Friday, May 28, 2010

Yaw hosts 'Naija Reality' TV show

Wazobia FM, Steve Onu (a.k.a. Yaw) has been selected as host of a new reality TV show conceptualised by the pay TV network, HiTV.

The show is entitled, Naija Reality TV show. It is aimed at portraying the evolution of a patriotic, responsible, productive, and unprejudiced Nigerian. Naija Reality TV, organisers inform, is also to “celebrate the richness in the diversity and the complexity of the Nigerian society.” To ensure that the country’s diversity is well represented, Yaw and other members of the project, went in search of young, creative and talented Nigerians, between the ages of 18 and 35 the six zones of the country. Cities they held auditions comprised: Bauchi, Kaduna, Abuja, Enugu with final audition in Lagos. Eighteen housemates were selected.

Asked why he accepted to host the show, the popular broadcaster responded: “HiTV is 100 per cent Nigerian., I am a Nigerian and I am proud of my country. Aside that, the concept is unique and different from other reality shows, I am happy to be associated with Naija, there is no better platform to showcase such an indigenous programme as this. The need to identify with that Nigerian who is proud of his fatherland and has an undying innate passion for his country, in all, make me give thumbs up for HiTV.”

The broadcaster and actor who is known within the Lagos celebrity circles for his multiple artistic talent and prowess in anchoring on-air programmes in pure Nigerian pidgin English also gave kudos to his employers and the management of his radio station for their support by giving him the opportunity to be part of the project.

Among the vital conditions of the contest is that “each participant would be an indigene of their various communities, who have limited interest to Western lifestyle. They are very passionate about their culture and confidently express their views on topical issues. These individuals (all 18 contestants) would live together in one house for eight weeks. The winner will go home with a brand new car and N5 million.”


This year's Hip Hop World Awards 2010,would be shown Sunday 30th of May 2010 at 9pm on Hi Nolly (HiTV Nigeria channel 11, BskyB UK/Europe channel 204,Top TV South Africa channel 120,Smart TV Ghana, Zuku Kenya).

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Programming note: American Idol finale live Thursday morning

The American Idol finale live tomorrow morning, Thursday 27 May, at 1:00 am.

American Idol followers can now stay up and enjoy the final two hours live on TV, while they social network and fret about who the winner between deadlock-supergirl Crystal Bowersox and ''the heart of the season Lee Dewyze is going to be. Viewers will also see American Idol say goodbye to judge Simon Cowell and there will be a special surprise visit by Paula Abdul.

Viewers who don't want to stay up for the American Idol finale can catch it tomorrow evening on M-Net from 6:30pm in a three hour special. The Saturday repeat will also still take place on M-Net Series at 10am

YOUR EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK! How SuperSport's new HD studio for the Soccer World Cup will look.

Here is something super awesome to show you exclusively first! No, not the bridge of the starship Enterprise - but absolutely as sleekly designed. It's SuperSport's incredible new high definition (HD) studio that will be used for the Soccer World Cup from June - or how it will look at least once it's completed.

Here are your first glimpse of how the massive new SuperSport HD studio will look, with these first scale model photos of what will be one very expensive project.

SuperSport HD studio will be equipped to host three separate shows, including a live studio TV audience. The FIFA 2010 World Cup broadcast of which the new HD studio will form an integral part, will be the biggest in the 23 year history of SuperSport. SuperSport will have at least 4 customised Soccer World Cup TV channels, one of which will be high definition (HD) and with 3 of them broadcasting for 24 hours daily.

Source :- Thinus Ferreira

SuperSport will run two high definition (HD) TV channels during the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Sports broadcaster has now confirmed . Get ready for SuperSport HD 2!

''Yes, SuperSport will have a spillover channel,'' . ''It will be another channel entirely. This will accommodate all the simultaneous World Cup matches, plus any other high definition (HD) sport broadcasts.''

SuperSport is already running the high definition channel SuperSport HD (DStv 171) since December for DStv Premium subscribers. SuperSport HD 2 is what the additional SuperSport HD channel will be called and DStv Premium subscribers will be able to find SuperSport HD 2 on channel 174 on DStv during the World Cup.

SuperSport four upcoming daily new magazine shows for the World Cup.

SuperSport's massive coverage plans for the upcoming World Cup in South Africa ,besides the matches and commentary, SuperSport as built the biggest high definition (HD) TV set in Africa ever, and is also planning four unique daily magazine shows that will be running for the duration of the World Cup tournament: Chase the Makarapa, Woza Lunchtime, Supernova and Harambee.

Harambee means ''coming together'' in Swahili and will be SuperSport's flagship show for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Harambee will be broadcast daily from 6pm until 6:30pm and will lead into the main soccer match of the evening. Harambee will pull together the big issues of the day with football experts and guests discussing the latest developments. SuperSport's leading anchors like Robert Marawa, Thomas Mlambo and Nigeria's Charles Anazodo will be the presenters.

Chase the Makarapa eight contestants from around the world have been chosen (two from South Africa, one each from China, India, Brazil, Poland, Nigeria and Kenya) for this adventure programme. The daily 15 minute show will see the contestants ''chase the Makarapa'' - in search of for nine matches, including the final.

Supernova is aimed at a youth viewership and this daily, hour long show between 9am and 10am will focus on technology, fashion, dance and music - all with a World Cup theme.

Woza Lunchtime that will be going out for an hour every day between 11am and 12noon will look at the food, lifestyles and entertainment angle of the World Cup and turn the camera on the glamour and glitz of the month long event. Field presenters will include Bobby Skinstad, Michelle McLean, Elana Afrika, Nonhle Thema and Moses Praiz of Nigeria.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

MTN Project Fame West Africa (SEASON 3 AUDITIONS)

MTN Project Fame West Africa is now in it's 3rd Season and it's time for the best of talents to make it into the academy. Follow the step below to make it into the auditioning:

* SMS your name and location to 35850.
* You'll receive a confirmation SMS with a PIN.
* Download an application form at
* Fill it and include your PIN.
* Bring the form along to your auditioning center.

Below are the auditioning center and dates:

West Africa

Ghana- Accra 22nd May 2010
08:00 till 17:00 Musicians Union Head Office, near Independence Square, Accra, Ghana

S/Leone -Freetown 29th May 2010 08:00 till 17:00
Maita Conference, Yui Yui building Freetown, Sierra Leone

Liberia -Monrovia 5th June 2010 08:00 till 17:00
Monrovia city hall, Liberia


Enugu 22nd May 2010 08:00 till 17:00
Bridge Waters, Plot C/12 Garden Ave, G.R.A Enugu

Kaduna 22nd May 2010 08:00 till 17:00
Gamji Gate Multipurpose Hall, General Hassan Usman Park, off Swimming Pool Road.

Calabar 29th May 2010 08:00 till 17:00
Channel View Hotel, 27 Mcc Rd, Calabar

Ibadan 29th May 2010 08:00 till 17:00
Genesis Suites, Beside the Fire Station, Challenge Molete Rd, Ibadan

Benin 5th June 2010 08:00 till 17:00
Hexagon, Golf Course Rd, Benin City

Abuja 5th June 2010 08:00 till 17:00
National Centre for Women Development, Better Life St, Central Area, Abuja

Lagos 11th & 12th June 2010 08:00 till 17:00
Ultima Studios, Plot 45 Omole Industrial Layout, Isheri/Ogba, Lagos

For more details visit :- and

Monday, May 24, 2010

Nigeria vs Saudi on SuperSport

Nigeria's first international friendly under Lars Lagerback's tutelage will be live on SuperSport on Tuesday.

Felix Awogu, general manager of SuperSport Nigeria, said it was in continuation of the excellent relationship between SuperSport and the Nigeria Football Federation.

"We have enjoyed a fruitful partnership so far, and this is part of our committment to ensure that Nigerians get to see and support their team."

Presenter Charles Anazodo will anchor a stellar team comprising of former Super Eagles striker and former African Player of the Year Victor Ikpeba, along with award-winning Nigeria football journalist and SuperSport analyst, Colin Udoh.

Two further friendlies are planned against Colombia and North Korea and Awogu said discussions are ongoing to bring those games live to Nigerians.

Kick-off time is 6pm Nigeria time on SuperSport 3 Nigeria.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

NN24 Vacancies

NETWORKNEWS24 Limited (NN24) a new generation Nigerian news media company based in lagos is recruiting and the following positions are avaliable :-

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PLEASE NOTE : Application will close by the 11th of June, 2010. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

HiTV’s Analyse This ends on Saturday

PAY TV Company, HiTV’s television reality show that has for about eight weeks now, been searching for young analysts, will come to an end this Saturday, May 22.

Tagged Analyse This, the live TV show being done in collaboration with Sports Vision will have three finalists slugging it out this weekend for the grand prize of a brand new car and a one year contract to analyse sports live on the HiTV platform.

Chinwuba Ezeigwe aka Chuba and Dr. Nsikak Ntie will be joined by either Cornelly Anyireh or Adeyemi Adesanya for the finals which would be hosted by HiTV’s presenter, Temisan Okomi. The live show will begin by 10am on Saturday.

The reality TV show witnessed 15 young talented people who had all been eliminated till the final three emerged.

Okomi, also the Head, Presentation Unit of HiTV, had said that Analyse This would offer these set of people a once in a life time opportunity of being super analysts.

Auditions were held in Abuja, Port Harcourt and Lagos were the final 15 was got from over 600 people. Three contestants were paired on a weekly basis which was aired. Viewers had the chance of voting for the most impressive ones among the trio. This same process repeated itself with another set till the finalists emerged for the Saturday showdown.

Deji Tinubu, C.E.O, Sports Vision said Analyse This will offer Nigerians a pool to select from to fill in the vacuum (if it exists) in television sports presentation in future. “It is an initiative of HiTV and Sports Vision and we are passionate about it. I must add that this is one reality show that has never been done before in any part of the world, we have done our research and we stand to be corrected.”

World Cup International Friendlies

Football fans who can’t wait the 20-plus days until the World Cup can relax. SuperSport has lined up nine international friendlies featuring some of the world’s best teams, among them England, Holland and Spain

The matches come thick and fast, starting with Austria against Croatia and concluding with Spain hosting South Korea.

SuperSport has ramped up its broadcast plans with the addition of former Ireland manager Eoin Hand and former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier to its already stellar experts’ panel that includes John Barnes, Edgar Davids and a host of others.

The handover of SuperSport’s hi-tech HD studio has also just taken place. It is the biggest purpose-built studio in the history of SuperSport and boasts state-of-the-art design and lighting.

With every one of the 64 matches to be broadcast on HD across sub-Saharan Africa, the World Cup is expected to set new standards in picture clarity and quality.

According to SuperSport head of channels Tex Teixeira, “Our mission is to ensure DStv subscribers have the best World Cup experience possible - SuperSport HD uses revolutionary technology which dramatically improves the television picture quality.

“The difference between HD and standard television is essentially the detail and clarity of the picture - colours are more vivid and the image is incredibly sharp.
We will be the only pay-TV service in Africa whose subscribers can see the Fifa 2010 World Cup in High Definition.”

SuperSport’s World Cup project team, including staffers from Kenya and Nigeria, are spending the week in workshops aimed at fine-tuning SuperSport’s World Cup presentation.

Apart from regular programming, will stream all 64 World Cup matches live.

Broadcast Times
Wednesday 19 May 2010
SS3 / SS3A / 21:00 – 23:30 Austria vs. Croatia: k/o 8:30pm (Live)

Monday 24 May 2010
SS3 / SS3A / 20:45 – 23:00 England vs. Mexico: k/o 8pm (Live)

Tuesday 25 May 2010
SS3 / SS3N / SS3A 19:00 – 21:00 Nigeria vs. Saudi Arabia: k/o 6pm (Live)

Wednesday 26 May 2010
SS3 / SS3A / 02:00 – 04:10 USA vs. Czech Republic: k/o 1:11pm (Live)

Wednesday 26 May 2010
SS3 / SS3A / 19:30 – 22:00 Holland vs. Mexico: k/o 7pm (Live)

Thursday 27 May 2010
SS3 / SS3A / 20:00 – 22:30 Denmark vs. Senegal: k/o 7pm (Live)

Saturday 29 May 2010
SS3 / SS3A / 17:30 – 20:00 Spain vs. Saudi Arabia : k/o 5pm (Live)
Saturday 29 May 2010
SS3 / SS3A / 20:00 – 22:15 USA vs. Turkey : k/o 7pm (Live)

Thursday 03 June 2010
SS3 / SS3A / 16:30 – 19:00 Spain vs. South Korea: k/o 4pm (Live)

Oprah Talks to Whitney Houston

Oprah is the world’s reigning Queen of Talk. Whitney Houston is a bona-fide music legend! This month, DStv audiences should tune in to M-Net on Monday May 24 and Tuesday May 25 for a must-watch two part special edition of the Oprah Show in which Whitney talks about her headline-making life, her passion for music, and her future.

In part 1 of the interview….

Over the last 24 years, Oprah has done thousands of interviews, but none more powerful than the one you will see today. She has sold more than 170 million combined album, singles and videos worldwide. In a special two-part television event, Oprah sits down with the legendary Whitney Houston for what she calls a “jaw-dropping, open, honest and candid” interview.
For the last seven years, the public could only speculate what was really going on in her life…until now. During this world exclusive, no topic is off limits. In this compelling and revealing interview at New York City’s Town Hall Theatre, Houston speaks out about her tumultuous marriage with R&B singer Bobby Brown, drugs, rehab and how her family saved her…on today’s all-new Oprah.

In part 2 of the interview….

It’s day two of Oprah’s season premiere event – the exclusive interview with the legendary Whitney Houston continues. On today’s show, she talks about the day she walked out of her 14-year marriage to R&B singer Bobby Brown and what she saw in Michael Jackson that worried her about herself. And, do drugs still have a hold on her?Then, with friends and family looking on, including Clive Davis and her daughter Bobbi Kristina, Houston brings down the house with a surprise show-stopping, emotional performance of “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength” from her new album “I Look To You,” which debuted #1 on the Billboard charts. You won’t want to miss this performance – “The Voice” is back!

It’s a must-watch two-part special edition of the Oprah Winfrey Show,on Mnet West at 6pm

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


The finals of the 2009/2010 UEFA Champions League between Bayern Munich vs Inter Milan,comes up on the 22nd of May 2010 at the Santiago Bernabeu,Spain.

Catch All the action on Hi Soccer (HiTV) from 7pm.

DStv World Cup Promo

Multichoice owners and opreators of DStv, kicks off a new "World Cup Promo" in Nigeria.

DStv Access :- N 21,900
DStv Family :- N 24,900
DStv Compact :- N 29,900
DStv Premium :- N 39,900

All inclusive of installation and 3 months subscription.