in Nigeria. In her spare time she enjoys reading a good novel, writing poetry and watching The “Walking Dead. ”
– IMDb Mini Biography By: Ojuola Asuquo