Maria Okanrende, popularly called Maria Okan is a Nigerian television and radio personality. She is currently co-host of The Morning Rush on The Beat 99.9 FM. She previously hosted at Dropout UK, Hayes FM and worked as a production assistant at Global Radio.
Maria grew up with her parents and her younger sister in London. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London with a B.A. honours in English Literature.
She visited Nigeria at least once a year, while she lived in London. After spending some time in Lagos, she decided to permanently move to Nigeria after she got a job in Lagos whilst on vacation.
She auditioned for the Beat FM in 2012 and begun co-hosting The Morning Rush show right away.
She made her acting debut on the season 3 of MTV’s Shuga.
She also hosts a weblog of hers, Maria’s Matters!, which she airs on her website and YouTube. On the vlog, she’s often seen interviewing celebrities on lifestyle and fashion.