EbonyLife TV, Chocolate City Launch Reality Show For Young Artists

Africa’s black entertainment and lifestyle network and Chocolate City, a Nigerian record label have concluded plans to host a reality TV show for young talents in music.

A statement by Mo Abudu, Chief Executive of EL TV obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja said the show would be “a first of its kind”.

“A talent hunt that is home-grown and proudly created by Chocolate City and EbonyLife TV; get ready for Chocolate City unsigned!#choccityunsigned,’’ she stated.

Abudu, who expressed delight in partnering with the group, said that the show would be aired on EbonyLife TV soon.
She said that the show would run through each year with the winner getting a deal with Chocolate City.

“Winners of the annual show will be given a three year single deal which can be extended to an album by the record label,’’ she said.

Similarly, Nigerian rapper and CEO of Chocolate City, Jude Abaga, popularly known as M.I., commended the partnership, adding that it was unprecedented.

“We both create stars because we understand the local nuances of making stars.

“We find raw talent from nowhere and take them right to the top; Chocolate City Unsigned will do nothing less.

“I am a living proof of this exciting reality, and I and the team are now ready to take others on this amazing journey to stardom,” M.I. stated.

According to him, registration for the Chocolate City Unsigned competition will be opened to all interested participants across Africa on March 21, 2016.

NAN reports that the competition proper is scheduled to commence in May 2016 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Watch Buhari’s Mo Abudu Interview! He Says “I Was Persuaded To Run For Presidency By My Supporters “

On Tuesday, BN published an interview that Ebony Life TV CEO, Mo Abudu, conducted with President Goodluck Jonathan, in which he emphasized that his administration’s numerous accomplishments had been overshadowed by the Boko Haram insurgency.

And now, we are bringing you an interview that Abudu held with APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari earlier this month. During their conversation, Buhari speaks about how he intends to move Nigeria forward if he is elected president. He however notes that change will not happen immediately, as Nigeria’s problems did not emerge overnight.

Here is a brief summary of key topics discussed:

On why he wants to become president of Nigeria
He states that he was persuaded into running for president by his supporters

On how he intends to rule Nigeria if elected president
Buhari stated that the question transcends whether he will adopt a civilian or military style of ruling. He emphasized that ultimately, he will govern Nigeria in accordance with the constitution.
On how he plans to tackle insecurity
He noted that because these problems did not start over night, change will not occur immediately. He also revealed that in the fight against Boko Haram, he would employ the strategy of working closely with neighbouring countries to ensure that Nigeria’s borders are secure.
On his ideas for reviving the economy
Buhari  stated that the Nigerian economy is too reliant on oil and gas. He proffered that the development of the agriculture sector and reviving of the textile industry would contribute to helping the economy move forward.

He also recommended that simple measures could also be taken to save money in government. For instance, cutting down on spending money during ceremonies, spending less money on overhead, minimizing traveling with a large convoy of vehicles, cutting down on trips abroad, etc.

Watch the interview video below