Ebs Akintade

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Ebs Akintade
Photo of Ebs Akintade withco-presenter Annaliese Dayes at the British Urban FIlm Festival 2012.jpg
Ebs Akintade with co-presenter Annaliese Dayes at the 2012 British Urban Film Festival
Ebunolu Adeniran Akintade

(1981-12-05) December 5, 1981 (age 37)
Occupation Television presenter, Radio DJ
Employer BBC
Radio Jackie
Agent Jane Compton
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Television Presenting:
The Top 17 Greatest Dates of Matthew Reading (2013)
The Cross Factor (2013—)
Website Official Website

Ebs Akintade (born 5 December 1981) is British TV Presenter and Radio DJ.

Early life

Ebs Akintade is the second of two children of Elaine (née Walker) and Isaac Akintade. He has an older brother, Ola.


Born at St. George's Hospital in Tooting, London, and educated at Dulwich College, an independent school in Dulwich, south London.


He began presenting on Student Radio on Demon FM whilst at De Montfort University in March 2001. The station had just won Student radio Station of the year at the SRA. He stayed on the station doing an afternoon show called ‘Lesta Siesta’ and ‘Rendezvous’ for the next two years alongside friend and fellow Media Studies student Caroline Pryer winning a variety of awards. After graduating and working for a stint at Peter Jones (department store), he became a TV Researcher in September 2005, working for primetime BBC Observational Documentary Trauma following the Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics on the 12-hour shifts at the Royal Liverpool Hospital for four months. After leaving the BBC and gaining his first TV credit in July 2006, he moved on to Sunset and Vine Productions for two years to work on two entertainment shows: The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT)[1] for Channel 4 (2006) and for Challenge TV (2007).

In 2009 and 2010 he was one of the main Red Carpet hosts for the 53rd and 54th BFI London Film Festival in Leicester Square interviewing everyone from Noel Fielding, Gabourey Sidibe, Andy Serkis, London Mayor Boris Johnson and Jane Campion.

In October 2012 he was the main red carpet interviewer for the British Urban Film Festival and at the UK Premiere of Whitney Houston’s final movie: Sparkle


He joined 107.8 Radio Jackie in July 2010 as traffic reporter and entertainment correspondent interviewing the likes of Alistair McGowan, Frank Bruno and Dame Edna Everage. He is currently the Late Night Presenter on the feel good party show on Friday and Saturday nights on the station.

On 29 August 2011 he began as a regular guest on the late night BBC London 94.9 Late Show with JoAnne Good between 11pm to midnight Monday to Fridays on Chewing the Fat,[2] sometimes featuring alongside fellow Dulwich College Alumni Russ Kane. Currently, he regularly appears on the same station for two hours on Sunday nights for the BBC Sunday Sessions in conversation with Live acts, reviewing the latest singles and guessing the feature Tony Blackburn’s Archive Avenue song from the past.

Other work

He hosted the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Re-union, in 2011 and 2012, in front thousands of people and their four-legged friends at Battersea Park to take part in the Annual Reunion for re-homed dogs.

Ebs was invited to be the compere of the 2012 London Youth Games awards at Whitgift School in a 2-hour ceremony honouring more than 200 young people who received awards from local Olympic finalist, Lawrence Okoye. The achievements celebrated were for outstanding results in the Virgin Money Giving London mini-marathon and for the Croydon teams' overall wins at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games. It was the first time in 18 years that Croydon had won the Youth Games, and each team member was presented with a commemorative gold medal to mark their achievement.


  1. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2692747/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
  2. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011zpd2
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