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Airtel Hosts Start Studded Exclusive Screening of The Voice Nigeria



(L-r): Erhumu Bayagbon, acting head, Corporate Communications & CSR, Airtel Nigeria; Segun Ogunsanya, managing director/CEO, Airtel Nigeria and Opeyemi Lawal, senior manager, Brand Activation & Sponsorships, Airtel Nigeria at the exclusive Live Show screening of Airtel The Voice Nigeria in Lagos.

Following the successful session of the battle rounds, Airtel Nigeria, sponsor of The Voice Nigeria in partnership with DStv hosted a star-studded executive screening of the first Live Show in Lagos last weekend.

The live screening which was anchored by Ozzy Agu, had in attendance season one finalists: Patrick, Cornel, Viveeyan, Chike and Bassey who performed the popular “Till the World Hears Your Voice”; bringing back the memory of the first edition.

The night also saw comedic acts from Funny Bone and Akpororo.

The Live Show commenced with an electrifying performance by #TeamPatoranking’s KessyDriz. He performed Tina Tuner’s “What Love Got to Do With It.” Afolayan then took over the stage to perform P-Square’s “E No Easy.”

The third performance was from Hightee, who performed Lauryn Hill’s “That Thing.” Concluding the performances from Team Pato was Voke with Sean Tizzle’s “Ladies and Gentlemen.”

Patoranking saved Hightee, which means KessyDriz, Voke and Afolayan need public votes to remain in the competition.

Chris Rio kicked off the Lives for #TeamYemi with his rendition of Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches.” Up next was Jahnomso, who delivered a rendition of Robin S’ “Show me Love.” The third act was Ifeoma with her rendition of Andra Day’s “Rise Up.” Finally, Bunmi performed Yemi Alade’s “Want You.” Coach Yemi Alade chose to save Ifeoma, putting Chris Rio, Jahnomso and Bunmi up for possible eviction.

Leading #TeamWaje was Efezino. She delivered a rendition of Clean Bandit’s “Rock A Bye.” Glowire delivered her rendition of Yemi Alade’s “Hello” while Favour, who was stolen by Waje during the Battles performed Tiwa Savage’s “All Over.” Wow performed Kool and The Gang’s “Get Down on It.” After their performances, Waje saved Glowire. This means that Wow, Favour and Efezino need public votes to remain in the competition.

The night ended with performances from #TeamTimi. Bada kicked it off with his rendition of Sean Kingston’s “Beautiful Girls.” Amarachi, who was stolen by Timi from #TeamYemi, performed ‘No’ by Meghan Trainor. Another talent stolen from #TeamYemi, Wolei delivered his rendition of Brymo’s classic, ‘Ara’ While Precious wrapped up the first Live show with Whitney Houston’s “I have Nothing.”

At the end, Coach Timi saved Precious. Wolei, Amarachi and Bada are currently up for possible eviction and need public votes to remain on the show.

You can watch the show every Sunday on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv Ch151) and Africa Magic Urban (DStv Ch153) by 7pm Nigerian time.

The Voice Nigeria is proudly sponsored by Airtel, the smartphone network.


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Kwesé TV Adds Hip TV to its Channel Line-Up



Kwesé TV has added Hip TV, an urbane contemporary music and lifestyle channel for a youthful audience, to its channel line-up.


Available on channel 610, the channel is known and respected for entertainment news, incisive and exclusive interviews, and red carpet moments amongst others.


Hip TV further strengthens Kwesé TV’s music genre, joining an already impressive line-up including; REVOLT TV a music channel from Sean Combs, aka P. Diddy, which is available outside of the US for the first time only on Kwesé TV, BOX Television, Trace Africa, Trace Gospel and Trace Mziki.


“Kwesé TV is afrocentric and youthful so we are happy to have Hip TV, a home-grown channel for a youthful audience on our platform”, said Elizabeth Amkpa, general manager, Kwese TV Nigeria.


She added that Kwesé has a strong and varied music line-up so “whether you are in the mood for the distinctly Naija beat, Hip Hop, R & B or gospel from around the world, you will find them all on Kwesé TV.”


The channel extends Kwesé TV’s offering which already has over 70 channels including sports, movies, current affairs, news, kids programming and so much more.





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Obaseki Hails TV Inventors, Counts Impact @ World Television



Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has commended the inventors of television, who rose to the occasion when industrial revolution displaced traditional means of communication in Europe and America in the 1920s, to attend to the communication need of the time.

Obaseki said this in commemoration of the United Nations World Television Day, marked on November 21, yearly.

“Television has impacted positively on humanity with its power to educate, entertain and inform a mass of people simultaneously. The device has been very effective in mobilising and sensitising the populace about government policies and programmes,” he said.

He added that “beyond the traditional function of television, the device has continued to serve as a veritable tool for educating millions of Nigerians, a trendsetter, an electronic baby-minder and a means for transmitting societal values and re-orientating people.”

The governor assured that his administration’s resolve to reposition the state-owned Edo Broadcasting Service television, was in recognition of the power of the device in governance through the dissemination of educative and enlightening programmes.

“EBS will be repositioned to join the elite league of media stations to compete keenly with the big names in the industry in the areas of standards, personnel, equipment, content and in revenue generation,” he said.

Obaseki said with the new world socio-economic order that has influenced the settlement pattern of people, it would have been impossible for a town crier to move from Benin to Auchi and deliver a message to people at the same time.

Television, he maintained, does this with ease and even gives feedback, allows phone-in segment for public participation in a programme, which ultimately raises the quality of the conversation.

In December 1996, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day commemorating the date on which the first World Television Forum was held.

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Nollywood Stars Join Glo-sponsored Professor Johnbull



Season 5 of Glo-sponsored TV Drama Series, Professor Johnbull, kicks off on Tuesday with another interesting episode on NTA Network, NTA International on DSTV Channel 251 and NTA on StarTimes at 8.30 p.m. with two Nollywood stars, Osita Iheme, a.k.a. Pawpaw, and Angela Okorie joining the cast of the comedy as household members of Professor Johnbull acted by Kanayo O. Kanayo (KOK).

The duo of Iheme and Okorie who are introduced to the household of Professor Johnbull in the new episode entitled Running to the City will replace Churchill (Jnr. Pope Odonwodo) who is currently furthering his education in America and Caroline (Mercy Johnson-Okojie), Professor’s former house maid  who has also  travelled to attend to some family issues.

The challenge of mentoring the two new rusty members of the family, Nje (Angela Okorie), a village Cameroonian girl, who grew up in the professor’s country home, and Jeroboam, a.k.a Boam (Osita Iheme), who is reputed to have tended the scholar’s father’s herd back in the village therefore falls on Elizabeth (Queen Nwokoye), Professor’s daughter, who had just returned from a successful medical treatment abroad.

A very interesting episode, Running to the City also reveals how Professor Johnbull’s intervention many years ago saved Nje (Angela Okorie) when she was put in the family way in the village and was treated as a pariah.

In addition, it also shows the accommodating nature of Professor Johnbull’s entire household as the duo of Nje and Jeroboam are not only welcomed warmly but are quickly integrated into the family. The Professor who calls them “my people” also goes further by rebuffing attempt by the gateman, Abadnego (Martins Nebo), to prevent Nje and Jeroboam from having access to him.

Viewers are in for a laughter-filled evening on Tuesday as one of the regulars of the social satire, restauranteur, Olaniyi (Yomi Fash-Lanso), makes a 360-degree turn while professing love to Nje on the ground of complexion compatibility much to the consternation of his arch rival, Mai Doya (Funky Mallam),who instantly reminds him of his love for Caro, the Professor’s former house maid.

A repeat broadcast of Running to the City comes up on the same channels at 8.30.p.m. on Friday.

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