Who Is Alex Okosi– YouTube Managing Director of Emerging Markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Alex Okosi is a Nigerian-born, US-educated media executive responsible for developing and launching MTV Africa in February 2005. Alex Okosi was born in Enugu State, Nigeria into a family of seven children (2 sisters and 4 brothers). His father was a civil servant in Enugu before moving back to Onitsha after his retirement. Alex Okosi began his career at MTV in 1998 as part of the Trade and Integrated Marketing team. He gained valuable experience developing multi-platform marketing opportunities for advertisers that successfully integrated them into marquee, MTV franchises such as Video Music Awards, Spring Break, Movie Awards, and Wanna Be a VJ.

Facts About Alex Okosi

1. He has also spearheaded the launch of other localized Viacom brands in Africa encompassing Nickelodeon and Comedy Central

2. Okosi’s mission in Africa has always been to develop content and experiences for audiences that not only entertains and showcases the best of African music and entertainment, but also serves to socially empower audiences in Africa and around the world

3. Currently, he is responsible for managing the growth and development of the Viacom International Media Networks Africa business – a multichannel portfolio that reaches over 100 million viewers and includes MTV, MTV base, Nickelodeon, VH1, BET International and Comedy Central

4. Alex Okosi is the creative mind behind the MTV Africa Music Awards, a high-profile event that has helped talented African artists raise their international profile and status

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