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Matse Uwatse Biography
Matse Uwatse, popularly known by her first name Matse, is a Nigerian on-air personality and food blogger.
|Date of Birth:||May 10, 1981|
|Age:||42 years (2023)|
|State of Origin:||Delta State|
|Husband:||Ekemelu Bertran Nnoli|
Early Life and Education
Uwatse was born on May 10, 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 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 alumnus of Delta State University, Abraka, and had a course abroad in French studies at Village du Benin, Togo.
Matse Uwatse Career
Matse became associated with Wazobia FM, after a successful audition in Lagos in 2008. She hosted the midday show called Coolele Zone, on the Pidgin English-speaking radio station established in 2007.
Her increased popularity due to her ingenuity to the broadcasting profession led her to win numerous awards including, Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards, Best of Nollywood Awards and The Future Awards. She was also listed as one of the top ten most powerful young Nigerians in the media.
In 2011, she announced her departure from Wazobia FM through social media. 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 formal English as her biggest challenge during her time in Nigeria Info F.M.
In September 2013, Matse was sacked by Nigeria Info, a decision she deemed as insensitive and ungrateful on the path of her former employers.
In 2014, Sola Filani of YNaija described her impact on 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.
She now runs a food blog www.matsecooks. com. In March 2014, she explained that “Matse Cooks” will provide insightful information on foods and drinks that are culturally significant to Africans.
Media personality, Linda Ikeji reported that Matse also makes food spice and seasoning in commercial quantities. In 2016, she was listed as one of 100 most inspiring women in Nigeria by YNaija. In 2020, she was listed as one of the top 121 food bloggers in the world by Social Animal
Social Media Handle
- Instagram: @matsecooks
- Twitter: @MatseCooks
In July 2013, she married Ekemelu Bertran Nnoli. In 2014, she gave birth to her first child. Matse is fluent in English, French and pidgin languages.
She also speaks a bit of German. In 2015, she announced on Instagram, that Abuja is now her place of residence.
Matse Uwatse Net Worth
Matse Uwatse has an estimated net worth of $200,000. Matse Uwatse is a well-known Nigerian on-air personality and food blogger.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)
Who is Matse Uwatse?
Matse Uwatse is a well-known Nigerian on-air personality and food blogger.
What is Matse Uwatse’s date of birth?
She was born on May 10, 1981.
What is Matse Uwatse age?
She is around 42 years old as of 2023.
Where was Matse Uwatse born?
She was born in Warri, Delta State in the southern parts of Nigeria.
Where is Matse Uwatse from?
She hails from Delta State.
Who is Matse Uwatse husband?
Matse Uwatse is married to Ekemelu Bertran Nnoli.
What is Matse Uwatse net worth?
Matse Uwatse has an estimated net worth of $200,000.