Smart and witty Kemi (Dahlia to her friends) loves dancehall music and Rihanna in equal measure. The personal motto of this young novel-loving Capricorn is “Happiness is Key”, and she describes her personal style as “more denim than silk”.
CAN WE MEET YOU?
My name is Kemi Owatemi. My mum is from Bayelsa and my Dad is from Ondo State. I went to Unilag and I studied English. I am an independent host for CITY FM 105.1 Lagos.
HOW DID YOU GET TO KNOW ABOUT MTV BASE VJ SEARCH NIGERIA AUDITION?
I went to Ozone Cinemas to watch a movie with my friends and I saw people sharing the handbill so I got one. My friends and family encouraged me to go for the auditions so I went.
IS THIS YOUR CAREER PATH OR JUST YOUR PASSION?
It works both ways for me . I love my job because I get to meet people and connect with more people. I love to smile. My smile is infectious and when I went for the auditions, I was smiling alot and it made me look like I was happy. It was fun for me. Radio and Cameras from jobs helped me at the audition.
WHAT IS YOUR KIND OF STYLE?
My kind of style must be able to complement my personal style and the celebrity life.
WHAT ARE THE KIND OF THINGS YOU LIKE TO DO?
I love to read; novels, books etc
WHAT MAKES YOU STAND OUT FROM OTHER CONTESTANTS?
I got my script right. I was nervous and I thought I was going to flop. It was a total package of me being small and cute. I have a great smile.
TV PERSONALITIES YOU LIKE
I love Ryan Seacrest, Toke Makinwa, Julianna, Sinzwe, Michelle Dede. I love Michelle Dede
DID YOU LOSE HOPE AT ANYTIME IN THE COMPETITION?
At a point I did. When they cut out from 30 to 3. I made alot of mistakes and I had to correct so many things. There were alot of talents there. It got to a point I said to myself that whatever happens, I am in.
HOW WILL YOU FEEL IF YOU ARE ANNOUNCED AS THE WINNER FOR MTV BASE VJ SEARCH NIGERIA PRESENTER?
Omg!!!!!! I will be excited… Super excited!!! At that point, It is going to be awesome. It will be a gift from God
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS IF YOU WIN OR DON’T WIN?
When I win.. It is 10 million naira.. First of all, I will go to church for thanksgiving and pay my tithe. I will make some balances. I will make the best out of this opportunity. I will work hard at getting people. I know alot of people will be watching. If i don’t win, I will make use of the opportunity. I am out there now.. People know me. I will make use of what I have.