Triple J have finally unveiled the latest kickass addition to their roster of on-air talent in the form of 23-year-old gun Ebony Boadu, who will step into the role of House Party host vacated by KLP late last year.
KLP stepped away from the coveted Saturday night gig she’d held since 2015 at the end of 2018, simultaneously leaving the youth broadcaster with Breakfast presenter Brooke Boney, who has since taken up a plum gig on the re-tooled Today show.
In KLP’s place comes Boadu, a hip hop and dance-obsessed DJ with a plethora of experience under her youthful belt.
Boadu, from Sydney’s western suburbs, was a regular listener of Nina Las Vegas‘s iteration of House Party, a radio series that reportedly inspired the new host to take up electronic music.
Ahhhhhhhhhh so excited to finally announce I’ll be hosting house party on @triplej, catch me every Saturday night from 6pm – starting this weekend! https://t.co/aF6kuGQ7sc
— Ebony (@ebonyboadu) January 10, 2019
Since 2016, Boadu has scored on-air gigs for FBi Radio, SBS, and MTV, and has been spending the bulk of the summer working on Triple J as part of the summer weekend hosting team. Additionally, she has performed red hot DJ sets at Splendour in the Grass and Falls Festival, including a stage-closing set at Lorne just over a week ago.
In a statement accompanying today’s announcement, Boadu barely had her excitement contained, noting that just last year she had a mix played on Triple J that, at the time, was a career highlight.
When one of my mixes got played on triple j last year, it was a really big accomplishment for me. To now be hosting a weekly show where I can share music with people all over the country is super surreal. When I DJ, I aim to play sets that are as creative and as fun as possible, and there’s no better place to do that than on triple j’s House Party.
Boadu’s first stint at the House Party wheel is set for this Saturday night, January 12th, beginning from 6pm.
Hell yeah Ebony!