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Hymnodia Expands Viewing Channels as Grand Finale Draws Near

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Hymnodia, the fast-growing triple-E (entertainment, education and edification) reality programme created around hymns and worship, has expanded its viewing television channels as the grand finale draws near.

The new viewing channels include GITV, Kaduna; Anambra Broadcasting Service, Onitsha; Ondo State Radio/TV, Akure; and ITV, Abuja. Others are Cross River TV, Calabar; Akwa Ibom Broadcasting Corporation (AKBC); Kwara TV, Ilorin; and Plateau Radio TV, Jos. The programme will be broadcast on these stations every Thursday and Sunday at different times.

Speaking on the new development, Kufre Ekanem, Managing Director of Philosoville Limited, initiator of Hymnodia, said the move is to ensure that the triple-E impact of programme, which is aimed at reviving the hymn culture is given wider coverage for its benefits to be simultaneous across more locations in Nigeria.

He affirmed that the existing channels have taken the initiative far, thereby eliciting calls from other locations to expand the reach with more TV stations for Hymnodia to be incorporated into their programming, being the first indigenous reality show that redefines the critical element of what cohesive societies require.

Hymnodia, a one-hour programme, had been running every Sunday on Lagos Television (Channel 256 on DSTV, Channel 90 on GOtv and Channel 118 on Startimes) with a magazine show on same channels on Thursday evening. It is also streamed live online via the LTV App available on the app store and on the dedicated YouTube channel, Hymnodiahq.

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This week’s (Stanza 9) episode of the show had hymns rendered in Pidgin English. Hymns performed included Na Me Be Bread of Life, Shawa of Blessings Go Full Ground, Ten Tauzand Angels, Jesus Must Hear Me, and Hail My Jesus. Others were E dey Alive, Dis Na My Yarn o, No waka Pass Me, and Who E be.

Abigael Nnadi and Olumide Dada were adjudged the top two performers for Stanza 9 in what the judges described as a very tight contest. The hymntestants on probation for the stanza are Blessing Agu, Mobolanle Oladimeji, Uduakobong Akpan and Juliet Nwabia.

Elimination on Hymnodia is by public votes and the process is audited by the reputable firm of Gbenga Badejo & Co. Other hymntestants still remaining in the hunt for the ASAPH are Kenneth Ekhuemelo, Jemine Edukugho and Rachael Darley.

Hymnodia will climax on April 24, 2019 at a grand finale at the MUSON Centre, Lagos with the winner clinching the Asaph (a specially designed award named after David’s chief musician), a brand-new car and N5 million.

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Philosoville Announces Entries for Hymnodia Season 2

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Organisers of the first Triple E Reality TV show created around hymns and worship, Hymnodia, have announced the commencement of entries for its second edition.

In a press statement released over the weekend to announce the start of the 2020 edition, Managing Director of Philosoville and initiator of Hymnodia, Kufre Ekanem, said entries opened at noon on January 1 and will close midnight January 23, 2020.

According to the statement, the entry protocol has been simplified into two easy steps but the process remains essentially the same.

Applicants are required to post a 60-second video rendering a hymn on their social media platform (specifically Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) with the hashtag #hymnodia2020.

Thereafter, the applicants are to visit the website www.hymnodiahq.org to complete the short online application form. The shortlisted applicants will be invited to a physical audition in Lagos.

The 14 successful hymntestants will enter the Hymnstitute for Hymnodia Season 2 where they stand a chance to win the ASAPH, a brand-new car and N5 million.

It would be recalled that Hymnodia season 1 was won by Kenneth Ekhuemelo, a 25-year old bassofundo and organist.

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Nigeria’s First-ever Prom Concert “Afroprom” – Teni, Banky W Set to Ignite show

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Popular Musician Banky W alongside trending singer Teni, and Mavin’s New Signee Rema are set to thrill graduating secondary school students at the first ever prom concert in Nigeria tagged “AfroProm” holding at Eko Hotel, Convention Centre, Lagos on July 14, 2019.

The event is put together to give Nigerian students an opportunity to experience prom, while celebrating, networking, and partying with a host of Nigeria’s top-rated celebrities.

Speaking on Afroprom, lead project manager at J. Vanni Global, Mobola Abiru said:

“We created Afroprom, Nigeria’s first-ever prom concert for high school graduates between the ages of 14-18 with an eye on getting these teens to celebrate a remarkable achievement at a crucial stage of their lives. Prom is not new to them, they see it happen everywhere else but not in Nigeria. This spurred us to create an avenue that will welcome them into adult life.”

According to the organizers, renowned mediapreneur Debola Williams, and superstar musician and politician, Banky W will be in attendance to inspire and educate the students on “next steps after school” by sharing authentic stories of their own meteoric rise to the top.

Guests will be treated to breathtaking performances fit for the occasion by Teni, Rema, Donflex & the Extigate team, Dream Catchers; while Ushbebe, Ikorodu Bois and other comedians are expected to thrill the guest as well. Other side attractions include a rare five-course meal and a shot at the highly coveted Afroprom King & Queen crowns.

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The event will be hosted by ace OAP Jimmy, and guests stand a chance to walk away with enticing gifts such as an iPhone XR, PlayStation 4, and lots more.

Tickets are sold for 20,000 and can be purchased on events.nairabox.com. For table reservations and enquiries, please call 09016128355 and 08087214559 or visit www.afroprom.com for more details.

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Ariya Repete Bounced Back as Regional Auditions Commences in Lagos

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South-West Nigeria is set to roll! Bang the drums, echo the vocals and sound the heavy percussions as Ariya Repete — Nigeria’s leading indigenous talent hunt show hits major cities across the region.

From the hills of Abeokuta and Ondo to the falls in Osun and down to the seas of Lagos, Ariya Repete 2019 edition is ready to showcase the best talents in Juju, Fuji and Yoruba hip-hop.

The music talent hunt show powered by Goldberg Lager is known for celebrating and preserving indigenous sounds. It has over the years produced remarkable talents that have flourished in genres that are rooted in south-western culture.

This year, the competition goes into its seventh edition and is upping the ante by introducing an all-new Yoruba Hip-Hop category.

The competition will journey across eight locations with auditions and selection parties holding from the 12th of June to the 5th of July. Abule Egba, Ota, Egbeda, Abeokuta, Akure, Ibadan, Osogbo and Ilorin will play hosts to hundreds of hopefuls who will compete for honours in this year’s edition.

Lagos will be the first city to host the regionals as Juju, Fuji, and Yoruba Hip-Hop talents will be auditioned at Stalad Gardens, Agege and Havana Hotels in Egbeda on the 12th of June. The selected talents will then slug it out for a place in the quarter-final concert, when they compete in the regional selection party on Friday, 14th of June.

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Guests at the Selection parties will be thrilled with entertaining performances from the contestants, as well as guest artists and past winners.

Successful contestants from the regional auditions will proceed for mentorship at the Ariya academy, where they will be under the tutelage of veterans in the Juju, Fuji, and Yoruba hip-hop scene.

The competition will then continue on the 26th of July with the Quarterfinal in Akure, while the Semi-final and the grand finale will take place in Lagos and Ibadan on the second (2nd) and ninth (9th) of August respectively. Guests should expect thrilling performances by the contestants that make it through the rigorous selection, guest artists and industry greats.

The winners in each category (Juju, Fuji, & Yoruba hip-hop) will be awarded the star prize of 4 million Naira each. Speaking on this year’s edition, Brand Manager, Goldberg, Olufunmilayo Ogunbodede had this to say “Over the years, Ariya Repete has been a special platform that showcases and celebrates the very best musical talents in South-Western Nigeria and this year’s edition promises to up the ante. As a leading beer brand, we are committed to delighting our consumers with initiatives such as these.

This year, with Ariya Repete we want to celebrate this blend of both worlds. We believe that the 2019 edition of Ariya Repete will be the best ever, the reason we are taking the experience to TV, to show all of Africa that Goldberg Lager believes and celebrates the amazing indigenous talents from South Western Nigeria.”

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This edition of Ariya Repete will be televised across Africa as the show progresses from the auditions to the grand finale in Ibadan. Ariya Repete is powered by Goldberg Lager, a premier quality lager beer brewed with only the finest ingredients by the master brewer.

After the Lagos region, six other regions will host auditions over the course of 3 weeks.

Ota & Abeokuta — 19th of June

Ibadan & Akure –26th of June

Oshogbo & Ilorin — 3rd of July

For more information, visit Goldberg social media pages @goldberg_ng on Instagram and @goldberglagerng on Twitter.

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