On-Air-Personality Onochie Koch Okoye and Beat FM co-presenter Maria Okanrende are currently in a relationship.
Koch Okoye along with Olisa Adibua was a presenter with Maria Okanrende on the popular urban radio station’s breakfast programme, 'The Morning Rush.' It was gathered that the pair started dating in early 2013 but kept the relationship in secret until recently when Koch left the urban radio station.
It was confirmed by the General Manager at the station, Deji Awokoya, that Koch has left Beat FM this February.
Reasons for his exit are yet to be known, but according to insiders, he left because of his relationship with Maria. Insiders alleged that management of Megalectrics Limited owners of Beat FM forbids ‘office romance’ which made the couple to keep their romance secret.
Now Koch and Maria are no longer keeping their relationship secret. They even have each others name in relationship statutes on Facebook.
It was also gathered that Koch and Maria are often seen hosting events together including the Loud and Proud series before they were replaced in 2013.
According to an anonymous event planner: "When you book Koch to host an event for you, he comes along with Maria; when you book Maria he comes with Koch. That is how they operate and they are an awesome pair."
However, alll efforts to reach Koch and Maria for any comments were unsuccessful.
Maria Okanrende is also an actress known for her role as ‘Foye’ on Season 3 of MTV’s Shuga.