Today, we are crushing on Ayo Mairo-Ese- who is a News Anchor and Event Host.
Ayo Mairo-Ese (nee Thompson) is a multiple award-winning Broadcaster, Event Compere who has built a successful career as a Master of Ceremonies (MC) and event host for a wide range of events, including weddings, corporate events, concerts, and conferences and a public Speaker.
Ayo is a graduate of International Relations from Swansea University, UK.
She is a News Anchor at Arise News Channel, co-anchoring Nigeria’s foremost breakfast show – The Morning Show.
Prior to working at Arise News, she co-hosted the widely acclaimed breakfast show on Smooth 98.1FM ‘Smooth Breakfast”.
She began her career in media on TV with Cool TV in 2014 as a co-host on the popular talk show ‘The Blog’. As part of her duties, she produced content for the daily show.
She went on to co-host a daily news and lifestyle program ‘Hello Nigeria’ on the same TV station (rebranded as WazobiaMax TV) where she had the opportunity to engage notable guests – thought leaders, captains of industry and other local and international high-profile guests.
She has had the privilege of interviewing CNN’s Richard Quest, Hollywood Actor, Eric Roberts and other prominent figures – local and international.
Furthermore, Ayo co-hosted the primetime radio Breakfast Show on 99.3, Nigeria Info FM ‘Morning Crossfire’ (a 5-hour interactive daily show discussing a cocktail of topical issues including Politics, Economics, Social Issues, as well as Life and Style, with audience engagement).
In addition to her work in media, Ayo has a keen interest in development work and is the Executive Director (voluntary) at Basic Education Africa.
In recognition of her work, she has won a number of awards, most notably The Future Awards Africa Prize for Radio Personality of the Year.
In 2016, Ayo won The Future Awards Africa Prize for On Air Personality of the year (Radio), the ELOY award for TV Presenter of the year and the 19ROM (Role Model) Awards for TV Presenter of the year.
As an Event Host, Ayo has hosted big-budget events and productions including the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) Awards, Access Bank / Diamond Bank Brand Identity Launch, Annual UBA CEO Awards, Stanbic IBTC’s Arts and The Acts Event (for High Networth Clients), Arise Women’s Conference, Stanbic IBTC Young Leadership Series and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Awards.
Passionate about women, she serves as a ‘Super Mentor’ for the First City Monument Bank (FCMB) SheVentures program for women in business and is a role model to women and young people serving as an advocate for promoting and empowering Nigerian women, using her media platform to support women as much as possible. She is also a sought-after Speaker at conferences.
During her time at Nigeria Info FM, she was the host and Producer of The Woman – a weekly show that featured women with inspirational and motivational stories. She is an Ambassador at War Against Rape initiative and Founder of Praying Women Circle (PWC).
Ayo’s success as an event host has earned her a reputation as one of the most talented and respected MCs in Nigeria. She continues to inspire and motivate others in the industry, and her work has helped to elevate the standard of event hosting in the country.
Overall, Ayo Mairo-Ese is a talented and dynamic event host who has made a significant contribution to the entertainment industry in Nigeria. Her passion for her work and her commitment to excellence have made her a role model for aspiring MCs and event planners across the country.
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