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January 15, 2021

OGECHI ‘Caramel Plug’ UKONU, Social Media Personality, Entrepreneur & Brand Ambassador

OGECHI ‘Caramel Plug’ UKONU, Social Media Personality, Entrepreneur & Brand Ambassador

With a social media following of over 600K and an estimated net worth of $400,000, Ogechi Ukonu better known as Caramel Plug aka Caramel is an online comedian, social media personality, entrepreneur and brand ambassador.

Born May 28th 2000 in Lagos State, Nigeria to Mr. & Mrs. Ukonu, she attended Loral international school and graduated with her First School Leaving and West African School Certificates in 2016. She relocated to Canada to study Global Development at the University Of Fraser Valley Vancouver, British Columbia.

In June 2018, she opened her own channel on YouTube and started creating and releasing videos and skits. She released her first video on the 5th of December 2018. She continued putting out memes and videos on her social media platforms and it wasn’t long before one of her videos went viral on instagram giving the boost and popularity she required. In the video, she ranted about what she considered an unnecessary hype of the TV series, Game of Thrones.

Her followers grew quickly as many celebrities reposted the video on their social media pages helping her gain more limelight and popularity. One of the things about her brand that stands out is that she always wears a pyjamas and bonnet in all her videos. She was one of the celebrities who lent their voices to the End SARS protests and joined other Nigerians in Vancouver, Canada in a peaceful protest.

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In 2020 Ogechi was one of the interns who participated in United Nations habitat group researching the impacts of covid on youths and their environment. An experience she said gave her more insight in the role of the UN and why everyone has a part to play in controlling the spread of coronavirus and other infectious diseases that could give rise to pandemics.

Oge as she is fondly called is a brand ambassador for Payporte, a Nigerian online shopping portal for fashion and lifestyle. She signed a deal with the brand on the 23rd of December 2020 during her visit to Nigeria for the holidays. As a social media influencer, she has promoted a lot of brands like Divine Looks Makeovers, Rachi Hairthentic, Ko Si Wahala Fashion Store, Jurlly She, Ego Shoes, Chic Me and FashionNova amongst others. She is also the founder and the CEO of the clothing brand, Caramel Shop.

Ogechi is currently in her final year of study and hopes to graduate in late 2021 after which she wants to fully focus on an entertainment career.

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