The new season of 53 Extra, which aired on Monday August 7, showed new set of hosts. Following the intense hosts hunt in April, Torera Elizabeth Ebun Olaiya, Eku Edewor, Mawuli Gavor and Amira Ibrahim-Alfa have all be selected and revealed as the TV show’s new hosts for the new season.
Eku Edewor has been hosting the show for six years and counting. She will be joined by the three new recruits on stage. Torera is a British born Nigerian, trained broadcaster from UK institutions with Qualifications in TV and radio production. Amira Ibrahim-Alfa has worked for Red Carpets for the Africa Fashion week Nigeria in 2016 and served as judge on the Miss Ideal Nigeria Pageant 2016, the Miss Tourism Nigeria 2017 and the Face of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria and London 2017. Mawuli Gavor, the only male host of the show, is a Ghanaian born TV presenter, actor, producer and entrepreneur. He is popular for movies and TV series including “Devil in the Detail,” “One More Day,” “A Place Called Happy,” “Hush,” “African City” among others.
The Regional Director, M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu said, “Africa Magic remains committed to discovering, developing and showcasing the best talent on the continent.” Wangi added, “53 Extra has served as a spring board for many talented individuals who have also carved their own paths in other areas of entertainment. Our new hosts are talented, ambitious and driven with the passion to make their mark on the African entertainment scene.”