• Bem

    Talented Duo Reaching For The Zen

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    Bem Pever and Emil B. Garuba are a creative pair with distinctive capabilities, processes and products; yet, they work to achieve the same goal – producing brilliant content for a modern audience. Their repertoire includes writing for hit-television shows such as the popular Tinsel on MNET, to producing short movies to highlight the role of…

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  • Lagbaja

    Lagbaja: The Return Of Somebody, Anybody, Everybody, Nobody

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    Lagbaja, which means, ‘No-one in particular’, sings for the people. His sound, his mystery and his familiarity is most appealing to his fans. It is, perhaps, a contradictory description, but no less true. His unique branded Africano style, successfully merges the sounds of the Yoruba drums and the saxophone. In anticipation of new material and…

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  • Ummi-Baba-Ahmed

    ‘Our Industry Is One To Be Reckoned With!’

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    Ummi Baba-Ahmed, like Queen Amina, is a strong woman on a mission. Upon taking over the reins at Formatte Pictures – a television production company started by her late brother, the film producer embarked on a journey of creativity and self-discovery. In a chat with LERATO UMAH, she speaks of her childhood in a media…

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  • Bongos Ikwue

    Bongos Ikwue: The Man, His Music, His Message

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    The eclectic singer, song-writer and composer with a strong message of change, unity, African identity and history continues to re-invent himself without losing any aspect of the unique sound which made him much admired in the ‘70s. His hit-song Cock Crows at Dawn – which was the theme song of a popular ‘80’s television series…

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  • WAJE

    Waje: The Girl Next Door

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    Not only is WAJE a multi-award winning singer, the Globacom Ambassador is also a lady with a heart of gold. She talks to ESSENTIALS about her thoughts on the Afro-soul genre in Nigeria, her plans for the future, her love for God and family, as well as her work with those considered the society’s ‘rejects’. …

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  • Keke Bongos Ikwue

    Keke Bongos Ikwue: Building A Legacy Of Creativity

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    On her creative journey to the glorious big screen, film-maker and producer, Keke – first daughter of legendary musician, Bongos Ikwue – is determined to put faces to her stories. Her debut film, Inale, produced in conjunction with Jeta Amata and inspired by her father’s musical career, was well received, travelling beyond local shores and…

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  • nneka Egbuna

    Nneka: The Afro Neo-soul Hip-hop Mash-up Queen!

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    Nneka Egbuna’s ecceletic sound has made her a world class act, with her music used in famous movie sound tracks, on TV shows, her songs sampled in hits and her tours  with music heavy weights. She is as grounded at home as she is succesful on the international music stage. ESSENTIALS chats with her about…

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