On-Air-Personality and talent manager Onochie Koch Okoye and his former Beat FM co-presenter Maria Okanrende are in a relationship. Koch was a presenter with Maria on the popular urban radio station’s breakfast programme, ‘The Morning Rush‘ along with Olisa Adibua.
According to sources, the pair started dating in early 2013 but kept the relationship under wraps until recently when Koch left the urban radio station. The radio presenter and event host left the popular radio station sometime in February. Reasons for his exit are yet to be known but insiders however speculate 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.
The General Manager at the station, Deji Awokoya confirmed that Koch has left Beat FM. ‘Yes it’s true, he left this February’. Following his exit from Beat FM, Koch and Maria are no longer keeping their relationship secret. Koch’s relationship status on Facebook now reads ‘in a relationship with Maria Okanrende’, while Maria’s reads ‘in a relationship Onochie Koch Okoye’. Koch and Maria are also often seen hosting events together including the Loud and Proud series before they were replaced in 2013. An event planner also confirmed the pair as an item; ‘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.’ Maria Okanrende is also an actress known for her role as ‘Foye’ on Season 3 of MTV’s Shuga….