Matse Uwatse

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Matse Uwatse

Matse Uwatse (born 10 May 1981), popularly known as Matse, is a Nigerian radio presenter.[1]

Early life and education

Uwatse was born on 10 May 1981 in Warri, Delta State in the southern parts of Nigeria. She is the daughter of John Uwatse (an engineer) and Pat Omare (a businesswoman). The first of seven siblings, she has four brothers and three sisters. She first attended John F. Kennedy International school and Our Lady's High School both in Effurun. She then proceeded to Federal Government College Warri. She is an alumni of Delta State University, Abraka, and had a course abroad in French studies at Village du Benin, Togo.

Career

Uwatse worked with 95.1 Wazobia FM, a Pidgin English-speaking radio station established in 2007. She hosted the midday show called Coolele Zone. 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 Queens English as her biggest challenge in during her time in Nigeria Info F.M.[2] In 2014, Sola Filani of YNaija described her impact of Nigerian radio as one that continues to "linger on" years after she quit being an on air personality. She described her decision to leave radio as a way of reevaluating her life and being closer to her new family.[3]

She now runs a food blog www.matsecooks.com .[4]

Personal life

In July 2013, she married Ekemelu Bertran Nnoli. [5]

Recognition

Awards

  • Club Unique Awards “Most Captivating Radio Presenter of This Generation 2008”
  • Women In Media (WIM) “Excellence in Radio Presenting 2009”
  • African Voices Award, Nairobi Kenya. “Most Outstanding Radio presenter in West Africa 2009”
  • The Future Awards“On Air Personality of the year 2010” [6]
  • 2010 Best of Nollywood Awards “Radio Personality of the year 2010”
  • ELOY Awards, “Radio Presenter of the year 2010”
  • The Future Awards “On Air Personality of the year 2011” [7]
  • Celebrity Media Awards, “Most popular Radio Personality 2011”
  • 2011 Best of Nollywood Awards “Radio Personality of the year 2011”
  • Celebrity Media awards, “Most Popular Talk show 2011”
  • ELOY Awards, “Female Radio Presenter of the year 2011”[8][9]
  • Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards “Most Popular Radio presenter 2012” [10]
  • Celebrity Media Awards, “Most popular Talk Show: Hard Facts on 99.3 Nigeria info fm 2012” plus many other awards and ambassadorship.

Honors

  • Face of the Future 2010”
  • Mode Men Magazine’s “Top 10 Women on Top in Nigeria 2010”
  • YNaija’s “Top 10 Media Persons in Nigeria 2011” [11]
  • Honored by The Rotaract Club of Nigeria for her contribution in Broadcasting in 2012
  • Nigeria's 100 Most Inspiring Women 2016 [12]

Ambassadorship

  • Pink Pearl Foundation
  • Vitiligo Foundation
  • FRSC (Federal Road Safety Corps) Celebrity Marshal

References

  1. admin (2012). "FROM THE MAGAZINE: DOING IT BIG- AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH WAZOBIA FM’S (AND NOW NIGERIA INFO) MATSE UWATSE". https://ynaija.com/from-the-magazine-doing-it-big-an-exclusive-interview-with-wazobia-fms-and-now-nigeria-matse-uwatse/. 
  2. admin (2012). "Former Wazobia FM’s Matse Uwatse explains why she moved to Nigeria Info + I want to go into politics". http://encomium.ng/former-wazobia-fms-matse-uwatse-explains-why-she-moved-to-nigeria-info-i-want-to-go-into-politics/. 
  3. Filani, Sola (December 2014). "MY FOOD DREW MY HUSBAND TO ME” – MATSE UWATSE TALKS MARRIAGE & MORE". https://ynaija.com/my-food-drew-my-husband-to-me-matse-uwatse-talks-marriage-more/. 
  4. http://www.cosmopolitan.ng/food-and-drink/advice/a858/11-nigerian-food-blogs-you-should-follow/Template:Dead link
  5. http://http//thenet.ng/2013/07/officially-off-the-market-matse-weds-longtime-lover/Template:Dead link
  6. admin (2010). "The Future Awards 2010: Winners, Photos and BN’s List of Favourites". https://www.bellanaija.com/2010/02/the-future-awards-2010-winners-photos-and-bns-list-of-favourites/. 
  7. Fasasi, Sola (January 31, 2011). "THE FUTURE AWARDS 2011: HERE ARE THE WINNERS!". https://ynaija.com/the-future-awards-2011-here-are-the-winners/. 
  8. https://www.bellanaija.com/2011/09/the-2011-exquisite-lady-of-the-year-eloy-awards-matse-uwatse-aisha-augie-kuta-bola-obileye-eva-alordiah-many-more-outstanding-women-nominated/
  9. https://www.bellanaija.com/2011/11/so-exquisite-all-the-winners-photos-scoop-from-the-2011-exquisite-lady-of-the-year-eloy-awards/
  10. http://www.nigerianbroadcastersmeritawards.com/past-winners/
  11. http://ynaija.com/ayeni-adekunle-olamide-adedeji-matse-uwatse-others-see-our-list-of-the-top-10-most-powerful-young-nigerians-in-the-media/
  12. http://ynaija.com/nigeria-100-women-inspiring-influential/