Evelyn Obahor, is one of the most outstanding TV and Movie producers in African media and movie industry. She is the founder and creator of the largest reality TV show – The big search – a program developed to discover fresh talent in TV presenting within the African diaspora.
In the last 30 years, television host, script writer and movie/TV producer Evelyn Obahor has become a recognisable face in the media industry as one of the most successful media personalities of African descent.
She started her broadcast career in JOS, PLATEAU STATE of Nigeria working on programmes such as BEHIND THE CLOUDS . Working with renowned and experienced hands such as MATT DADZIE, SADIQ DABA, EVELYN IKHUENOBE and many more, she garnered the extraordinary skill of presenting . With her outstanding dedication and talent while working on various productions, she was invited to join the crew on MR. JOHNSON film where she worked in the costume department and having the rare privilege to work with PIERCEBROSNAN of the JAMES BOND fame. While on that set she was again called to work on another film set called KA SARAMU CE also as a costumier . However, a day before filming, she was assigned to handle the continuity of the production. As much as the responsibilities were, Evelyn, meticulously and professionally carried out this responsibility to its perfection. This won her numerous accolades. She is also well known for her contribution in the Film SOWETO.
6 years later, she became the continuity announcer on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA BENIN) before moving on to MAINFRAME PRODUCTIONS and was part of the crew on TI OLUWA NE LE. Evelyn also worked with DBN Productions as production assistant, producing and scripting programmes and TV commercials. DBN PRODUCTIONS soon became DBN TELEVISION. Proudly, Evelyn was one of the few who mapped out the channel’s creative outlook. While there, DBN was the best station in LAGOS. Rising to therank of Manager Programmes and Head of Presentation
While at DBN TV, she created and presented programmes such as the ever popular NIGHTSHIFT programme alongside ISRAEL EDJEREN and EBERE ACHARIKE. LUNCHDATE, the first ever programme to be to interview a personality over lunch in a live studio. AM TV, the first ever interactive breakfast programme. HOME VIDEOREVIEW where she criticised nollywood videos, a collaboration with FRCN where she presented with BISI OLATILO, SONI IRABOR and ZAKARI MOHAMMED and FAMILY AND FRIENDS a Saturday and Sunday breakfast show with GORDYOMOLAIYE, SEGUN ADEBOWALE and LANRE ANJUOLA now OYEBODE.
In 1998, Evelyn left DBN to set up her own production company producing programmes such as EVE…THE WAY WE ARE, and also became a media consultant. While working on her own projects, she also presented NTA 2 THIS MORNING with the likes of FEMI SEGUN, ISRAEL EDJEREN, SADIQ DABA, GEENA ETUK and MARIAN ANAZODO; the programme which is today known as AM EXPRESS. She also presented HELLO LAGOS with SEGUN ADEBOWALE on SILVER SCREEN TELEVISION.
On returning to the UK her place of birth, she quickly was spotted by BEN TELEVISION, the first Black station in the UK where she created and presented programmes such as BENBREAKFAST SHOW which is now the flagship of the station, ON THE FERMINIESIDE and HEY LETS TALK.
Leaving BEN TELVISION, she set up her own company, JUSTEVEBROADCASTING NETWORK LIMITED now known as FLOODLIGHTBROADCASTING NETWORK LIMITED where she has produced and presented flagship programmes such as HEY LETS TALK, THE JUSTEVE SHOW, MYWORLD and the reality show THE BIG SEARCH working with PRINCESSDEUN SOLARIN, OMAYELI ODELI and SOLA OYEBADE .
As well as a creative genius in the media and TV production, Evelyn is also a dedicated mother blessed with a 22 year old son Daniel who has become a fantastic footballer, currently playing in semi-professional football for a local club.Evelyn has a passion for children and is in the process of setting up a charity for children in Africa. In her own words, “I will die a fulfilled person when I have impacted the world by making a change and giving hope to all suffering and struggling people. I have been through the school of life with many hard experiences of which i have come out of very strongly and i am now ready to share my experiences to impact the world.”
As her media empire enlarges, Evelyn plans to launch her new magazine – HEY! MAGAZINE at the end of this year 2014.
In those years, Evelyn have interviewed several celebrities, dignitaries and people of high repute including :
MATTHEW ASHIMOLOWO: Senior Pastor, KICC (HELLO LAGOS)